Proceedings of First International Conference on Culture, Education, Linguistics and Literature, CELL 2019, 5-6 August, Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Revisioning The Detective Canon: A Study of A Slight Trick Of The Mind and The Final Solution

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.5-8-2019.2289815,
        author={Dr. Abdul Mohammed Ali Jinnah and R. Lakshmi Priya},
        title={Revisioning The Detective Canon: A Study of A Slight Trick Of The Mind and The Final Solution},
        proceedings={Proceedings of First International Conference on Culture, Education, Linguistics and Literature, CELL 2019, 5-6 August, Purwokerto, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={CELL},
        year={2019},
        month={11},
        keywords={anti-establishment literature anti-detective fiction intertextuality sherlock holmes zeitgeist},
        doi={10.4108/eai.5-8-2019.2289815}
    }
    
  • Dr. Abdul Mohammed Ali Jinnah
    R. Lakshmi Priya
    Year: 2019
    Revisioning The Detective Canon: A Study of A Slight Trick Of The Mind and The Final Solution
    CELL
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.5-8-2019.2289815
Dr. Abdul Mohammed Ali Jinnah1,*, R. Lakshmi Priya2
  • 1: Affiliated to Bharatidasan University, Associate Professor of English, Jamal Mohamed College, Trichy.
  • 2: Affiliated to Bharatidasan University, PhD Research Scholar,Bishop Heber College,Trichy, Tamil Nadu
*Contact email: abdul.m.jinnah@gmail.com

Abstract

Postmodernism, when it comes to literary landscapes, has opened up various possibilities for experimentation. One such style of postmodern experimentation writing is pastiche and parody; though both these styles have their inception in the modernist period, there is a se-rious shift in the ideology of people during contemporary times, and authors of this zeit-geist use the same to create a writing that synergies with the mindset of people. The works taken for interogation apply postmodern principles of writing in detective genre, primarily focussing on the Sherlock Holmesian character in his dotage. These reworkings are not just genre-bending but also reject the meta-recit, thereby creating a subversive narrative.