The forum for inter-american research (fiar) is the official electronic journal of the International Association of Inter-American Studies (IAS). fiar was established by the American Studies Program at Bielefeld University in 2008. We foster a dialogic and interdisciplinary approach to the study of the Americas. fiar is a peer-reviewed and open access online journal. Articles in this journal undergo a double-blind review process and are published in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.
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Current Issue

Vol. 10 No. 1 (May 2017):

Capital Crimes in the Americas

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Nicole Sparling Barco, Central Michigan University:
Capital Crimes in the Americas

Annika Eisenberg, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt:
The Sound of L.A. Noir – Listening to Marlowe´s Los Angeles in Raymond Chandler´s The Long Goodbye and Benjamin Black´s The Black-Eyed Blonde

Erik Larson, Brigham Young University:
Donde todo se paga: Ricardo Piglia’s Blanco nocturno as a Lesson in Noir Economics

Leisa Rothlisberger Wiest, Pennsylvania State University:
Detective Fiction in the Monster, Mexico City

Andres Aluma-Cazorla, University of Illinois-Chicago:
Violence and Globalization in De que nada se sabe (2002) by Alfredo Noriega: A Dark Account of Late Twentieth Century Ecuador in a Glocal Noir Ecuatoriano

Jayashree Kamble, City University of New York: LaGuardia Community College:
From Barbarized to Disneyfied: Viewing 1990s New York City Through Eve Dallas, J.D. Robb’s Futuristic Homicide Detective

Nicole Sparling Barco, Central Michigan University:
Difficult to Digest: Rubem Fonseca’s “Intestino Grosso” [“Large Intestine”] as a Scatological Theory of Crime Fiction

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Past Issues

Vol. 9 No. 2 (Sep. 2016): Negotiating Nature
Vol. 9 No. 1 (May 2016): Geopolitical Imaginaries in the Americas
Vol. 8 No. 3 (Dec. 2015): Caribbean Entanglements. Culture(s) and Nature Revisited
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