T101 | Mystery Fiction | Kathleen Duguay

Tuesdays 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. | Six Sessions - 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7
Hybrid - Zoom and In-person at BCC
Limit: 30 Total, 20 in-person

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The detective story has been one of the most popular forms of genre fiction in the world. This course explores the origins of mystery fiction as a unique genre of popular fiction. We will examine how the genre developed into distinct subtypes that not only distinguish classic forms but can be identified in many of the mystery novels we enjoy today. We will read and discuss several representative novels and short stories from the 19th century to the present. 

Kathleen Duguay has an M.A. in Comparative Literature and a Ph.D. in English. She was a professor of English for 25 years at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania where she taught a wide variety of courses in literature, linguistics, and writing. She currently lives in North Adams where you will often find her on the golf course or pickleball court.

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