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ENGS46-47 Reading Gender, Class and Ethnicity in Detective Fiction 5 ECTS
Periods
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
English
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
DP in English Language, Literature and Translation
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies

General description

In this course we will trace the development of detective fiction from the end of the 19th century to the present. We will specifically examine how detective fiction represents and constructs gender, class and ethnicity. For example, we will analyse how Arthur Conan Doyle's detective Sherlock Holmes protects the empire against foreign influence, and how African-American writers (e.g. Pauline Hopkins, Barbara Neely, Walter Mosley) discuss race and crime in their fictions. Further, we will examine how the feminist movement has influenced the field of crime writing - how it introduced new themes into the genre, such as child abuse, sexism, and racism.

Assessment: essay/learning diary, oral presentation and class contribution.

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Teachers

Maarit Piipponen, Teacher responsible
Maarit.Piipponen[├Ąt]uta.fi

Teaching

7-Sep-2015 – 14-Dec-2015
Tutorials
Mon 7-Sep-2015 - 12-Oct-2015 weekly at 12-14, PinniB 4114
Mon 26-Oct-2015 - 14-Dec-2015 weekly at 12-14, PinniB 4114