Teaching Crime Fiction

Author by : Charlotte Beyer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : More than perhaps any other genre, crime fiction invites debate over the role of popular fiction in English studies. This book offers lively original essays on teaching crime fiction written by experienced British and international scholar teachers, providing vital insight into this diverse genre through a series of compelling subjects. Taking its starting-point in pedagogical reflections and classroom experiences, the book explores methods for teaching students to develop their own critical perspectives as crime fiction critics, the impact of feminism, postcolonialism, and ecocriticism on crime fiction, crime fiction and film, the crime short story, postgraduate perspectives, and more.


Murder 101

Author by : Edward J. Rielly
Languange : en
Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : This collection of essays examines how college professors teach the genre of detective fiction and provides insight into how the reader may apply such strategies to his or her own courses. Multi-disciplinary in scope, the essays cover teaching in the areas of literature, law, history, sociology, anthropology, architecture, gender studies, cultural studies, and literary theory. Also included are sample syllabi, writing assignments, questions for further discussion, reading lists, and further aids for course instruction.


Diversity And Detective Fiction

Author by : Kathleen Gregory Klein
Languange : en
Publisher by : Popular Press
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Description : The distinguishing characteristic of the book is its mix of essays focusing on teaching cultural diversity in the classroom and illustrating diversity through fiction to the general readers."--BOOK JACKET.


Contemporary German Crime Fiction

Author by : Thomas W. Kniesche
Languange : en
Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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Description : A companion to contemporary German crime fiction for English-speaking audiences is overdue. Starting with the earlier Swiss “classics” Glauser and Dürrenmatt and including a number of important Austrian authors, such as Wolf Haas and Heinrich Steinfest, this volume will cover the essential writers, genres, and themes of crime fiction written in German. Where necessary and appropriate, crime fiction in media other than writing (TV-series, movies) will be included. Contemporary social and political developments, such as gender issues, life in a multicultural society, and the afterlife of German fascism today, play a crucial role in much of recent German crime fiction. A number of contributions to this volume will comment on the literary reflection of these issues in the texts. The goal of the volume is to make available to English-speaking audiences, to students, teachers and to a wider circle of interested readers, a series of articles on genres, topics, authors, and texts that will help them understand the scope and depth of German crime fiction, its ties to international traditions and also the specificity of the German context, its historical development and contemporary situation.


The Foreign In International Crime Fiction

Author by : Jean Anderson
Languange : en
Publisher by : A&C Black
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Description : Reading texts from across the world, this book examines the depiction of ‘the foreigner' in popular 20th and 21st century crime writing.


Writing Mysteries In The Classroom

Author by : Cheryl Garrett
Languange : en
Publisher by : PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
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Description : Reginald Van Feisty, owner of the world-famous chocolate factory, Dutch Delight Chocolates, is excited about his brand-new recipe for chocolate. But, before he can manufacture even the first chocolate bar, the recipe is stolen! Have your students discover who stole Van Feisty's famous chocolate recipe and they'll not only be great detectives, they'll be masters of logical thinking. There are nine suspects, but which one is guilty? This mystery becomes a vehiclefor teaching logical thinking. In solving the mystery, students will: differentiate between valid conclusions and invalid assumptions, use syllogisms to reach valid assumptions, recognize false premises, solve deductive matrix puzzles, and decode a secret message.


A Survey Of South African Crime Fiction

Author by : Sam Naidu
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Kwazulu Natal Press
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Description : Is crime fiction the new 'political novel' in South Africa? Why did the apartheid censors disapprove of crime fiction more than any other genre? Crime fiction continues to be a burgeoning literary category in post-apartheid South Africa, with more new authors, titles and themes emerging every year. This book is the first comprehensive survey of South African crime fiction. It provides an overview of this phenomenally successful literary category, and places it within its wider social and historical context. The authors specialise in both literary studies and print culture, and this combination informs a critical analysis and publishing history of South African crime fiction from the nineteenth century to the present day. The book provides a literary lineage while considering different genres and sub-genres, as well as specific themes such as gender and eco-criticism. The inclusion of a detailed bibliography of crime fiction since the 1890s makes A Survey of South African Crime Fiction an indispensable teaching and study aid. [Subject: Crime Fiction, African Studies, Sociology, History, Literary Studies]


Contemporary Crime Fiction

Author by : Charlotte Beyer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Description : This unique and timely book presents nine compelling essays on contemporary crime fiction, bringing innovative and fresh perspectives to the analysis of this most popular and vibrant literary genre. Investigating contemporary crime fiction and the critical debates surrounding its reception and production, the introductory chapter sets the scene for the chaptersâ (TM) analyses of distinct crime fiction topics, themes and authors. These topics include the experimental detective narrative, race and ethnicity, historical crime fiction, domestic noir, feminism and crime, environmental crime, and the poetics of place. Authors examined here range from Ian Rankin, Gillian Flynn, Val McDermid, Denise Mina, Robert Galbraith, Nancy Bilyeau, and Martha Grimes, to Tana French, Dale Furutani and J.G. Ballard, to name but a few. Informed by the latest critical debates and theoretical perspectives in the field, this volume presents an invaluable source of information and criticism on crime fiction for students, researchers and academics alike.


