TR 1525 1640 LCHAS 160
Instructor: D. Bleich
Description: Using literary works, critical commentaries, and historical sources, seminar members will find one or more problems to research in depth. The general themes of the “menu” of issues are domination, hierarchical social organization, and public and domestic violence. Specific topics include pederasty, slavery, censorship, heresy, witch-hunting, androcentrism and misogyny, and war.
TR 1650 1805 MEL 206
Instructors: G. Grella
Restrictions: [A] Instructor's permission required [E] Not open to freshman
Description: The course deals with the great trio of American writers of what became known as hard-boiled detective fiction. We will study some of the history and background of the form and read some of the most important stories and novels by the three important writers of this major American literary creation. In the process we will discuss matters like detection itself, crime as a subject, and the ways in which a high literary art developed from popular fiction.