Course title:
Literature: Competing Detectives - Miss Marple and V.I. Warshawski
Tutor:
Denise Hanrahan-Wells
Course ID:
C3533099
Start date:
13/01/2022
End date:
31/03/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Thu 13 Jan 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Thu 03 Mar 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Thu 10 Mar 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Thu 17 Mar 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Thu 24 Mar 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Thu 31 Mar 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Total sessions: 6
Total number of classroom hours: 9
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 9
Date
Thu 13 Jan 2022
Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 03 Mar 2022
Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 10 Mar 2022
Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 17 Mar 2022
Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 24 Mar 2022
Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Thu 31 Mar 2022
Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Total sessions:
6
Total number of classroom hours:
9
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
9
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£28.80 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?
You will need a copy of each of the following novels: Agatha Christie, The Moving Finger Sara Paretsky, Indemnity Only Any other readings will be provided on Canvas.
Course aim:
To explore two different sub-genres of detective fiction.
Course description:
The Golden Age of Detective fiction and the hardboiled detective novel are two opposing forms of crime fiction, and Raymond Chandler famously criticized the Golden age novel in his essay ‘The Art of Murder’. We will consider the significance of the female detective by comparing an example from the Golden Age of detective fiction, Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple in The Moving Finger (1942) before concluding with the introduction of Sara Paretsky’s Private Eye V.I. Warshawski in Indemnity Only (1982). We will compare the differing time periods, geographical and social contexts ranging from Urban America to the sleepy English village, as well as exploring issues related to gender.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Approach literary texts in a critical way.
2. Make comparisons between sub-genres of detective fiction.
3. Consider the significance of geographical and social context in relation to writings of Agatha Christie and Sara Paretsky.
4. Discuss representations of gender in the set texts.
5. Participate in group discussion.
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