About Dr Melissa Hardie
Dr Melissa Hardie is currently writing a book on true crime and the remediation of "fact" in a variety of genres and modes. She has recently written and published on televisual representations of crime in procedurals like Law & Order and Cold Case; Patty Jenkins' film Monster, representations of criminal ecologies and the Boston Strangler; Kitty Genovese. She is currently working on a genealogy of true crime writing through the Gothic, analysing representations of mental state and criminal intent: "cold blood." She is also pursuing work on the avant-garde and testimony through the work of Charles Reznikoff, Gary Indiana, and others. Historically her research has been contoured by an interest in psychoanalysis, rhetoric, deconstruction, and queer theory, and a specialisation in Modernism and Contemporary writing and film.