This group explores intersections between popular literature and complex philosophical paradigms. At present, we are exploring detective fiction, one of the world’s most popular genres that, over the past half-century, has also become a major vehicle for the exposition of “high theory.”

For more information, contact Matt Wickman (Humanities Center)



William Marling is Professor of English at Case Western Reserve University, where he studies and teaches American and World Literature. He has written six books and over 50 articles on subjects ranging from Poe, Hawthorne, and Fitzgerald to Marcel Duchamp’s influence on William Carlos Williams. The Genre Fiction and Modern Thought Research Group met with Marling  to discuss Marling’s pre-circulated paper “Desert Noir.”

November 07, 2014,  4:00 pm
Location: JFSB 4010



Manina Jones, Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario: “Northern Procedures: Policing the Nation in Giles Blunt’s The Delicate Storm.”

November 15, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Location: JFSB 4010

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