Syllabus


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Victorian Terrorism Paper



Date
Topic
Readings & Assignments
Tuesday
22 Aug 17

Introduction to the Victorian Era

Thursday
24 Aug 17
How to study the history of crime and violence in the Victorian Era?
Criminal Conversations, Introduction

“Moral and Physical Force: The Language of Violence in Irish Nationalism” (Handout)
Tuesday
29 Aug 17
Class & Crime
Criminal Conversations, Chapter 1
Thursday
31 Aug 17
Children & Crime
Criminal Conversations, Chapter 2
Tuesday
5 Sept 17
Rural Crime Criminal Conversations, Chapter 3
Thursday
7 Sept 17

Responses to violence in Victorian society Criminal Conversations, Chapter 6
Tuesday
12 Sept 17
Ethnicity & Crime Criminal Conversations, Chapter 7
Thursday

14 Sept 17
Sexuality & Violence Criminal Conversations, Chapter 8
Tuesday
19 Sept 17
A Mania for Suspicion
Criminal Conversations, Chapter 9
Thursday

21 Sept 17
Test #1
Study!
Tuesday
26 Sept 17
Domestic Violence Criminal Conversations, Chapter 11
Thursday
28 Sept 17
Infanticide Criminal Conversations, Chapter 12
Tuesday
3 Oct 17

Interview Prep
“Constructing the Cult of the Criminal: Kate Webster – Victorian Murderess and Media Sensation” (Handout)
Thursday
5 Oct 17
Skype Session with Dr. Anne-Marie Kilday, Oxford Brookes University
Tuesday
10 Oct 17
Sex, Wives, and Prostitutes
Criminal Conversations, Chapter 13
Thursday
12 Oct 17
No class…Fall Break!
Tuesday

17 Oct 17
“Crimes of Moral Outrage”
Criminal Conversations, Chapter 14
Thursday
19 Oct 17
Watch The Abominable Bride (2016)

Tuesday
24 Oct 17
Skype Session with Dr. Ann McClellan, Plymouth State University
Thursday
26 Oct 17
Silence of Victims
Criminal Conversations, Chapter 15
Tuesday
31 Oct 17
Jack the Ripper
“Murder in Black and White: Victorian Crime Scenes and the Ripper Photographs” & "Optograms, Autobiography, and the Image of Jack the Ripper" (Handouts)
Thursday
2 Nov 17
Test #2 Study!
Tuesday
7 Nov 17
Victorian terrorism
The Dynamiters, Introduction

“Why Historians Should Exercise Caution When Using the Word ‘Terrorism’” (Handout)
Thursday
9 Nov 17
End of insurrection?
The Dynamiters, Chapter 1
Tuesday
14 Nov 17

The Skirmishing Fund
The Dynamiters, Chapter 2
Thursday
16 Nov 17

Science and skirmishing
The Dynamiters, Chapter 3
Tuesday
21 Nov 17

Supporting terrorists
The Dynamiters, Chapter 4
Thursday
23 Nov 17

No class…Happy Thanksgiving!
Tuesday
28 Nov 17

Bridget and the bomb
The Dynamiters, Chapter 5
Thursday
30 Nov 17

Skirmishing stops
The Dynamiters, Chapter 6
Tuesday
5 Dec 17

In-class proofreading session…
Victorian Terrorism Paper Due @ Midnight
Thursday
7 Dec 17

Reading Day

Tuesday
12 Dec 17
Final Exam @ 6:30 p.m.
Study!!!