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A student’s take on Vera Caspary’s Laura

February 16, 2013

laura-by-vera-caspary-one-of-the-top-10-classic-crime-books-of-all-timeThis semester I’m teaching two courses for the University of Liverpool’s Continuing Education: The Female Dick: Women in Crime Fiction and Star-Crossed Lovers in Literature. But instead of having my students write traditional essays, I’ve asked them to write blog posts. Why? There are two reasons: first, I think the blog is a great platform to discuss, debate, inform and analyse (if they simply wrote it as an essay for their tutor, it wouldn’t reach as wide an audience), and second, most of  my students are entirely new to blogging. Many of them are retired, and they bring a wealth of professional and practical insights to the text.

I’ve posted the first, a review of Vera Caspary’s Laura, on Prevailing Westerlies. If you have time to leave a comment, word of encouragement or question, I’m sure it would be  appreciated.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 18, 2013 1:22 pm

    Thanks for your support! It’s encouraged other students to join in. Read about Leigh Brackett’s No Good From A Corpse on http://prevailingwesterlies.co.uk/
    Diana

  2. February 18, 2013 4:48 pm

    Reblogged this on filmcamera999.

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