Detective Fiction from Sherlock Holmes to the Second World War

Module code: EN3169

From Sherlock Holmes to the Second World War, this module will consider how the forms and themes of detective fiction developed between the late Victorian period and the mid-twentieth century. You'll assess the role of detective fiction in both conveying and critiquing social attitudes, particularly in relation to gender and social 'deviance', and you'll develop an awareness of both contemporary and historical critical debates about this form.

Learning

  • 20 hours of seminars
  • 130 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Essay, 3,000 words (100%)