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The Hunt is On: Inter- and Paratextuality in The Autobiography of Jack the Ripper
The Hunt is On: Inter- and Paratextuality in The Autobiography of Jack the Ripper

Author(s): Lucyna Krawczyk-Żywko
Subject(s): Cultural history, Studies of Literature, 19th Century, Philology, British Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: intertexts; Jack the Ripper; James Carnac; paratexts; Ripperature
Summary/Abstract: This is an interpretation of a 2012 “autobiography” of a purported Jack the Ripper, James Carnac. The article discusses the intertexts and multi-layered paratextual elements of this piece of Ripperature – including the use made of literary works and visual material – that aim to authenticate the account by placing it in historical time.

  • Page Range: 189-197
  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: English