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Golden Age Crime Fiction

Course: Golden Age Crime Fiction
Tutor: Greta Depledge
Start Date: 22nd November 2019
Start Time: Dinner
End Date: 24th November 2019
End Time: Lunch
Res Fee (from): £338.00
Non Res Fee: £226.00 What's included?

This course would consider a number of texts from the Golden Age of Crime fiction. This inter-war period of the 20th century saw a rise in popularity of crime fiction and brought us classic sleuths such as Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Albert Campion, Lord Peter Wimsey and others. What is the enduring appeal of crime fiction from this period, what makes a ‘classic’ Golden Age crime fiction text and what can we learn about the period by reading these novels?

Tutor Information

Dr Greta Depledge has a BA (Hons) in English Literature, an MA in Victorian Studies and a PhD (Female maladies, medical practice and literary culture 1860-1900), awarded by Birkbeck College, University of London.

Greta has many years experience in teaching, tutoring and lecturing roles in a wide range of HE and FE establishments. She delivers meticulously prepared courses with enthusiasm in an atmosphere that is relaxed and cheerful whilst intellectually challenging. She presents her research at public lectures and an academic conferences.

Greta has worked as a Visiting Lecturer and Teaching Fellow in the Department of English at Royal Holloway, University of London, as an Associate Tutor for the Open University, as a Visiting Tutor for the Centre for Continuing Education at Reading University and at the Faculty for Lifelong Learning at Birkbeck College, University of London and as a Tutor for the WEA.
 

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