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Teaching crime fiction

Teaching crime fiction

Beyer, Charlotte, editor

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

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Published Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Charlotte Beyer
ISBN: 3319906089, 9783319906089
Physical Description: 230 pages
Series: Teaching the new English
Subject: Fiction & related items; Literature.; Literary theory; Literature: history & criticism; Detective and mystery stories History and criticism Study and teaching.; Fiction: general & literary
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Teaching the new English.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9783319906072


  1. 1. Introduction - "Crime Fiction" - Charlotte Beyer.- 2. "Devising crime fiction modules" - Rebecca Martin.- 3. "Plots and devices" - Malcah Effron.- 4. "Teaching Crime fiction and Gender" - Maureen Reddy.- 5. "Teaching American Detective Fiction in the Contemporary Classroom" - Nicole Kenley.- 6. "Teaching Postcolonial crime fiction" - Sam Naidu.- 7. "To Cut a Long Story Short
  2. Teaching the Crime Short Story"
  3. Charlotte Beyer.- 8. "Studies in Green
  4. Ecological Crime Fiction" - Samantha Walton.- 9."Teaching Crime Fiction and Film" - Sian Harris.- 10. "Crime writing, language and stylistics" - Christina Gregoriou.- 11. "The Crime Novelist as Teacher" - Paul Johnston.- 12. "Teaching Crime Fiction Criticism" - Rosemary Erickson Johnsen.- 12. "Teaching Contemporary U.S. Crime Fiction Through the 'War on Drugs'
  5. A Postgraduate Case Study" - Andrew Pepper.