Special issue on Familiar Perpetrators: On the Intimacy of Evil in Contemporary American Literature and Popular Culture. This issue was co-edited by Dragoș Manea, Dana Mihăilescu, Roxana Oltean and Mihaela Precup, whose work was supported by PCE grant 101/2021, “Familiar Perpetrators: On the Intimacy of Evil in Contemporary American Literature and Popular Culture,” offered by UEFISCDI.
Table of Contents
Evelyn Martha Mohr. Perpetration and Performance: Unlikely Villains and the Ghosting Effect in Fargo
William Magrino. From Disaffected Youth to Dangerous Adults: The Brooding Evil of the Familiar in Bret Easton Ellis’s Fiction
Mihaela Tone. “Look how glamorous we are!”: Reading Perpetration and Womanhood in Nina Bunjevac’s “Opportunity Presents Itself”
Hatice Bay. “Instead of Pumping Iron, She was Pumping Bullets into her Husband”: The Portrayal of a Female Perpetrator in Nanette Burstein’s Killer Sally
William Wright. The Problem with Clowns: Political Perpetrators and Their Comedic Critics