Syllabus


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Violent Entertainment Paper



Date
Topic
Readings & Assignments
Thursday
23 Aug 18

How to study the history of crime and violence in the Victorian Era? Criminal Conversations, Introduction
Tuesday
28 Aug 18
Class & Crime Criminal Conversations, Chapter 1
Thursday
30 Aug 18
Children & Crime Criminal Conversations, Chapter 2
Tuesday
4 Sept 18
Rural Crime Criminal Conversations, Chapter 3
Thursday
6 Sept 18
No class...enjoy!

Tuesday
11 Sept 18

Responses to violence in Victorian society Criminal Conversations, Chapter 6
Thursday
13 Sept 18
Ethnicity & Crime Criminal Conversations, Chapter 7
Tuesday

18 Sept 18
Sexuality & Violence Criminal Conversations, Chapter 8
Thursday
20 Sept 18
A Mania for Suspicion
Criminal Conversations, Chapter 9
Tuesday

25 Sept 18
Test #1
Study!
Thursday
27 Sept 18
Domestic Violence Criminal Conversations, Chapter 11
Tuesday
2 Oct 18
Infanticide Criminal Conversations, Chapter 12
Thursday
4 Oct 18
Sex, Wives, and Prostitutes
Criminal Conversations, Chapter 13
Tuesday
9 Oct 18

“Crimes of Moral Outrage” Criminal Conversations, Chapter 14
Thursday
12 Oct 18
No class…Fall Break!
Tuesday

16 Oct 18
Silence of Victims
Criminal Conversations, Chapter 15
Thursday
19 Oct 18
Crime and celebrity
“Constructing the Cult of the Criminal: Kate Webster – Victorian Murderess and Media Sensation” (Handout)
Tuesday
23 Oct 18

Watch The Abominable Bride (2016)
Wednesday
24 Oct 18
Talk by Dr. Ann McClellan, Plymouth State University @ 7:00 p.m. in Barnes Electronic Classroom, Hewes Library
Thursday
25 Oct 18
Conversation with Ann McClellan...
Tuesday
30 Oct 18
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
1 Nov 18
Test #2 Study!
Tuesday
6 Nov 18
Coping with change, expressing resistance
Violent Victorians, Prologue & Chapter 1
Thursday
8 Nov 18
About town with Mr. Punch
Violent Victorians, Chapter 2
Tuesday
13 Nov 18

From scaffold culture to the cult of the murderer
Violent Victorians, Chapter 3
Thursday
15 Nov 18

The ‘Blood-Stained Stage’ revisited
Violent Victorians, Chapter 4
Tuesday
20 Nov 18

Selling Sweeney Todd to the masses
Violent Victorians, Chapter 5

Violent Entertainment Proposal & Preliminary Bibliography
Due @ Midnight
Thursday
22 Nov 18

No class…Happy Thanksgiving!
Tuesday
27 Nov 18

The rise of modern crime reporting
Violent Victorians, Chapter 6
Thursday
29 Nov 18

The civilizing moment?
Violent Victorians, Epilogue
Tuesday
4 Dec 18

In-class proofreading session…
Violent Entertainment Paper Due @ Midnight
Thursday
6 Dec 18

Reading Day

Tuesday
11 Dec 18
Final Exam @ 11:30 a.m.
Study!!!