98年第1學期-0183 文討:大哉女偵探 課程資訊

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選課分析

本課程名額為 15人,已有12人選讀,尚餘名額3人。

評分方式

評分項目 配分比例 說明
Midterm paper 30 5-10 pages (double space)
Final paper 30 5-10 pages (double space)
Participation 20
Oral presentation and turn leading discussion 20

授課教師

林淑琴

教育目標

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

Sleuths in Skirts: Women Detectives by Women Writers is a seminar for third- and fourth-year students. This course explores the emergence and evolution of the woman detective in popular fiction. It investigates how the portrayal of women detectives differs from their male colleagues. It studies how women writers enrich this literary genre with feminist concerns such as gender equality, domestic violence, child bearing, career building and the definition of femininity in addition to traditional social-economic topics. This course also analyses current trends in detective fiction by women.

課程資訊

參考書目

Major Texts:

Chandler, Raymond. The Big Sleep  (Selections)
Christie, Agatha. The Murder at the Vicarage
Cross, Amanda. “The Baroness” & “Murder without a Text”
Doyle, A. Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes(Selections)
Green, Anna K. A Strange Disappearance
Hammett, Dashiell. The Continental Op stories (Selections)
Paretsky, Sara. Killing Orders
Poe, Edgar Allan. “The Murder of Rue Rouge”
Wilson, Barbara. Gaudi Afternoon


References:
Cawelti, John G. Adventure, Mystery, and Romance: Formula Stories as Art and
Popular Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1976.
DellaCava, Frances A. and Madeline H. Engel. Sleuths in Skirts: Analysis and Bibliography of Serialized Female Sleuths. New York: Routledge, 2002.
Irons, Glenwood H. Feminism in Women's Detective Fiction. Buffalo: University of Toronto, 1995.
Knight, Stephen. Form and Ideology in Crime Fiction. Bloomington: Indiana
University Press, 1980.
Plain, Gill. Twentieth-Century Crime Fiction: Gender, Sexuality and the Body.
Edinburgh, England: Edinburg University Press, 2001.
Walton, Priscilla L. and Manina Jones. Detective Agency: Women Rewriting the Hard-boiled Tradition. Berkeley: U of California P, 1999.