ONLINE CLASS: Murder Abroad: Agatha Christie and Hercule Poirot in Egypt and Mesopotamia (2139)

Two Thursdays: April 22 and 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

$70.00 (10% off for members)

Agatha Christie, the unparalleled grande dame of crime fiction, not only wrote prolifically but also with an astute understanding of people and places. This course explores two of her elegant and addictively readable detective stories, Death on the Nile and Murder in Mesopotamia, written in the 1930s, with none other than the legendary Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, at the helm of affairs. We will also examine Agatha Christie’s own adventures in Egypt, Iraq, and Turkey as the wife of the British archeologist, Max Mallowan. In doing so, we will reflect on the historical and political impact of British presence in North Africa and the Middle East in the early part of twentieth century and its far-reaching influence on the region’s geopolitics. Two Thursdays: April 22 and 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Online Class.

Reading Schedule:

4/22: Death on the Nile

4/29: Murder in Mesopotamia

Required Texts:

Death on the Nile, by Agatha Christie (9780062073556)
Murder in Mesopotamia, by Agatha Christie (9780062073907)

Supriya Goswami teaches courses in literature (with special focus on Africa and South Asia), culture, and politics at Georgetown University. She has previously taught at California State University, Sacramento and George Washington University. She is the author of Colonial India in Children’s Literature (Routledge, 2012), which is the first book-length study to explore the intersections of British, Anglo-Indian, and Bengali children’s literature and defining historical moments in colonial India. She is currently working on her second book, Colonial Wars in Children’s Literature. She has also published in such scholarly journals as the Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, South Asian Review, and Wasafiri. 

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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Death on the Nile: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries #17) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062073556
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 1st, 2011

Murder in Mesopotamia: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries #14) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062073907
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(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 27th, 2011