The Poetics of Murder

GER 384

The literature and film of crime and detection in the American, British, and German context. An examination of our fascination with stories about violence and death, as well as the connections between modern social history and narrative form. Includes interpretations of central works in crime fiction history: stories by Poe and Schiller, detective novels by Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, the thrillers of Fritz Lang, and postmodern tales by Eco, Auster, and Süskind. Taught in English. Instructor: Gellen

Explore the culture and customs of these countries: 
Germany
Poetics of Murder
Faculty: 

K. Gellen

Crosslisting Numbers: 
LIT 344
Areas of Knowledge: 
ALP, CCI
Film, Visual & Performing Arts?
No
Literature in Translation?
No