Dr Shelley Godsland from Hispanic Studies, Department of Modern Languages, recently gave a Guest Lecture in the Faculty of Communications at the University of Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia. 

Dr Godsland's co-presenter was Professor David Knutson, Chair of the Department of Modern Languages at Xavier University in Cincinnati, and the talk analysed detective fictions as a cultural response to specific socio-political contexts during the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. 

Attended by a large number of academics and undergraduate students, the talk elicited extensive post-lecture discussion, particularly with reference to the different uses made of crime and detective genres in the European and Latin American cultural environments.

Photograph of Shelley Godsland presenting in Columbia