Detective Fiction

Scott A. Sheets, Detective Fiction, Fall 2015

Course 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.

Required Texts:

1. Mansfield-Kelley & Marchino, The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction, Pearson Longman, ISBN 978-0321195012
2. Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Dover Thrift, ISBN 978-0486282145
3. Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep, Vintage/Black Lizard, ISBN 978-0394758282
4. Nevada Barr, The Track of the Cat, Berkley, ISBN 978-0425190838
5. Hillerman, Tony; Skinwalkers, Harper reissue, ISBN 978-0062018113
OPTIONAL: Janet E. Gardner, Reading and Writing about Literature: A Portable Guide 3rd edition, Bedford St. Martin’s, ISBN 978-457606496

Syllabus: 

Scott A. Sheets, Detective Fiction, Fall 2014

Course 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.

Required Texts:

-Mansfield-Kelley & Marchino, The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction, Pearson Longman, ISBN 978-0321195012

-Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Dover Thrift, ISBN 978-0486282145

-Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep, Vintage/Black Lizard, ISBN 978-0394758282

-Nevada Barr, The Track of the Cat, Berkley, ISBN 978-0425190838

-Janet E. Gardner, Reading and Writing about Literature: A Portable Guide 3rd edition, Bedford St. Martin’s, ISBN 978-457606496 (recommended)

Syllabus: 

Ann Rea, Detective Fiction, Spring 2014

Course 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.

Required Texts:

Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes: Complete Novels & Stories Vol. 1, Publisher: Bantam

Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone, Penguin

Dorothy Sayers, Strong Poison, Bourbon Street Books

P. D. James, An Unsuitable Job For A Woman, Touchstone

Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep, Vintage

Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon, Vintage

Tony Hillerman, Skinwalkers, Harper

Kathleen George, Taken, Dell

Tana French, In the Woods, Penguin

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