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Making a Murderer: Novels, Documentaries, and Stories of True Crime

Deepen your knowledge of current events, criminology, psychology, and the powers of storytelling through this course’s exploration of thrilling narratives of crime and punishment. This course draws from popular obsessions, such as the documentary series Making a Murderer and the podcast Serial; classic novels like Camus’s The Stranger and Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment; and provocative modern tales such as Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace and Michelle McNamara’s investigation of the Golden State Killer I’ll Be Gone in the Dark. We will discuss the blurred line between art and advocacy, narrative’s love of doubt, the reasoning of the criminal mind, killer novelists, and the gravitational pull of the whodunit.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the fundamentals of narrative craft
  • Insight into popular culture, psychology, and forensics

Ideal for

  • Writers, readers, and avid consumers of film, television, and podcasts
  • The curious and creative

1 section

  • Fall 2018
    • Section

      001
    • Semester

      Fall 2018
    • Date

      Sep 26 - Nov 14
    • Day

      Wednesday
    • Time

      2:00PM-4:00PM
      • In-Person
    • Format

      In-Person
      • In-Person
    • Sessions

      8
    • Faculty

      Thomas, Cullen
    • Location

      Midtown Center