Detectives North and South: From Poe to Today

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Detectives North & South

Spring 2022

Taught By: Juan Decastro

Section: A

CRN: 10837

Credits: 4

This course studies the evolution of detective fiction from its invention in the stories of Edgar Allan Poe in the 19th century to the present. In addition to reading writers from the United States and Great Britain, such as Agatha Christie, who helped transform detectives into a mainstay of popular fiction, we also study Latin American and African American authors who found in this genre a means with which to investigate and represent social and political injustice. In addition works by Poe and Christie, we will study stories and novels by Jorge Luis Borges, Raymond Chandler, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, and Walter Mosley, among others.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:55pm 11/27/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/24/2022 - 5/16/2022