Bibliotekarien som detektiv: Representationer av bibliotekarier i detektivromaner
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Librarian as Sleuth : Images of Librarians in Mystery Novels (English)
This master's thesis is a study of how librarians are depicted in crime fiction. 12 American and English mysterynovels featuring librarians in a central role were studied and analysed using character theory. Recurring traitswere identified and organised into themes. A number of prominent traits and themes emerged that show librariansas orderly and organised bibliophiles, but with a taste for adventure and excitement. They are keen problem solverswho enjoy a challenge, at work, or in the form of crime detection. These traits show fairly different sides ofthe characters, and hint of librarians having something of a dubble nature.
Some of the traits resonate with findings in earlier studies in the field, but the old stereotype was only parti -ally confirmed. In general the image of librarians presented in the mystery novels is a positive one, which inmany respects also rings true against the background of actual librarians and library work.
This is a two years master's thesis in Archive, Library and Museum studies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 75 p.
Librarians in literature, Literature, Detective and mystery stories, American, Detective and mystery stories, English, Detectives in literature, Stereotypes (Social psychology) in literature.
Bibliotekarier i litteraturen, litteratur, amerikanska deckare, engelska deckare, detektiver i litteraturen, stereotyper i litteraturen.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-200921Local ID: 594OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-200921DiVA: diva2:625388
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Master Programme in ALM