Crime Fiction and East Anglia

Ref: C2224338

The evocative East Anglian landscape has long been an inspiration to tellers of stories of murder and mysterious death. This course begins with an exploration of the rise of crime as the source of entertainment for the masses. Then, using three novels by some of the greatest crime writers of the twentieth century, this course examines the genre of crime fiction in detail, particularly its use of East Anglia.

Course aim

This course explores the genre of crime fiction during the twentieth century, focusing on the use of East Anglia as a setting and plot device.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • Other

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of the development of crime fiction during the twentieth century and how it was influenced by earlier forms of 'crime entertainment'.
  • Explore the use of devices- narrative, character, setting etc.
  • Evaluate the use of East Anglia in crime fiction.
  • Reflect on the place of crime fiction in the literary canon.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Other

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Other

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Other

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Crime Fiction and East Anglia Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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