If you go to “Supplemental Resources” on the course information page you can find links to crime images such as this one by Javier Arcenillas:
A “sicario” is pointing Luis Esteban in the neck asking for his money back.
One of the questions we’ll be asking in days to come is to what extent a still image can function as a narrative.
Your first major writing assignment is due in electronic format to ilearn by 8pm on Tuesday 2/3. Barring exceptional (and documented) circumstances, no late papers will be accepted. As I said in class, this assignment is intended to fulfill several functions:
1. Frankly, to encourage unmotivated students to drop the course.
2. As a writing diagnostic.
3. To build a solid theoretical foundation for our primary project: the study of the relationship between culture and history through the lens of crime fiction and “crime in literature.”