The Lee Child Seminars: Seminar Three > CRIME

DEC 17, 2018 | 4:30 PM TO 6:00 PM

Lee Child



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


8201.01: President's Large Conf Rm


December 17, 2018: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM




Academic Initiatives and Strategic Innovation



The Lee Child Seminars:

The Graduate Center, CUNY hosts Lee Child, the author of twenty-four novels and numerous short stories and one of the world's bestselling fiction writers, in a series of discussions ranging across a number of literary and social issues but revolving around his life and work. The three seminars will consider theory and practice under the headings of Text, Screen and Crime, and in view of Lee Child's attendance the underlying premise will be that "the death of the author" has been greatly exaggerated. Participants will be free to take the conversation with Lee Child in any direction they choose. Seating for each evening is limited. Register early.

Seminar Three > Crime

The focus will be on the rising popularity of crime fiction in contemporary society: the relationship of "crime" to crime. We will consider the function of the genre and its evolutionary status, whether it corresponds to a rise or a reduction in crime, or compensates for it, or in some way helps to guard against it.

Lee Child with seminar moderator Professor Andy Martin, author of Reacher Said Nothing: Lee Child and the Making of Make Me

Image courtesy of The Official Website of Lee Child and Jack Reacher.