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1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the contemporary European crime novel through analysis of a range of texts across differing cultural contexts.
2. Engage with key critical and theoretical concepts relating to national identities, race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality and class, and their representation within contemporary narratives.
3. Apply such concepts and contexts to close analysis of the course texts (primary and secondary), analysis that is also alert to generic concentions and their revision/subversion.
• Genre (shifting conventions and hybrid forms)
• Transcultural contexts (the historical/political/social forces that shape crime fiction)
• Ideological implications of representations of criminality, detection and social order (especially in relation to race/ethnicity,
class, sexuality and gender)
• Popular/critical reception and the dissemination of contemporary crime ‘narratives’ through other media (e.g., television and
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Written mid term assignment/s||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Examination: End of trimester examination worth 60% of the overall marks for the module||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||Yes||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Autumn||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Feedback available following C/A assignment/s.
|Professor Nicholas Daly||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Fionnuala Dillane||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Anne Fogarty||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Gerardine Meaney||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Maria Stuart||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|