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Mediating the North in Crime Fiction

Merging the Vernacular Place with a Cosmopolitan Imaginary

Louise Nilsson

Protestants hail. No matter where one is, “north” is always elsewhere, a compass pointing beyond. Often, in tales of north, it is inhabited by the Other, home to people perceived as culturally different, with their own traditions and/or representing a different kind of mentality (Davidson 7–20, 38

Translingual Events

World Literature and the Making of Language

Stefan Helgesson and Christina Kullberg

is at stake in the making, unmaking, and folding of borders in the dialect continuum. * We wish to express our gratitude for generous funding from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, facilitating the writing of this article. 1 Setswana had been “reduced” to writing by Protestant