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ATS2412

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Stewart King

Notes

Previously coded CLS2075

Synopsis

This unit will investigate crime fiction across a number of different international contexts, including anglophone. What is the relationship between crime, culture and community? What function does crime fiction serve? In what ways do gender and ideology intersect with crime narratives? How are national myths produced and circulated in such narratives? What are the interactions between written fictional narratives and narratives in other media?

Outcomes

At the conclusion of the unit, students should be able:

  1. To discuss and analyse crime fiction critically, using contemporary methodologies.
  2. To explain the relations between culture and the crime fictions which circulate in it.
  3. To understand, feel comfortable with and be able to articulate the analytical skills, theoretical vocabularies and conceptual apparatuses studied.
  4. To demonstrate a sense of their own personal and cultural reflexivity as they observe and interpret the theories, concepts and texts analysed in the unit.
  5. To write clear, grammatically and syntactically appropriate, independent essays on topics provided or chosen for assessment.

Assessment

One essay (2250 words): 50%
One class project (2250 words equivalent): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One 2-hour seminar per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

A gateway unit in Literary Studies or permission.