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Date and time
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 14:00 to 16:00
Address
Guildhall
Frankwell Quay
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY3 8HQ
United Kingdom

About the Event

On 9th November 1888, the mutilated corpse of Mary Jane Kelly was discovered in Miller’s Court, Whitechapel. She was to become the last ‘official’ victim of Jack the Ripper, the brutal and mysterious killer who had terrorised the streets of Whitechapel during the ‘Autumn of Terror’, simply to disappear into the London fog, forever enshrouded in mystery. In the years since his disappearance, theories have abounded as to the Ripper’s true identity – the butcher, the doctor, the artist, the prince – few have escaped the notice of Ripperologists and conspiracy theorists.130 years on, Ripper culture is still going strong with a vast range of films, books, graphic novels, board games, walking tours and, of course, the infamous Jack the Ripper Museum which opened its doors amidst great controversy in 2015.

Join Dr Lucy Andrew for a whistle-stop tour through the Ripper case, the theories and the culture as she explores why and how we are still fascinated by the Ripper 130 years on and questions whether we should be.

Dr Lucy Andrew is Lecturer in English Literature and Programme Leader of the English degree at University Centre Shrewsbury. Her research specialisms are in children’s and young adult literature and crime fiction. She is author of The Boy Detective in Early British Children’s Literature (Palgrave, 2017) and co-editor of Crime Fiction in the City: Capital Crimes (University of Wales Press, 2013).

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Guildhall
Frankwell Quay
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY3 8HQ
United Kingdom