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Teaching the New English

Teaching Crime Fiction

Editors: Beyer, Charlotte (Ed.)

  • First monograph length teaching text devoted to crime fiction
    Crime fiction continues to rise in popularity and is becoming a mainstay elective course
    Looks at teaching film - often integral parts of crime fiction courses - in addition to literature

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About this book

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.


About the authors

Charlotte Beyer is Senior Lecturer in English Studies at University of Gloucestershire, UK. She has published widely on crime fiction and contemporary literature. She is currently writing a monograph on the crime short story for McFarland. She serves on the Steering Committee of the Crime Studies Network and the editorial boards of several journals. 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Crime Fiction

    Beyer, Charlotte

    Pages 1-15

  • Designing Crime Fiction Modules: The Literature Classroom and Interdisciplinary Approaches

    Martin, Rebecca

    Pages 17-34

  • Plots and Devices

    Effron, Malcah

    Pages 35-48

  • Teaching Crime Fiction and Gender

    Reddy, Maureen T.

    Pages 49-62

  • Teaching American Detective Fiction in the Contemporary Classroom

    Kenley, Nicole

    Pages 63-81

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90608-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $44.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90607-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching Crime Fiction
Editors
  • Charlotte Beyer
Series Title
Teaching the New English
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90608-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90608-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-90607-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 216
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