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Murder, Mystery and Mayhem: Crime and Detective Fiction - ENGL375

From the early nineteenth century onwards a series of extraordinarily entertaining crime and detection narratives came to dominate the market for popular fiction. These stories represented in part a development of Gothic modes, and were intensely responsive to and productive of cultural change. They have only recently been the focus of sustained critical attention, as accounts of the often disruptive power of popular and pulp culture continue to displace the hegemony of elite forms and canonical writers. From Poe to modern television drama, writers produced fiction that transformed ideas of gender and narration, and re-imagined the role of crime and its relation to ordinary life and normative values.

Credit Points: 3
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S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Stephanie Russo, Dr Lee O'Brien

6cp in ENGL units at 200 level Prerequisite Information


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Department of English

Faculty of Arts

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