Courses – Literature

UNDERSTANDING CRIME FICTION

Rachel Marsh

ONLINE COURSE

Why do we love murder mysteries? Do we enjoy solving a puzzle? Or, are we looking for a deeper understanding of our own mortality? This class will use short fiction and film to investigate society’s fascination with murder. Starting with Scheherazades mysteries and moving through history to our modern interest in true crime, this class will unpick the literary, historic, and cultural elements of the genre, with a hope of gaining a deeper appreciation of crime fiction.

NB There will be a useful preparatory IT session prior to the class starting. Details of how to access this will be sent to you by email before the start date.

Course Code: 03 352      Thursday 2.00-4.00         23April – 5 weeks          Fee: £40/35

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