The Detective Novel


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
  • ITALIAN 379S
  • LIT 379S
  • ROMST 379S
Typically Offered