Reading List

Frozen Justice: Canadian Crime Films, Culture, and Society

Episode 1: The Case of the Exciting Introduction


Hall, S. 2013. “The Work of Representation.” In Hall, S., Evans, J. and Nixon, S. (eds.) Representation. Second Edition. London, Milton Keynes: Sage and The Open University.  Pp. 1-59.

Hayward, K. and Young, J. 2004. “Cultural criminology: Some notes on the script.” Theoretical Criminology 8 (3): 259-273.

Kohm, S., Bookman, S., and Greenhill, P. 2017. Screening justice: Canadian crime films, culture and society.  Halifax: Fernwood Publishing.

Rafter, N. 2007. “Crime, film and criminology: Recent sex-crime movies.” Theoretical Criminology 11 (3): 403-420.

Stuart Hall: Representation and the Media. 1997. Produced and directed by Sut Jhally. Media Education Foundation.

Sturken, M. and Cartwright, L. 2018. Practices of Looking. Third Edition. New York: Oxford University Press.

Episode 2: The Case of the Dark Fairy Tale and Just Folklore


Brydon, Anne.  2017.  “Reconciliation and Justice in Zacharias Kunuk’s Atanarjuat.”  In Screening Justice:  Canadian Crime Films, Culture and Society, edited by Steven Kohm, Sonia Bookman, and Pauline Greenhill, 309-325.  Winnipeg:  Fernwood.

Greenhill, Pauline. 2014.  “Le Piège d’Issoudun: Motherhood in Crisis.” Narrative Culture 1 (1): 49-70.

Greenhill, Pauline. 2017.  “Le Piège d’Issoudun:  Fairy-Tale Murder.” In Screening Justice:  Canadian Crime Films, Culture and Society, edited by Steven Kohm, Sonia Bookman, and Pauline Greenhill, 218-239.  Winnipeg:  Fernwood.

Greenhill, Pauline, and Steven Kohm.  2016.  “Fairy-Tale Films in Canada/Canadian Fairy-Tale Films.”  In Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney:  International Perspectives, edited by Jack Zipes, Pauline Greenhill, and Kendra Magnus-Johnston, 246-261.  New York:  Routledge.

hooks, bell. 2000. Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics. Cambridge, MA: South End Press.

Jiwani, Yasmin, and Mary Lynn Young. 2006.  “Missing and murdered women: Reproducing marginality in news discourse.” Canadian Journal of Communication 31 (4): 895-971.

Meyer, Cheryl, and Michelle Oberman. 2001.  Mothers Who Kill Their Children: Understanding the Acts of Moms from Susan Smith to the “Prom Mom.” New York: New York University Press. 

Online Resources

The International Fairy-Tale Filmography

Fairy Tale Films Research  

Episode 3: The Case of the Made-for-TV Mystery Movie


Gates, Philippa. (2011). Detecting Women: Gender and the Hollywood Detective Film. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Mizejewski, Linda. (2004). Hardboiled and High Heeled: The Woman Detective in Popular Culture. New York: Routledge.

Modleski, Tania. (1982). Loving With a Vengeance: Mass-Produced Fantasies for Women. Hamden, CT: Archon Books.

Rapping, Elayne. (1992). The Movie of the Week: Private Stories, Public Events. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.