ENGL 3747

ENGL 3747

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Where would crime fiction be without its constitutive trouble—the body on the floor, the predatory femme fatale, the sin-steeped city that only an honest sleuth can purge? And where would literary culture be without crime fiction to make trouble for—to attack, parody, reinvent, complicate, and rejoice in? This course will review classic mystery story design in Poe, Doyle, and Hammett and will read later fictions by such writers as Jorge Luis Borges, Vladimir Nabokov, Patricia Highsmith, Michael Chabon, China Miéville, Tana French, and Mukoma Wa Ngugi, viewing films by John Huston, Roman Polanski, Christopher Nolan, and Denis Villeneuve—and promising never to let the trouble go away.

When Offered Fall.

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16387ENGL 3747  SEM 101