EGL-2440 - Survey Mystery/Detective Fictn

Study of the literary genre of mystery and detective fiction, presenting an historical overview of the genre from its 19th century beginnings through the "golden age" of the early 20th century and the "hard boiled" detectives of the 1930s to contemporary writers as well as ethnic, regional, and international authors. Students will read the fiction and also view selected films, analyzing the elements of mystery, its literary roots, and its reflection of cultural contexts and issues. Offered every other year.
Academic Level
Undergraduate Level
Subject
English
Department
English
Credits
3
Corequisites
None
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