Thursday, 12 July 2012

What is Oxford Murder?

 Oxford Murder class 2012

Oxford Murder is a one week course taught by Michael Harrison.  As part of the course students are encourage to produce a short story about a murder.

These short stories will appear in this blog.

For those of you who might be interested in taking the course in 2013 here is the course overview:

"Inspector Morse is probably the most famous of Oxford's fictional detectives but he is not the only one. For about a hundred years fictional murders have stained Oxford’s streets and colleges with blood and well over a hundred detective and crime novels have been set here. What are the special characteristics of Oxford that have led to so much death - or perhaps to so much clever detection?. We study five of these books and discover much more about the history of English crime fiction, its varieties, and the way a book is constructed. Students are asked to read the five books before the course begins."