Michael Arntfield



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Literary criminology & the criminal humanities; forensic writing & forensic linguistics; true crime as social history; vernacular cultures of the criminal justice system; narrative psychology; investigative journalism; Gothic fiction; the medical humanities

My research and writing interests centre on what I call literary criminology, including the didactic elements of the Victorian Gothic and other nineteenth century fictive treatments of the criminal mind and the epistemology of criminal insanity. I also focus in my books and courses on the evolution of detective fiction in literature, film, and television, as well as the interplay between forensic writing as carried out in the field by justice system professionals and the role of narrative psychology in profiling offenders during the course of criminal investigations.


WRIT2227: Crime Writing; WRIT2297: Forensic Writing; WRIT4998: Portfolio Writing & Design; WRIT2500: Writing for the Television Industry; WRIT3222: Advanced Healthcare Communication; WRIT2121: Writing for Multimedia