Level of study Second Year
Credit value 10
Pre-requisite modules You must have completed at least one year of appropriate study in this discipline.
This module provides an introduction to the theory and practice of the thriller genre (literature and film) in the USA. Following a brief study of the emergence of the thriller in the 19th and early 20th centuries, it examines the ways in which writers from marginalized groups in America (for example African-Americans, Women) have redirected and subverted the norms of the genre since the 1960's