Nov 29, 2023  
Course Catalog 2021-2022 
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HISP 365 - Transatlantic Detective Fiction

This class focuses on hard-boiled detective novels from Spain, Argentina, Cuba, and Mexico. Although this genre has been considered “minor” and “trashy,” in the Hispanic world has served to present and to criticize contemporary political or social situations. Detective novels are privileged cultural products to study both high and low culture and the intersection of class, race, and gender. Additionally, these novels and their protagonist serve as a record of the quotidian culture of cities like Barcelona, Buenos Aires, La Habana, and México D.F. during the last three decades of the twentieth century.

Credits 1


Arts and Humanities

Compass Attributes
Global Honors, Humanities, Structure/Power/Inequality, Taylor and Lane Scholars