THE ART OF MURDER:

20th & 21st century crime fiction.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Clare Clarke

 

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Course Summary:

 

 

 

 

Week One: Introduction: texts, contexts, theory

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Week TwoClue-Puzzle: Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express (1934)

Week Three: Hardboiled: Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon (1930)

Week FourNoir: Patricia Highsmith, The Talented Mr Ripley (1955)

Week Five:  Race: Chester Himes, A Rage in Harlem (1957)

Week SixPolice procedural/Nordic Noir: Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, The Laughing Policeman (1971)

Week Seven: Study Week

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Week Eight: Gender: Sara Paretsky, Bitter Medicine (1987)

Week NineDomestic noir: Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl (2012)

Week Ten: Ireland: Tana French, Broken Harbour (2012)

Week Eleven: Cosy crime: Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown, Sour Puss: A Mrs Murphy Mystery (2007)

Week Twelve: True crime podcasts and tv: Serial (Season 1) (2014)

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