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Fall 2017
Nov 19, 2017
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FREN 482 - French Detective Fiction
This course is intended to introduce students to the lively and varied genre that is French crime fiction, and to French history and culture through the lens of that literature. Students will read representative crime fiction texts from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as well as critical articles. Focus will be on plot, narrative structure, the character of the detective, questions of national and cultural identity, wars of the twentieth century, representations of law, justice, and social order, and connections among legal, moral and narrative authority.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

French Department

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Prerequisites:
FREN 250 and FREN 251

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