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0176 - 文討:美國三大偵探小說家 Seminar: Three American Hard-Boiled Detective Writers

教育目標 Course Target

1. To add to the pleasure of reading 2. To utilize and sharpen critical skills acquired in other literature courses 3. To gain an in-depth understanding of a popular literary genre through analytical and critical study 4. To better understand the interplay between detective fiction and its socio-economic background.

課程概述 Course Description

This course explores the development of American hard-boiled detective fiction represented by three authors, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler and Ross Macdonald, in whose hands, the conventions of the hard-boiled genre grew and expanded. This course explores the emergence and evolution of the hard-boiled detective or private eye in particular social and historical context. It examines how the form responds to social-economic changes involving questions of race, gender, class, and the environment, thus serving as a type of social criticism.

參考書目 Reference Books

Major Texts:
Chandler, Raymond. The Big Sleep
Doyle, A. Conan. The Sign of Four
Hammett, Dashiell. The Maltese Falcon.
---. The Red Harvest.
Macdonald, Ross. The Blue Hammer.
Poe, Edgar Allan. The Dupin Stories.

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學分 Credit:2-0
上課時間 Course Time:Tuesday/7,8[LAN011]
授課教師 Teacher:林淑琴
修課班級 Class:外文系3,4
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