About this course
This is Freshman Seminar on U.S. Detective Fiction taught by Jim Groom at the University of Mary Washington during the Fall 2012 semester. For more information take a look at the syllabus.
Category Archives: detective fiction
I’ve been trying to catch up on my reading list this summer. Like with all things for me (expect for maybe watching films), reading is often all or nothing. I tend to read most when preparing a course. In fact, I have come … Continue reading → Continue reading
Week two of Hardboiled was dedicated to Ernest Hemingway’s collection of short stories In Our Time (1925). It’s a series of stories loosely connected around the themes of war, loss, death, and some larger, figurative “end of something.” It’s the … Continue reading → Continue reading
Last night was the second night of the Hardboiled: US Detective Fiction course and we covered a few things ranging from A Domain of One’s Own pilot project to writing a #6wordstory on Twitter as a way to introduce the semester’s first … Continue reading → Continue reading
Over the next month or so I am locking into reading a whole bunch of hardboiled fiction from the 20th century. I’ll be blogging it regularly, but releasing those posts over the course of the Fall semester because I have … Continue reading → Continue reading
This past week I was tentatively offered to teach a Freshman Seminar on either the Video Game Canon or Detective Fiction. I’m intrigued by the Video Game Canon class, it’s Zach Whalen’s baby, and it would be fascinating to experiment … Continue reading → Continue reading