DETECTIVE FICTION
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
10979
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
This course examines detective fiction in terms of its history, its social meaning and as a form of philosophizing. It also seeks to reveal the place and values of popular fiction in our lives.
Class Attributes
DSAS Literature General Ed. Requirement
Gender, Sexuality & Women's St
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Humanistic GE. Req.
European and Eurasian Studies
Transatlantic Studies
West European Studies
Class Notes
The planned operational modality for this class is REMOTE. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-all-students-remote EngLit 625 is a course focused on detective fiction understood in the broad sense as fiction whose protagonist engages in the search for truth in the realm of deviant behavior, often but not always murder. The class examines detective fiction in terms of its history, its social meaning, and as a form of philosophizing. It also seeks to reveal the place and values of popular fiction in our lives. The course gives special attention to the psychology of gender, in both its study of the female sleuth, Stephanie Delacour, and of the female authors of detective fiction, including both Julia Kristeva and Agatha Christie. The course reads world literature focusing on the nature of the human in the context of different national identities, including, beginning with the most recent, Italian, French, American (US), English, and Argentinian examples. We will also examine two films adapting detective fiction to the screen, Alberto Sironi¿s According to Protocol and Robert Florey¿s Murders in the Rue Morgue. Credits: English Minor; English Literature; and the Certificates in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies as well as in Latin America.
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Carol Bove
Meets
TuTh 2:50PM - 4:05PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 04/23/2021
Room
WEB Based Class
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Seminar Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Closed
Seats Taken
35
Seats Open
0
Class Capacity
35
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
20