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Broken Engagements: The Action for Breach of Promise of Marriage and the Feminine Ideal, 1800-1940

Saskia Lettmaier

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199569977
eISBN:
9780191722066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569977.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

While common law actions for breach of promise of marriage originated in the mid-seventeenth century, it was not until the ‘long nineteenth century’ that they saw their rise to prominence and their ... More


Subversion and Sympathy: Gender, Law, and the British Novel

Martha C. Nussbaum and Alison L. LaCroix (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199812042
eISBN:
9780199315888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812042.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book focuses on issues of gender in the British novel of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, particularly Hardy and Trollope. Approaching the topic from a variety of backgrounds, the ... More


Introduction

Saskia Lettmaier

in Broken Engagements: The Action for Breach of Promise of Marriage and the Feminine Ideal, 1800-1940

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199569977
eISBN:
9780191722066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569977.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This introductory chapter sets the stage by first establishing links with two fields of scholarship, with regard to which the book can usefully be situated: (i) works examining the interaction ... More


Libel: Policing the Laws of Fiction

Sean Latham

in The Art of Scandal: Modernism, Libel Law, and the Roman à Clef

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195379990
eISBN:
9780199869053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379990.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Despite the often heroic narratives of modernism’s campaign against antiobscenity laws, writers in the period were much more likely to run afoul of libel suits sometimes brought successfully by ... More


Common Precedents: The Presentness of the Past in Victorian Law and Fiction

Ayelet Ben-Yishai

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937646
eISBN:
9780199333110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937646.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Common Precedents argues that precedent constitutes a sophisticated and powerful mechanism for managing social and cultural change and that this quality accounts for its unacknowledged ... More


The Novel at the Bar: Joyce, Lewis, and Libel

Sean Latham

in The Art of Scandal: Modernism, Libel Law, and the Roman à Clef

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195379990
eISBN:
9780199869053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379990.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the way James Joyce and Wyndham Lewis negotiated the legal consequences of their narrative experiments with libel and defamation in key romans à clef like Ulysses and The Apes ... More


Introduction

Elizabeth S. Anker and Bernadette Meyler

in New Directions in Law and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190456368
eISBN:
9780190456399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456368.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

While law and literature represents one of the most enduring sites of interdisciplinary inquiry, the field has recently expanded in a wide range of exciting new directions. Since its inception, law ... More


American Guy: Masculinity in American Law and Literature

Saul Levmore and Martha C. Nussbaum (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199331376
eISBN:
9780199394258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331376.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

This book comprises sixteen essays from legal academics, literary experts, and influential judges. The book begins by investigating American Guys—the heroic nonconformists and rugged individualists ... More


Law, Utopia, Event: A Constellation of Two Trajectories

Johan Van Der Walt

in Law and the Utopian Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804790819
eISBN:
9780804791861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790819.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Law and the utopian imagination constitute a constellation of two opposite responses to disrupting events. Attempts at resettling the social in the wake of unsettling events ultimately resort to law ... More


Property Law: Sources and Doctrine

Kenneth Reid

in A History of Private Law in Scotland

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267782
eISBN:
9780191683374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267782.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This chapter is concerned with the law of property. The fact that a legal system is ‘mixed’ does not imply consistency in the mixture, whether measured by subject or by time. Not only may the ... More


The Stakes of International Law and Literature

Christopher N. Warren

in Literature and the Law of Nations, 1580-1680

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198719342
eISBN:
9780191788550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719342.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Criticism/Theory

The purpose of this chapter is to develop a broad rationale for a more literary history of international law and to set the conceptual groundwork for the chapters that follow. It uses a range of ... More


Bartleby, Barbarians and the Legality of Literature

Faith Barter

in Latour and the Passage of Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748697908
eISBN:
9781474416061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697908.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Faith Barter renews the conjunction of law and literature through the lens of ‘their shared interest in troubling the definition of the human’. Bartleby, in Melville’s story, traverses the superhuman ... More


Minding Previous Steps Taken

Brook Thomas

in New Directions in Law and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190456368
eISBN:
9780190456399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456368.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter looks at new directions in law and literature from James Boyd White’s 1973 publication of The Legal Imagination to Julie Stone Peters’s 2005 announcement of the end of a movement. It ... More


Law and Literature

Andrea Bianchi

in International Law Theories: An Inquiry into Different Ways of Thinking

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198725114
eISBN:
9780191792533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725114.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

Law and literature have a certain affinity, as they both are concerned with the interpretation of texts and shape reality through language. After distinguishing between ‘law in literature’ and ‘law ... More


New Directions in Law and Literature

Elizabeth S. Anker and Bernadette Meyler (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190456368
eISBN:
9780190456399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456368.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

After the heyday of the law and literature movement in the 1970s and 1980s, many wondered whether it would retain vitality and influence. Yet in recent years, scholarship in law and literature ... More


Law, Literature, and History: The Love Triangle

Bernadette Meyler

in New Directions in Law and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190456368
eISBN:
9780190456399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456368.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter demonstrates the centrality of the humanities to the core of law school pedagogy today. At the same time, by focusing on two areas within the humanities—literature and history—it tries ... More


Literature and the Law of Nations, 1580-1680

Christopher N. Warren

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198719342
eISBN:
9780191788550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719342.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book is a literary history of international law in the age of Shakespeare, Milton, Grotius, and Hobbes. It tells the previously untold story of major English Renaissance writers who used ... More


“Termes Queinte of Lawe” and Quaint Fantasies of Literature: Chaucer's Man of Law and Wife of Bath

in Riding the Black Ram: Law, Literature, and Gender

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756808
eISBN:
9780804773683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756808.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter juxtaposes two Chaucerian tales to illustrate the historically specific and gendered nature of the relationship between law and literature, or, to put it somewhat reductively, between ... More


Introduction

Ute Hüsken and Frank Neubert

in Negotiating Rites

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812295
eISBN:
9780199919390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812295.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

During the early phases of the classical Indian law literature (dharmaśāstra) all elements in the life of the brāhmin householder had been gradually ritualized. Now, the institution of penance ... More


Being and Having in Shakespeare

Katharine Eisaman Maus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199698004
eISBN:
9780191752001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698004.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

What is the relation between who a person is, and what he or she has? A number of Shakespeare’s plays engage with this question, elaborating a “poetics of property” centering on questions of ... More


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