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The Body in the Library: An Introduction to Crime Writing


Course Information

The Body in the Library: An Introduction to Crime Writing

A non-accredited literature course

Course Code

CLL 23/24_NA_154
Course Description

This course will have three strands. We will first consider how past thinkers understood crime, criminals, and the justice system, before exploring the ways in which three true murder cases - the Ratcliffe Highway Murders (1811), Whitechapel Murders (1888), and Crumbles Bungalow Murder (1924) - have occupied and still occupy the writerly imagination. We will then think about why and how crime fiction developed as a genre after 1827. What was different about the crimes and detectives of 'golden age' and, later, 'hard-boiled' fiction? Please note, this is a repeat of the course which took place in the autumn term 2021, not a continuation course.

Tutor: Sarah Wride MA Mphil PhD

Term: Summer

Day: Tuesday

Time: 7-9pm

Start Date: 16 April 2024

No. of weeks: 10

Full fee: £104 

Location: Online

This course will be delivered via Zoom. Students joining the course will need access to a computer, laptop or tablet with a microphone (essential) and a webcam (desirable), as well as a reliable broadband connection.



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