History of the Detective Genre: A. C. Doyle's Series about Sherlock Holmes

  • Alexey Germanovich MELIKHOV Kazan Federal University, Russia
  • Olga Olegovna NESMELOVA Kazan Federal University, Russia
  • Marina Karpovna BRONICH Nizhny Novgorod State Linguistic University, Russia
Palabras clave: A.C. Doyle, british detective, conceptual basis of the detective fiction, detective genre, history of the detective genre. / A.C. Doyle, base conceptual de la ficción de detectives, detective británico, género de detectives, historia del género de detect




This paper analyzes the relation of the series of works by Arthur Conan Doyle about Sherlock Holmes to the genre movement of the 1920-1930s called The Golden Age of detective fiction is not widely studied in the Russian literature analysis. As a result of this study, the author concludes that Doyle's series in all its differences from the representatives of the Golden Age of detective fiction laid out the conceptual framework of this genre movement. Stories about Sherlock Holmes if not invented, popularized many typical genre elements that were later actively used by the authors of detective works.



Este artículo analiza la relación de la serie de obras de Arthur Conan Doyle sobre Sherlock Holmes con el movimiento de género de la década de 1920-1930 llamada “La Edad de Oro de la ficción detectivesca” es poco estudiado en el análisis de la literatura rusa. Como resultado de este estudio, el autor concluye que la serie de Doyle, en todas sus diferencias con los representantes de la Edad de Oro de la ficción detectivesca, estableció el marco conceptual de este movimiento de género. Las historias sobre Sherlock Holmes, si no se inventaron, popularizaron muchos elementos de género típicos que luego fueron utilizados activamente por los autores de los trabajos de detectives.

Biografía del autor/a

Alexey Germanovich MELIKHOV, Kazan Federal University, Russia
Born in 1993, in 2017 he graduated from the Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication of KFU, direction: Philology. Qualification: Master. The theme of the master's thesis: "The transformation of the classic detective in modern English literature: a postmodern game with tradition." Post-graduate student of the Department of Russian and Foreign Literature of IFMK KFU. Sphere of scientific interests: contemporary English-language genre literature, (detective story, science fiction, horror); graphic novel.
Olga Olegovna NESMELOVA, Kazan Federal University, Russia
Born 1956, Doctor of Philology. In 1978 she graduated from Kazan State University, Department of History and Philology. She defended her doctoral dissertation in 1999. The topic was "Ways of the development of US prose of the twentieth century in the perception of Russian literary criticism." Professor, Head Department of Russian and Foreign Literature, Kazan Federal University. Research interests: US literature; Russian American studies; synthesis of documentary and fiction in literature and art.
Marina Karpovna BRONICH, Nizhny Novgorod State Linguistic University, Russia
Born in 1952, Doctor of Philology. In 1974 she graduated from Chisinau State University, Department of Foreign Languages. She defended her doctoral dissertation in 2010. Theme was “The Reception of Russian Literature and Culture in the Works of Sol Bellow”. Professor, professor of the Department of Russian Philology, Foreign Literature and Intercultural Communication, Nizhny Novgorod State Linguistic University. Research interests: US literature and culture, comparative studies.


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MELIKHOV, A. G., NESMELOVA, O. O., & BRONICH, M. K. (2020). History of the Detective Genre: A. C. Doyle’s Series about Sherlock Holmes. Utopía Y Praxis Latinoamericana, 25(1), 355-361. Recuperado a partir de https://produccioncientificaluz.org/index.php/utopia/article/view/33713