Jack the Ripper: Myth, Reality, Culture and Popular History

University of Westminster

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Jack the Ripper: Myth, Reality, Culture and Popular History

  • Host University

    University of Westminster

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    ?Jack the Ripper? murders; Whitechapel in 1888; police investigation; role of the press; victims and the context of prostitution; popular culture in 1888, specifically Jekyll & Hyde and the rise of detective fiction; public ?appetite? for crime stories?; cultural reinterpretations of the murders since 1888 in novels, film, theatre; Ripperology.

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