Shaw, Janice Marion
Janice Shaw is a lecturer at the University of New England, Australia in Crime Fiction, Children’s Literature, and Film and Gender Studies. Her PhD was based on a study of the discontinuous narrative in Australian fiction. She has published studies on crime fiction and film, including “The Poet Dalgliesh and Kate From the Block: The Culture of P.D. James” in Julie Kim ed., Class and Culture in Contemporary Crime Fiction (McFarland), and “The Big Bang Theory: Nerds and Kidults” in Betty Kaklamanidou and Margaret Tally eds. The Millennials on Film and Television: The Politics of Popular Culture. (McFarland). Her publications also include articles on the Australian writers Beverley Farmer and Frank Moorhouse, the discontinuous narrative, and gender politics.
ArticlesMark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has achieved success as “the new Rain Man” or “the new definitive, popular account of the autistic condition” (Burks-Abbott 294). Integral to its favourable reception is the way it conflates the autistic main character, the fifteen-year-old narrator Christopher Boone, with the savant, or individual...Read more