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Crime Doesn't Pay - Except in Literature!

<p>The first literary mystery, Oedipus Rex, may have been written in 429 BCE but the earliest law code appeared about 1600 years earlier in Sumeria. From the ancient world on we can follow the twin

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$72 Limited inc GST

Crime Doesn't Pay - Except in Literature!

<p>The first literary mystery, Oedipus Rex, may have been written in 429 BCE but the earliest law code appeared about 1600 years earlier in Sumeria. From the ancient world on we can follow the twin

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The first literary mystery, Oedipus Rex, may have been written in 429 BCE but the earliest law code appeared about 1600 years earlier in Sumeria. From the ancient world on we can follow the twin paths of law and of fictional crime stories, focusing particularly from 1788 on, since Anglo Australian history was launched by dealing with criminals, and our fiction echoed that reality. Let’s investigate some legendary crimes, and the history of law and order, and compare them to the most popular English language detective stories.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face / Online

SUGGESTED READING

  • Anything by Raymond Chandler, G K Chesterton, Agatha Christie, Wilkie Collins, Peter Corris, Ellen Davitt, Arthur Conan Doyle, Mary Fortune, Eric Stanley Gardner, Dashiell Hammett, Fergus Hume, John Lang, Ellery Queen, Dorothy Sayers, Arthur Upfield, etc.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance
  • British Industrial Revolution
  • Early colonial NSW: convicts, bushrangers, goldfields
  • Detectives in Victorian fiction
  • 19th century American detectives and mysteries
  • Sherlock Holmes and his legacy
  • 1920s Sydney crime wars
  • 1930s British Golden Age of Detective Fiction
  • 1940s American noir
  • Post war threats and fictional responses
  • Contemporary writers
  • True Crime genre

Jo Henwood

Grad Dip Mus St, M Cult Her
Jo Henwood, BA (Libr Sc), Tourism III Cert, Grad Dip Mus St, Grad Cert (Gifted Ed), M Cult Her, has done most of her teaching outside schools - museum education, gifted education, tour guiding,...