Postmodern Detective Fiction

Course Number: ENGL 193
Prerequisites: Writing 2, or 50, or 109, or English 10 or upper-division standing
General Education Areas Fulfilled: Writing Requirement, GE Area G Requirement
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 193
Quarter: Spring 2016
Day(s): MW
Time: 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Location: GIRV 1112

This course will consider the genre of detective fiction as an inherently self-reflexive form of thinking through knowledge itself.  We'll read both classic detective fiction and more explicitly postmodern examples through this lens, asking, "What does detection tell us about the general conditions of knowledge?  What is it really possible to know?"