The Simple Art of Murder

ENGL 0760P S01 [CRN: 15787]

This course surveys the history of criminal enterprise in twentieth-century American culture. Drawing from a broad range of sources ("literary" novels and pulp fiction, B-movies and auteurist features), we will assess the role of crime as object of aesthetic attention and attend to the questions that can arise about the idea of the criminal when one takes it up outside of its usual home in courts. Authors: Poe, Hammett, Fitzgerald, Chandler, Wright, Petry, Hughes, Butler. Directors: Hitchcock, Wilder, Huston, Truffaut, Pakula, Lupino. Limited to 20 first-year students. FYS
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Fall 2014
Credit Hours
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Course Attributes
First Year Seminar
Primary Instructor
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Wed - from Sep 3, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Exam Group Code
17 (Dec 18, 2014 9:00am)