About JC Bernthal

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‘JC’ stands for ‘James Carl’ but call me Jamie! I’m an academic with special interests in Agatha Christie and gender theory. I’m an associate lecturer at Middlesex University and a private researcher for the crime writer Sophie Hannah.

In 2015, I gained an AHRC-funded PhD from the University of Exeter. Examiners praised my thesis for its clear argument and recommended it for publication in its current form. The resultant monograph, Queering Agatha Christie: Revisiting the Golden Age of Detective Fiction, was published by my first choice, Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. I am also the editor of The Ageless Agatha Christie: Essays on the Mysteries and the Legacy (2016).

cwa-logo-member-blackResearch interests include:

Detective fiction

‘Middlebrow’ literature and culture

Gender

Queer theoryLGBT+ literature and culture

Click here for my CV, last updated February 2017.

4 comments

  1. I hve been reading Agatha Christie’s Autobiography. have read her books since young and chancing upon this website, felt the need to send a “fan” letter, of sorts. Hope it all goes well on the 14th in Exeter! Cheering you on from California…

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