Current Classes

English 3364 True Crime

This course will study the long and varied tradition of true crime literature across numerous media including confessional narratives, fiction, comics, pulps, memoirs, and tv. Beginning with the tales of witches and sexual vandals that so captivated their 17th-century audiences, to Victorian serial murderers like Jack the Ripper, to modern celebrity crimes and criminals, we will ask why writers and readers so often turn to blood, violence, and malfeasance as the stuff of entertainment.

Recent Classes

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Spring 2023
English 4451

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Spring 2022
English 3372

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Autumn 2021
English 3378

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Autumn 2020
English 3364

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Autumn 2020
English 4578

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Spring 2020
English 2464

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Spring 2019
English 4578