The Girl Who Died

Author by : Ragnar Jónasson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin UK
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Description : PRE-ORDER THE NAIL-BITING NEW STORY FROM THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'Is this the best crime writer in the world today? If you're looking for a mystery to get lost in during lockdown . . .' The Times 'A world-class crime writer . . . One of the most astonishing plots of modern crime fiction' Sunday Times 'It is nothing less than a landmark in modern crime fiction' The Times ________ 'TEACHER WANTED ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD . . .' Una knows she is struggling to deal with her father's sudden, tragic suicide. She spends her nights drinking alone in Reykjavik, stricken with thoughts that she might one day follow in his footsteps. So when she sees an advert seeking a teacher for two girls in the tiny village of Skálar - population of ten - on the storm-battered north coast of the island, she sees it as a chance to escape. But once she arrives, Una quickly realises nothing in city life has prepared her for this. The villagers are unfriendly. The weather is bleak. And, from the creaky attic bedroom of the old house where she's living, she's convinced she hears the ghostly sound of singing. Una worries that she's losing her mind. And then, just before midwinter, a young girl from the village is found dead. Now there are only nine villagers left - and Una fears that one of them has blood on their hands . . . ________ 'A creepy tale' The Times 'Invigorating Iceland-set slice of Nordic Noir' Daily Mail 'A mist-shrouded blend of horror and psychological thriller . . . works in every way' Booklist Praise for Ragnar Jónasson 'This is Icelandic noir of the highest order, with Jonasson's atmospheric sense of place, and his heroine's unerring humanity shining from every page' Daily Mail 'Triumphant conclusion. Chilling, creepy, perceptive, almost unbearably tense' Ian Rankin 'This is such a tense, gripping read' Anthony Horowitz 'Brilliantly effective. Each book enraptures us' The Times Literary Supplement 'Superb . . . chilling . . . one of the great tragic heroines of contemporary detective fiction' Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month 'A classic crime story seen through a uniquely Icelandic lens. First rate and highly recommended' Lee Child 'Chilling - a must-read' Peter James 'A stunningly atmospheric story. Pitch-perfect, beautifully paced. Ragnar Jónasson is at the top of his game, and a master of the genre' Will Dean 'Darkly claustrophobic . . . Perfect mid-winter reading' Ann Cleeves


Teaching Australian And New Zealand Literature

Author by : Nicholas Birns
Languange : en
Publisher by : Modern Language Association
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Description : Australia and New Zealand, united geographically by their location in the South Pacific and linguistically by their English-speaking inhabitants, share the strong bond of hope for cultural diversity and social equality--one often challenged by history, starting with the appropriation of land from their Indigenous peoples. This volume explores significant themes and topics in Australian and New Zealand literature. In their introduction, the editors address both the commonalities and differences between the two nations' literatures by considering literary and historical contexts and by making nuanced connections between the global and the local. Contributors share their experiences teaching literature on the iconic landscape and ecological fragility; stories and perspectives of convicts, migrants, and refugees; and Maori and Aboriginal texts, which add much to the transnational turn. This volume presents a wide array of writers--such as Patrick White, Janet Frame, Katherine Mansfield, Frank Sargeson, Witi Ihimaera, Christina Stead, Allen Curnow, David Malouf, Les Murray, Nam Le, Miles Franklin, Kim Scott, and Sally Morgan--and offers pedagogical tools for teachers to consider issues that include colonial and racial violence, performance traditions, and the role of language and translation. Concluding with a list of resources, this volume serves to support new and experienced instructors alike.


Teaching And Writing Popular Fiction

Author by : Karen M. Hubert
Languange : en
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Description : Genre fiction is finally given its due, with 3 to 5 essays for each genre style, filled with exercises and student samples. This fun loving T&W classic was designed to help teachers expand their writing curricula with popular fiction genres. A fascinating guide, Teaching and Writing Popular Fiction provides ways to help students write, using the literature they already know and love.


Twentieth Century Crime Fiction

Author by : Lee Horsley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press on Demand
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Description : Twentieth-Century Crime Fiction aims to enhance understanding of one of the most popular forms of genre fiction by examining a wide variety of the detective and crime fiction produced in Britain and America during the twentieth century. It will be of interest to anyone who enjoys reading crime fiction but is specifically designed with the needs of students in mind. It introduces different theoretical approaches to crime fiction (e.g., formalist, historicist, psychoanalytic, postcolonial, feminist) and will be a useful supplement to a range of crime fiction courses, whether they focus on historical contexts, ideological shifts, the emergence of sub-genres, or the application of critical theories. Forty-seven widely available stories and novels are chosen for detailed discussion. In seeking to illuminate the relationship between different phases of generic development Lee Horsley employs an overlapping historical framework, with sections doubling back chronologically in order to explore the extent to which successive transformations have their roots within the earlier phases of crime writing, as well as responding in complex ways to the preoccupations and anxieties of their own eras. The first part of the study considers the nature and evolution of the main sub-genres of crime fiction: the classic and hard-boiled strands of detective fiction, the non-investigative crime novel (centered on transgressors or victims), and the "mixed" form of the police procedural. The second half of the study examines the ways in which writers have used crime fiction as a vehicle for socio-political critique. These chapters consider the evolution of committed, oppositional strategies, tracing the development of politicized detective and crime fiction, from Depression-era protests against economic injustice to more recent decades which have seen writers launching protests against ecological crimes, rampant consumerism, Reaganomics, racism, and sexism.


