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Gentleman and Gumshoes

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Gentleman and Gumshoes

A non-accredited literature course.

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CLL 17/18_207

Course Dates

17th April 2018 – 19th June 2018

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£74.00
Course Description

The 1930s and 40s were the golden age for detective fiction on both sides of the Atlantic but while England produced gentlemanly sleuths in the elegant shape of Lord Peter Wimsey and Albert Campion, America boasted the gritty, hardboiled ‘tecs like Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe and The Shadow. We will look at several mystery novels in the context of the culture and compare detecting methods, language, female friends (Lady Amanda versus the gun moll), the idea of justice and their relationship with authority.

Helen Bullock BA MA

Term: Summer

Day: Tuesday

Start Date: 17 April 2018

Time: 7-9pm

No. of weeks: 10

Course fee: £74.00

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