The 'Mad Doctor' in the London fog: the construction of the Jack the Ripper iconography

Maskery, Emma (2015) The 'Mad Doctor' in the London fog: the construction of the Jack the Ripper iconography. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    The celebrification of a figure such as Jack the Ripper is not without controversy. Many feminists such as Caputi and Judith Walkowitz contend that the continued veneration of Jack the Ripper has had an influence on sex crime and murder committed against women and insinuations are often made to how he may have influenced killers that came after him. Therefore, within this essay, I will explore such issues to highlight why the topic I am discussing is an important one in regards to the influence Jack the Ripper has on our society. This paper however, remains primarily a discussion of the Ripper mythos. While I allude to the concept of society's fascination with murder this essay is not intended to be a metaphysical study of human nature, a topic discussed in extensive detail elsewhere.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Art and Design
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2015 16:09
    Last Modified: 24 Nov 2015 16:09

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