Mystery and Crime Fiction
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

A study of the development of the crime genre in fiction from 19th-century mystery stories to contemporary police narratives. In this course, crime stories are read and analyzed in relation to questions of gender, class, race, and law and order in the different social, historical, economic, and national contexts that define and shape the various subgenres of the detective story.