Certificate of Achievement
has completed the following course:
This short online course delved deep into the evolution of the crime fiction genre from the early nineteenth century to the present day with a focus on detective novels. The topics covered included how these novels shaped the way we think about reading from the UK, US, Australia and beyond.
3 weeks, 3 hours per week
Professor John Fischetti
Pro Vice-Chancellor (College of Human and Social Futures)
The University of Newcastle Australia
- Discuss the history of crime fiction and some of the key crime fiction subgenres.
- Explore the key formal, thematic and contextual characteristic of individual crime fiction texts.
- Investigate crime fiction texts in relation to their genre and the idea of genre evolution.
- The early history of detective fiction
- Detective fiction sub-genres
- Reading detective fiction
- Plots and narrative structures
- Classic detective fiction devices
Issued on 18th March 2021
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