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The Beast in Man: Jack and the Rippers Who Came After

Lisa Downing

in The Subject of Murder: Gender, Exceptionality, and the Modern Killer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226003405
eISBN:
9780226003689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226003689.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes some modern assumptions about sexuality, gender, class, race, and civilization that led to the production of the subject of the “lust murderer” or “sex killer,” of which Jack ... More


Jack the Ripper and the London Press

L. Perry Curtis Jr.

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088724
eISBN:
9780300133691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088724.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Press coverage of the 1888 mutilation murders attributed to Jack the Ripper was, of necessity, filled with gaps and silences, for the killer remained unknown, and Victorian journalists had little ... More


Diary of Jack the Ripper

Joe Nickell

in Real or Fake: Studies in Authentication

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125343
eISBN:
9780813135229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125343.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores the authentication of the purported diary of one of the world's most maniacal serial killers — Jack the Ripper. It begins by discussing his murders and the condition of the ... More


Descriptive Names

François Recanati

in Mental Files

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659982
eISBN:
9780191745409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659982.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

Sometimes an object is known only by description, yet the subject opens a file for it in anticipation (‘Jack the Ripper’, ‘Neptune’). Appearances notwithstanding, this does not argue against the view ... More


Jack the Ripper and the Family Physician: Gynecology and Domestic Medicine in “Penelope”

Vike Martina Plock

in Joyce, Medicine, and Modernity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034232
eISBN:
9780813038803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034232.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In “Penelope,” James Joyce uses a controversial debate on women's so-called diseases as a provocative intertext for the representation of Molly Bloom's sexuality. Her recollection of a gynecological ... More


Whitechapel autopsy: an East End apocalypse

Brian Baker

in Iain Sinclair

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069048
eISBN:
9781781700891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069048.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines Sinclair's first novel, White Chappell. It shows that this novel drew upon the events of the autumn of 1888, namely the ‘Whitechapel Murders’ of Jack the Ripper, and even some ... More


1895: Drama, Disaster and Disgrace in Late Victorian Britain

Nicholas Freeman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640560
eISBN:
9780748651399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640560.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Oscar Wilde's disastrous libel suit against the Marquess of Queensberry dominated British newspapers during the spring of 1895. This book shows that the Wilde scandal was just one of many events to ... More


Bad Women, Good Wives: Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth

Sophie Duncan

in Shakespeare's Women and the Fin de Siècle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198790846
eISBN:
9780191833298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790846.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter centres on Terry’s ‘divinely beautiful’ but controversial 1888 Lady Macbeth at the Lyceum theatre. Terry performed amidst hysteria over the Ripper killings and profound anxiety over the ... More


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