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ENGL3012.3 Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction

This module takes a look at “hard-boiled” crime fiction, or “American noir", using 'The Maltese Falcon' and 'Indemnity Only'.

A dark city alleyway overlaid by the shadowy figure of a faceless detective
  • Duration

    3 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

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Who is the course for?

Who will you learn with?

I'm an Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Newcastle, Australia. I'm also a specialist in - and avid reader of - crime fiction and have published extensively in this area.

Who developed the course?

The University of Newcastle Australia

The University of Newcastle is a world-class university distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Ranked in Australia’s Top 10 universities, and 197th in the world (QS rankings, 2021).

  • Established

    1965
  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 200Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

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