By: Jenny Ralph | Published: September 21, 2023 | 3:55 pm | SHARE: Even half a century after penning her final novel, Agatha Christie and her Golden Age crime stories still endure in contemporary media.In fact, the newly released film, “A Haunting in Venice,” is based on Christie’s 1969 novel “Hallowe’en Party.” With more than 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections published, the Queen of Crime has proven that her murder mysteries continue to have people asking more than “Who done it?”Michelle Kazmer, dean of Florida State University’s College of Communication and Information and professor in the School of Information, discovered Christie’s work in her public library when she was just 12 years old.
If you count yourself among those who lose themselves in the lives of fictional characters, scientists now have a better idea of how that happens.
Octavia Butler has captured the contemporary imagination. Although she left us in 2006, her works seem more relevant than ever. Jonathan Alexander, University of California, Irvine Chancellor’s Professor of English & Informatics, has taught her work for two decades. “In…
People may cheer the demise of evil villains in fiction, but the deaths we most remember are the meaningful and sad endings of the characters we loved, research suggests.