The Detective Novel

LIT 379S

What is a detective novel, and how does it 'work'? By looking at synchronic and diachronic transformations of the genre—from British Sherlock Holmes to the South African 'noir-fantastic'—the course investigates the structure of literary genres and their adaptability to different social, cultural, and civilizational contexts.
Curriculum Codes
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • ENGLISH 376S
Typically Offered