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Saturday, April 27 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hard-Boiled Heroines: Women Characters in Mystery and Crime Fiction

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Since the first female detective story appeared in 1862, what kinds of heroines have mystery and crime writers created? What kinds do today's reviewers and readers want to meet? In this panel, crime fiction scholar Dagni Bredesen and reviewers Rebecca Nesvet and Keshena Hanson will explore these questions.

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Keshena Hanson

Keshena Hanson earned a Bachelor's in English from UW-Green Bay. While there, she worked on the school's journal of literature and art, Sheepshead Review as an assistant copy-editor and fiction staff member. Now she writes crime fiction reviews on reviewingtheevidence.com, and is a writer for Appleton Monthly Magazine. Her non-fiction piece "Bury the Blues Blueberry Pie" was published in the Spring 2018 edition of Sheepshead Review... Read More →
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Dagni Bredesen

Dagni Bredesen is a professor of English at Eastern Illinois University.  Her research on Victorian widowhood and on nineteenth-century female detectives has been published as journal articles and in essay collections. She has edited a volume for Scholar’s Facsimiles and Reprints... Read More →
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Rebecca Nesvet

Rebecca Nesvet teaches English Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and reviews contemporary global mystery and crime fiction for Reviewing the Evidence (www.reviewingtheevidence.com).