The Subject of Murder

Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops
Tuesday 29th October 2013 (18:00-19:30)
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Lisa Downing

Should we consider murderers degenerate beasts or as the supermen as they have been depicted on the page and the screen? Are murderers something else entirely? Professor Lisa Downing will discuss her latest book, The Subject of Murder, which has garnered much attention since its release.

Professor Downing will examine real-life murder cases and the representations made of them from 1830s France to 20th and 21st-century US and UK cases. Lisa offers a new interpretation of the way in which our society understands the figure of ‘the murderer’.