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ENG 180D
ST: Fatal Women
Fall

This class takes as its subject the murderess in popular British and American cultural texts from the 17th century to the present. We examine accounts of the murderess in 18th-c amatory fiction, sensational novels from the 19th-century, lesbian pulp from the early 20th-, and current popular fiction and films (noir, B movies, current films) to explore how these texts frame female violence. We read contemporaneous theories of criminality from each era to consider the ways in which legal, medical, sociological and psychoanalytic lenses use formal strategies of fiction to frame female violence.
2018-19 One time only.

Course Credit:
3

Instructor(s):
Kirsten Saxton

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Creating & Critiquing Arts, Historical Perspectives, Women and Gender, Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Create, Innovate & Experiment, Critical Analysis, Written & Oral Comm II

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Last Updated: 6/23/17