Course title:
Literature: Golden Age Crime Fiction
Tutor:
Greta Depledge
Course ID:
C3532923
Start date:
30/09/2021
End date:
18/11/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Thu 30 Sep 2021 14:15 PM - 15:45 PM 1.5
Thu 07 Oct 2021 14:15 PM - 15:45 PM 1.5
Thu 14 Oct 2021 14:15 PM - 15:45 PM 1.5
Thu 21 Oct 2021 14:15 PM - 15:45 PM 1.5
Thu 11 Nov 2021 14:15 PM - 15:45 PM 1.5
Thu 18 Nov 2021 14:15 PM - 15:45 PM 1.5
Total sessions: 6
Total number of classroom hours: 9
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 9
Date
Thu 30 Sep 2021
Times
14:15 PM - 15:45 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 07 Oct 2021
Times
14:15 PM - 15:45 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 14 Oct 2021
Times
14:15 PM - 15:45 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 21 Oct 2021
Times
14:15 PM - 15:45 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 11 Nov 2021
Times
14:15 PM - 15:45 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 18 Nov 2021
Times
14:15 PM - 15:45 PM
Hours
1.5
Total sessions:
6
Total number of classroom hours:
9
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
9
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
Heathcoat Community Centre
81 King Street
Tiverton
EX16 5JJ
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£36.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
The novels studied on this course will be: Gladys Mitchell's 'A Speedy Death', Agatha Christie's 'Murder at the Vicarage', Margery Allingham's 'Police at the Funeral', Dorothy L Sayers's 'Busman's Honeymoon'. The books will be studied in this order.
Course aim:
This course will look at a selection of novels from the Golden Age of Crime Fiction.
Course description:
The Golden Age of Crime Fiction has often been dismissed as a period providing cosy murder stories with conventional endings. However, writers from this period transformed crime fiction an developed the classic trope of the clue-puzzle crime novel. We will explore novels which provide us with cases of madness, sexual depravity, serial killers, indecency, unlikely sleuths and controversial endings. Writers from the Golden Age were writing in the aftermath of one world war and through the shadow and eventual reality of another - cosy and comfortable? I think not...
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Understand what is meant by the term Golden Age of Crime Fiction.
2. Discuss the literary context of Golden Age Crime Fiction.
3. Identify some of the common tropes of crime fiction.
4. Compare and contrast different styles of writing from the period.
5. Engage in group discussions on this subject.
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