Daily Archives: January 30, 2015

Images of Crime (HUM303)

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.

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.

Essay One, etc. (HUM303)

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.”

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