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Eugène François Vidocq. Portrait by Achille Devéria.

This course examines the French side of cross-Channel competition and exchange, through key authors who have influenced crime writing since its establishment in the mid-19th century. The themes will be: i) the growth of French detectives in in inquisitorial system of justice; ii) the educational importance of the historical past on the events of the present; and iii) the sea change of English-language crime fiction when it 'influences' French writers.


Course dates

08 Apr 2016 to 10 Apr 2016

Course duration

1 weekend(s)

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Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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