21L.310 Bestsellers: Detective Fiction

As taught in: Fall 2006

Illustration of Sherlock Holmes starring William Gillette.

Poster for a theatrical adaptation of Sherlock Holmes (1900). (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [reproduction number: LC-USZC2-1459 (color film copy slide)].)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Stephen Tapscott

Course Description

This course focuses on works that caught the popular imagination in the past or present. It emphasizes texts that are related by genre, theme or style. The books studied in this course vary from semester to semester, and the topic for Fall 2006 is Detective Fictions.