FREN-482 Watching the Detectives: French Crime Fiction from 1866 to the Present
Spring for 2015-2016
Faculty:
This course is intended to introduce students to the lively and varied genre that is French crime fiction, and to French history and culture through the lens of that literature. Students will read representative crime fiction texts from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as well as critical articles. Focus will be on plot, narrative structure, the character of the detective, questions of national and cultural identity, wars of the twentieth century, representations of law, justice, and social order, and connections among legal, moral and narrative authority.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: FREN 151 and 1 course between FREN 161-262, or FREN 250 and FREN 251, or instructor's permission

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FREN-482-01 Watching the Detectives: French Crime Fiction from 1866 to the Present
Spring for 2015-2016
Faculty:
This course is intended to introduce students to the lively and varied genre that is French crime fiction, and to French history and culture through the lens of that literature. Students will read representative crime fiction texts from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as well as critical articles. Focus will be on plot, narrative structure, the character of the detective, questions of national and cultural identity, wars of the twentieth century, representations of law, justice, and social order, and connections among legal, moral and narrative authority.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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