ENGL 382CE – Murder Mondays: Who REALLY Did It? Exploring Crimes That Still Pose Questions

Schedule: Mondays, 6pm

Start Date: August 28, 2023

Location: Carter Center for Health Sciences, Room 121, 200 W Evans St, Florence, SC 29501 | open in Google Maps

Faculty: Dr. Rebecca Flannagan | rflannagan@fmarion.edu | 843-661-1516

Credits: 3

Some historical murder cases often seem to have a kind of resolution – Lizzie Borden, for example, was exonerated for the 1892 murders of her father and stepmother – and yet, the resolution seems to be more complicated than simply “Not Guilty.” And what of Jeffrey MacDonald who hired someone to write his story surrounding his family’s murder only to discover that the writer thought him to be guilty? We’ll read Joe McGinniss’s Fatal Vision and see what we think really happened in Fayetteville, NC in 1970.

Join us for lively discussions of both historic cases such as the Borden case and contemporary cases such as the current Gilgo Beach murder arrests as we read true crime (Mostly murder) each Monday this fall. Books will include Robert Kolker’s Lost Girls: The Unsolved American Mystery of the Gilgo Beach Serial Killer Murders, as well as new material about Lizzie Borden in Cara Robinson’s 2020 The Trial of Lizzie Borden.

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