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2018-2019 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
    
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LITR 324 - Crime/Detective Fiction


3 Credit(s)

Gen Ed: AC credit.
Interrogates crime and detective fiction in terms of type, “hard-boiled detective” fiction, “white-glove drawing room” fiction, film noir; and in terms of time period, nineteenth-century antecedents, early-twentieth-century proliferations, later 20thcentury reworkings. This course may also examine specific authors in depth, including Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler, Dorothy Sayers, Dashiell Hammett, Georges Simenon, James Ellroy, and others. As warranted.



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