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. The course has no prerequisites and is designed for majors and minors in Romance Studies and the humanities in general.
Curriculum Codes
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • ENGLISH 376S
  • ITALIAN 379S
  • ROMST 379S
Typically Offered