Detective Fiction

Author by : Robin W. Winks
Languange : en
Publisher by : Foul Play Press
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Description : Essays argue whether detective stories are a legitimate genre of literature, an enjoyable self-indulgence, a mirror of society, or a waste of time


Ngaio Marsh

Author by : Beverly Jean Rahn
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description : A collection of essays pays tribute to the New Zealand detective novelist and Shakespearean theater director


Murder Deception

Author by : Brian Bock
Languange : en
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Description : A brutal homicide on a cattle station in the Northern Territory: who framed the stockman? An ad in the personal column for the clients of 'Spiderwoman': why is it only once a year? Can the obsessed violin teacher be trying to murder his beautiful student? In this collection, Brian Bock presents eighteen cleverly constructed crime stories, some with a uniquely Australian flavour. Their unpredictable endings have a sting in the tale, and will satisfy all readers of crime fiction. BRIAN BOCK has been a teacher, a script writer and actor and a painter. He has lived all over Australia and is now living in Queensland. BRIAN BOCK was born in Maffra, Victoria, in 1932. After teaching in Victoria for thirty years, and writing a book on education, he retired to Sydney where he became actively involved in amateur theatre, writing several musical plays for children and two stage plays in the Agatha Christie genre. Brian is also a painter and for several years he had his own art gallery in Kangaroo Valley, a picturesque New South Wales village. Now residing in Queensland, Brian has turned his hand to writing crime stories.


The Armchair Detective

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Teaching In America

Author by : Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute
Languange : en
Publisher by : College Board
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Description : Articles are presented illuminating the effectiveness of cooperation between New Haven secondary school faculties and Yale University faculty working together at the Teachers Institute. The following articles are included: (1) "The Concept of the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute: The Primacy of Teachers (James R. Vivian); (2) "Encounter with a City: Education and the Promise of Local History" (Howard R. Lamar); (3) "The City in Black and White and Color: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching Life in the City" (Robert Johnson Moore); (4) "The Play's the Thing" (Thomas R. Whitaker); (5) "Poetry and Paintings: Teaching Mood, Metaphor, and Pattern Through a Comparative Study" (Jane K. Marshall); (6) "On Batting .667: Three Courses for the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute" (Robin W. Winks); (7) "Finding the Key: Teaching Detective Fiction in the Developmental Classroom" (Pamela M. Price-Anisman); (8) "Teaching a Science Seminar in the Teachers Institute" (Maurice J. Mahoney, M.D.); (9) "Teaching about Prenatal Development in Biology" (Elisabet O. Orville); (10) "Teaching Teachers: A Faculty View of the New Haven Teachers Institute" (Richard H. Brodhead); and (11) "Teaching Through: The University and the Development of Minority Literature" (Michael G. Cooke). Appendices include evaluations of the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute by Ernest L. Boyer and Robert Kellogg; a summary of principal findings of questionnaires administered to 1982 New Haven teachers; a list of Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute seminars offered between 1978 and 1982; and a list of information about the contributing authors. (JD)


Illinois English Bulletin

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Detectives Dystopias And Poplit

Author by : Bruce Campbell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Boydell & Brewer
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Description : The first broad treatment of German genre fiction, containing innovative new essays on a variety of genres and foregrounding concerns of gender, environmentalism, and memory.


Clues

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The Man Called Teacher

Author by : David A. Poulsen
Languange : en
Publisher by : BWL Publishing Inc.
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Description : One man. One town. One almost forgotten crime. When the stranger who has answered the ad for the teaching position at Kecking Horse School climbs down from the stage on a sleepy Montana afternoon, things are about to change. With Virgil Watt, cowboy, horse-breaker and the first black man in the history of the town by his side, the stranger quickly upsets the tranquility of the town’s leading citizens, administers a vicious beating to a couple of the town’s toughs and sets out to avenge a long neglected wrong. A reader of books, a lover of laughter, a lawman/lawbreaker with a .44 strapped to his leg--he is the man called Teacher.


The Mammoth Encyclopedia Of Modern Crime Fiction

Author by : Michael Ashley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Constable
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Description : A reference and overview of the genre of crime fiction, primarily covering the 1950s onwards, although major earlier writers, such as Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, also have entries.


People Of Today

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The Education Index

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American Mystery And Detective Writers

Author by : George Parker Anderson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Gale / Cengage Learning
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Description : Essays on authors whose lives span the twentieth century and serve as examples in the complex evolution of an immensely popular genre that has been greatly affected by market forces. Their careers and works reveal changing perspectives on crime and punishment in American society and culture.