Hard Boiled Classics: ‘The Maltese Falcon’ by Dashiell Hammett and ‘Farewell my Lovely’ by Raymond Chandler
Time: 10:30 - 13:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: HLT246
Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
What is the course about?
In this online course we will spend a session on each of the novels. Students will have an opportunity to explore style, character and the novel's setting. The sessions will also consider why these novels and these two authors, in particular, have been so influential in the development of crime-writing, particularly the sub-genre which has come to be known as 'hard-boiled'. ’.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
The Maltese Falcon (Dashiell Hammett)
Farewell My Lovely (Raymond Chandler).
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Have a greater knowledge and understanding of two of the key influences in the development of 20th century detective fiction.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
It is for those who enjoy all kinds of detective fiction. No specialist knowledge is needed.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Reading the texts is the only preparation required. Other material will be supplied during lecture/discussion sessions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Both texts are available online:
The Maltese Falcon https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=cG5kaHMub3JnfG1zLXBlcmlub3MtcXVlc3R8Z3g6NjMwYTNhM2U4MjUyYWFlNw
Farewell My Lovely
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Look for other literature courses on our website at www.citylit.ac.uk/history, culture and writing/literature/fiction.
Dr Siv Jansson has worked at a range of institutions in the UK and overseas, including Imperial College, The Open University, Royal Holloway (University of London), the University of Greenwich, and Middlesex University, and the University of Auckland. Siv's specialism is English literature, where she has extensive teaching, research and publication experience. She was Literary Advisor on the BBC drama, 'To Walk Invisible' (2016).
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.