Detective Fiction is a half-year senior English elective. The
course explores the rich history and dynamic nature of this literary
genre. In addition to studying the origins of mystery writing,
students will read short stories and novels covering the British and
American traditions in the genre. The course will look at the role
of the detective as an archetypal hero in both traditions.
Students will also examine the diverse offerings of modern writers in
one of the most popular and widely read literary forms in the world.
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