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Charity Begins and Ends at Home: Edith Wharton’s Summer

Carol J. Singley

in Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity in Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199779390
eISBN:
9780199895106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779390.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Edith Wharton’s Summer (1917) signals the death of romantic myths of adoption and nation building. Rescued from a renegade Mountain community, Charity bears a name ironically referencing acts of ... More


Epilogue

Suparna Gooptu

in Cornelia Sorabji: India's Pioneering Woman Lawyer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195678345
eISBN:
9780199080380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678345.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The trajectory of Cornelia Sorabji's life experience shows that she struggled to be India's pioneer woman lawyer at a time when British power had reached its zenith. The most enduring aspect of her ... More


Poshpenny v. Lone Tree State

Alvin Kernan

in The Fruited Plain: Fables for a Postmodern Democracy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092905
eISBN:
9780300128345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092905.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter gives a satirical tale of class-action lawsuits through the experiences of Thompson Joad. Thompson graduated 426th in a class of nearly six hundred from Lone Tree State's noted law ... More


The Black Lawyer: Preserving Testimony

Koritha Mitchell

in Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036491
eISBN:
9780252093524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036491.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter traces the shift in the community conversation from an emphasis on black soldiers who return from fighting overseas and must be defended by white attorneys to the increasing visibility ... More


Hemingway and the Decline of Manhood

Richard A. Posner

in American Guy: Masculinity in American Law and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199331376
eISBN:
9780199394258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331376.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

This chapter relates the ambivalence about masculinity found in Hemingway’s novels to the decline of manhood, as an admired and important state, in the twentieth century. It explores that decline in ... More


Jewish Men, Jewish Lawyers: Roth’s “Eli, the Fanatic” and the Question of Jewish Masculinity in American Law

Martha C. Nussbaum

in American Guy: Masculinity in American Law and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199331376
eISBN:
9780199394258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331376.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

“Although he is a Jew, he has none of the odious characteristics of his race.” Thus began a letter of recommendation—typical of its time—for a job candidate on the East Coast in the 1940s. What might ... More


The Trial of Flosi and the Battle: Chapters 135, 141–5

William Ian Miller

in ‘Why is your axe bloody?’: A Reading of Njàls Saga

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198704843
eISBN:
9780191789441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704843.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature, European Literature

This chapter deals extensively with the saga’s treatment of law, the limits of law, some procedural matters that may trouble the reader, the nature of legal expertise, and the portraits of three men ... More


On My Careers in Crime

Scott Turow

in Fatal Fictions: Crime and Investigation in Law and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190610784
eISBN:
9780190610807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610784.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Drama

Starting the volume is Scott Turow’s “On My Careers in Crime,” the keynote speech of the conference in which he describes his occupations as a writer and lawyer. He did not set out to be a “crime ... More


The Sergeant of Law

Anthony Musson

in Historians on Chaucer: The 'General Prologue' to the Canterbury Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199689545
eISBN:
9780191802669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689545.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

Scholars have tended to view the portrait ofthe Sergeant in the ‘General Prologue’ as a fairly straightforward satirical portrait of a medieval lawyer,one in which admiration for his professional ... More


The Manciple

Nigel Ramsay

in Historians on Chaucer: The 'General Prologue' to the Canterbury Tales

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199689545
eISBN:
9780191802669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689545.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

The Manciple is almost invisible as an individual but is rather defined by the remarkable post that he held, that of being a manciple which, even in Chaucer’s day, was an uncommon position. He is a ... More


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