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ENGL 3002 Detective Stories (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This one-credit course focuses on reasons for the rise and popularity of this genre, and on two special themes -- the relationship between the (private) detective and the police, and the way the novels present specific cities in specific time periods through their crimes, criminals, and policing forces. We'll read Ellery Queen's New York City serial killer novel Cat of Many Tails, Robert B. Parker's kidnapping novel Looking for Rachel Wallace, and Sara Paretsky's prison-industrial complex novel Hard Time. A final assignment will be student's choice. Classes begin Wed. Jan. 29, and conclude on Wed. Apr. 2.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Judith Wilt

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17