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Agatha Christie’s first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, was published in 1920 and launched the career of one of her most famous sleuths, Hercule Poirot. Join us to celebrate the 100th anniversary of a novel that originated as a dare from the author’s sister. 

Communiversity is a free, online class that runs through the fall semester, from the week of August 24 to the week of November 30. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the general public are invited to participate. 

Here are five reasons to sign up:

  1. Return to the virtual classroom to read and discuss a classic novel. The course will be moderated by Jennifer Camden, Beverley J. Pitts Distinguished Professor of the Ron and Laura Strain Honors College and Associate Chair and Professor of English.
  2. It has a book club feel. You’ll read just one chapter a week, and the course is “credit/no credit,” so you can spend as much or as little time on the class as you would like.
  3. It’s free!
  4. It’s a page-turner. A poisoning in a locked room, a missing will, and a piece of paper saved from the embers of a fireplace that may hold the key to solving the mysteryChristie’s novel is a classic with plenty of red herrings. Pit your wits against Hercule Poirot and Inspector Japp to see if you can guess “whodunit.”
  5. Several guest lectures will further enrich your experience. Join virtual conversations in September, October, and November to hear UIndy faculty explore subthemes from the novel. The lectures are free to attend and open to the general public. 

Learn more about Communiversity and sign up today! 

Register before Monday, August 24 to secure your spot.