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Erich Wulffen and the case of the criminal

Birgit Lang

in A History of the Case Study: Sexology, Psychoanalysis, Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719099434
eISBN:
9781526124098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099434.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

State Prosecutor and legal reformer Erich Wulffen used the case study genre for legal and largely didactic purposes. Chapter 4 illustrates the adoption of the conventions of sexological case writing ... More


Counterfeiting Confidence: The Problem of Trust in the Age of Contract

Susanna L. Blumenthal

in Power, Prose, and Purse: Law, Literature, and Economic Transformations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190873455
eISBN:
9780190873486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873455.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Taking Herman Melville’s The Confidence-Man (1857) as a point of departure, this essay explores the perils of trusting too much or too little in the representations of strangers in a burgeoning ... More


The “Irreducibly Doubled Stroke”: Flirtation, Felicity, and Sincerity

Lauren Shizuko Stone

in Flirtations: Rhetoric and Aesthetics This Side of Seduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264896
eISBN:
9780823266869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264896.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a response to Elisabeth Strowick’s contribution, “Life Is a Flirtation: Thomas Mann’s Felix Krull.” It suggests that in Strowick’s assessment of the title figure in Mann’s ... More


The Science of Deception: Psychology and Commerce in America

Michael Pettit

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923741
eISBN:
9780226923758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923758.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Americans were fascinated with fraud. P. T. Barnum artfully exploited the American yen for deception, and even Mark Twain championed it, ... More


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