Criminal Elements: The Detective Novel and American Literature, 1920-2000

ENGL 0201W S01 [CRN: 25551]

For American authors, the crime novel has provided a critique of capitalism, a vision of queer desire, a record of racial violence and an experiment in modernist form. This course uses the detective genre to examine major movements in American literary and political history, ranging from prohibition to postmodernity. Authors: Hammett, Chandler, Highsmith, Himes, Nabokov, Auster. Films: Rear Window, Chinatown. Enrollment limited to 17. WRIT
Spring 2014
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Course Attributes
Writing - Designated Courses
Primary Instructor
09:00 am - 09:50 am Mon, Wed, Fri - from Jan 22, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Exam Group Code
02 (May 9, 2014 2:00pm)