lecture materials
Because we read primary texts rather than use a textbook in English 231, my lectures are very important. I make my lecture notes available on the web to all students.  These notes are a supplement to class attendance, not a replacement for class attendance and for your own accurate, attentive note-taking. You may use them to supplement your own notes, to review for examinations, or to catch up if you should miss a class.

a word of warning
Beware of the temptation to substitute these notes for attending class. Previous 231 students have failed the course trying to enlist this strategy. There is no effective replacement for regular class attendance and active participation. Lecture notes are most useful for people who attend class!

lecture notes
Lecture notes are updated each year since course content fluctuates. Notes for individual lectures adn ancillary materials, such as essays by Dr. Jadwin and overviews of in-class exercises, will be posted at the end of each week, as time permits. They're posted as Portable Document Files (.pdf) files, which can be read with the Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free plug-in available for download.

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 Lecture: A Brief History of Detective Fiction
 Essay: "Scapegoating: A Theory of Detective fiction" (essay by Dr. Jadwin)
 An overview of the plot of detective fiction (interactive class exercise)
 Lecture: "The Purloined Letter"
A list of unfamiliar and foreign words and phrases in the Poe stories
 Lecture: "The Gold-Bug"
Handout: Signs and Code-Switching in "The Gold-Bug" NEW
 Lecture: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"
 Lecture: "A Scandal in Bohemia"
Essay: "The Purloined Letter" and "A Scandal in Bohemia" (essay by Dr. Jadwin)
 Lecture: "The Speckled Band"
 Lecture: "The Copper Beeches" and "A Case of Identity"
Translation of Charles Perrault's story "Bluebeard"
 Lecture: "The Red-Headed League"
Lecture: "The Man with the Twisted Lip"
 Lecture: Genre and Surveillance in Roger Ackroyd
Quotations from Wilson, Auden, and Christie
 Lecture: Christie on Narrators and Narrative
 Lecture: Introduction to Raymond Chandler (with slang notes at end)
 Lecture: Chandler on Violence and Destructive Individualism
 Lecture: Du Maurier's Rebecca: Bluebeard and Oedipal Conflict (Freud notes at end)
 Lecture: Du Maurier: Rebecca and the Gothic and Oedipal Paradigms
 Lecture: Teaching and Learning in The Silence of the Lambs
 Lecture: Hunting and Predation in The Silence of the Lambs
 Conclusion: Postmodernity and The Silence of the Lambs






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Last updated Thursday, March 6, 2008.