Category Archives: detective fiction

The Talented Mr. Ripley

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

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6x6x6: In Our Time as told through T-Shirts

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

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Week 1: Hardboiled Domains, #6wordstory, and Hemingway

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

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Hardboiled Syllabus

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

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Imagining a Detective Fiction Freshman Seminar

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

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