Crime, horreur et fantasy dans la nouvelle anglophone

Code Cours
Langue d'enseignement
Français, Anglais
Ce cours apparaît dans les formation(s) suivante(s)
Licence LLCER Anglais - Crédits ECTS: 0.00
Suzanne Bray



The short story is a particular form with its specific rules and traditions which has developed in the last 150 years to cover practically every genre and sub-genre of fiction. The short story in particular has thrived in popular fiction, the so-called minor genres, and enjoyed a great success with the reading public.

In this course we shall be looking at over a century and a half of crime, fantasy and horror and charting what has changed and what remained the same in this specific form of deceptively light entertainment.


Set Stories:

1) Edgar Allan Poe, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, 1841.

2) George MacDonald, “The Golden Key”, 1867.

3) Oscar Wilde, “The Canterville Ghost”, 1887.

4) Arthur Conan Doyle, “Silver Blaze”, 1892.

5) G.K. Chesterton, “The Blue Cross”, 1911.

6) Melville Davisson Post, “Naboth’s Vineyard”, 1918

7) Virginia Woolf, “A Haunted House”, 1921

8) Agatha Christie, “The Witness for the Prosecution”, 1924

9) M.R. James, “Lost Hearts”, 1931

10) William Faulkner, “Smoke”, 1932

11) Charles Williams, “Et in Sempiterum Pereant”, 1935

12) Joan Aiken, “Yes, but Today is Tuesday”, 1941

13) C.S. Lewis, “Forms of Things Unknown”, (FP: 1966, written around 1958)

14) J.R.R. Tolkien, “Leaf by Niggle”, 1945

15) P. D. James, “The Mistletoe Murder”, 1995

16) J.K. Rowling, “The Tale of the Three Brothers”, 2008.


Modalités d'enseignement

Cours magistraux : 18 heures