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Noir and Nationhood in the Twenty-First Century

December 1, 2017

Professor David Schmid examines Film Noir in a new light, suggesting that we need to accentuate the ways in which noir can critique the dominant discourses of nationhood, especially the premium such discourses place on belonging, hierarchy, and the status quo. […]

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Behind the Scenes of Mystery Fiction Writing

January 3, 2017

Professor David Schmid, associate professor in the Department of English at the University at Buffalo, reveals the fascinating background behind some of your most beloved detectives, investigators, crime solvers, and more. […]