What is ID 255 all about?

What is ID 255 All About?

Authors and Titles for Spring 2004

The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

The Mirror Cracked  by Agatha Christie

Death of a Peer (English title: A Surfeit of Lampreys) by Ngaio Marsh

Death in a Tenured Position by Amanda Cross

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P.D. James

There’s Something in a Sunday by Marcia Muller

Deadlock by Sara Paretsky

‘G’ is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton

Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell

A Grave Talent by Laurie R. King

ID 255: Women Mystery and Detective Fiction Writers & The Rise of Feminism traces the rise of feminism and the women's movement in the Western World from 1920 to the present with the concurrent rise in the popularity of women's mystery and detective fiction.

ID 255 is an interdisciplinary course and affiliated with the Women's Studies Minor at UE. More than any other subject, this course is about women, focusing on gender issues across disciplines.

ID 255 is a course focusing primarily on the work of   women authors in the mystery genre. This course does not have pre-requisites and is open to all students.

Grades will be based on periodic quizzes over the material, at least two tests, projects that include presentations and writings, attendance and class participation. Writings might include the first few chapters of a mystery novel in the style of the author of the student's choosing. Points are attributed to each assignment and grades are determined based on points accumulated throughout the course.

Students will be assigned two research projects at the beginning of the semester. Each student will give two 20-minute presentations and write two 8-10 page papers. Students will evaluate their own presentations, and research papers will be graded on content, mechanics, style and adherence to instructions.

When Will ID 255 be offered?

ID 255 was first taught during Fall semester, 1999. The course is now being offered during Spring semester, 2004. Those interested in taking the course or having questions or comments concerning the course should contact me directly for more information. Return to Main Page and click on my e-mail icon to send your questions or comments.