Module 1: Introduction
In the first module, we give you tips on how to best navigate through the course, its modules and units. We will also introduce you to the topic of crime narratives in Europe and present the DETECt project.
Module 2: Crime Genre and Contemporary European Society
In the second module you will get familiar with the scholarly debate about the crime genre as a form of social criticism and learn how the crime genre has dealt with the major challenges of contemporary European societies. You will also able to understand the production of the contemporary European crime genre in relation to the notions of globalization, glocalization and cosmopolitanism.
Module 3: History and Politics in European Crime Fiction
What are the similarities and relationship between crime fiction and historiography? We try to find answers by examining the role of European crime novels in reflecting, recounting, and revealing history and current events as well as learning about historical crime fictions.
Module 4: Nordic Noir: Gender & Crisis of the Welfare State
In the fourth module, we introduce you to the major features of Nordic Noir as a transcultural phenomenon in the global and European context. You will learn about Nordic Noir’s main authors and works, recognize the role of transmediality in this production. Also, you will gain insight on how Nordic Noir has critically approached the issue of the decline of the Welfare State in the Scandinavian region.
Module 5: Mediterranean Noir: Migration & Transculturality
What is the connecting thread between Mediterranean Noir, migration and transculturality? In this module, we will provide insight into these aspects of the Mediterranean Noir, analyzing some iconic authors and considering the impact of this genre on Film and Television.
Module 6: Eastern Europe: Ethnicity & Diversity
Through this module explains and illustrates the role of gender representation in the production of East-European crime narratives. You will get familiar with the major trends in the production of Eastern-European crime literature, film and television series. You will also learn how East-European crime novels, films and TV dramas have critically approached the issue of ethnicity and cultural diversity.
Module 7: Conclusion: the Belgian Example
In this conclusive module, by taking the example of the Belgian crime production as a case study, we introduce you to two controversial aspects: multilingualism and language. Besides, you will have the opportunity to resume and gain a deeper insight into some of the key concepts tackled in the entire course.