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Classic American and British Detective Fiction

ENGL - 231

Credits: 3

Catalog Year: 2017

This course explores the historical development and dynamic nature of classic and hardboiled detective fiction. Students will read representative short stories and novels covering the evolution of the British and American traditions in this popular genre including, but not limited to, works by Poe, Collins, Christie, Conan Doyle, Sayers, Thompson, Hammett, and Chandler. The course includes the examination of critical approaches to the form of detective fiction and will also call attention to the cultural contexts in which these writings were produced.


ENGL 151