Seminar: 3.02.141 S Murder, She Wrote: American Women Writers and Detective Fiction - Details

Seminar: 3.02.141 S Murder, She Wrote: American Women Writers and Detective Fiction - Details

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Course name Seminar: 3.02.141 S Murder, She Wrote: American Women Writers and Detective Fiction
Subtitle
Course number 3.02.141
Semester SoSe2024
Current number of participants 14
maximum number of participants 40
Home institute Institute of English and American Studies
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
First date Tuesday, 02.04.2024 10:00 - 12:00, Room: S 2-206
Type/Form
Lehrsprache englisch
ECTS points 6

Rooms and times

S 2-206
Tuesday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (14x)

Module assignments

Comment/Description

This course studies American women writers’ contributions to detective fiction from their (Gothic) beginnings in the nineteenth century to Mary Roberts Rinehart's and Avery Howood's popular play "The Bat," which premiered on stage in 1920. Although the American authors that we will study are recognized in literary histories of the detective genre and crime fiction, many of their works have not been given as much scholarly attention as they deserve and await further in-depth interpretations and analyses, recovery work that students can undertake in their term paper projects. The course will focus on – but is not limited to – the ways in which American women writers narrate, represent, and comment on issues of gender, power, class, domesticity, vision, literature, and genre.

We will study the following primary materials:
• Detective fiction by Harriet Prescott Spofford: “In a Cellar” (1859); “Mr. Furbush” (1865); “In the Maguerriwock” (1868) [see Stud.IP]
• Anna Katharine Green, The Leavenworth Case (1878). Please purchase the Penguin Classic edition, with an introduction by Michael Sims, 2010.
• Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood, The Bat (1945). The play is in the public domain and can be downloaded here: https://web.archive.org/web/20170412143959/http://digital.library.pitt.edu/u/ulsmanuscripts/pdf/31735037970435.pdf.

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "ang612-615 Aufbau Lit/Cult".
The following rules apply for the admission:
  • This setting is active from 11.03.2024 06:00 to 31.07.2024 23:59.
    At least one of these conditions must be fulfilled for enrolment:
    • Subject is Englisch
    • Degree is Erw.fach Gymnasium
    • Degree is Anpassungslehrgang
    • Subject is English Studies
    • Subject is Gender Studies
    • Subject is Anglistik
  • This setting is active from 11.03.2024 06:00 to 15.03.2024 08:10.
    Enrolment is allowed for up to 1 courses of the admission set.
  • A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
    The seats in the affected courses have been assigned at 15.03.2024 on 08:00. Additional seats may be available via a wait list.
  • The enrolment is possible from 11.03.2024, 06:00 to 31.07.2024, 23:59.
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