The Resource Reading for the law : British literary history and gender advocacy, Christine L. Krueger

Reading for the law : British literary history and gender advocacy, Christine L. Krueger

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Reading for the law : British literary history and gender advocacy
Title
Reading for the law
Title remainder
British literary history and gender advocacy
Statement of responsibility
Christine L. Krueger
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Taking her title from the British term for legal study, "to read for the law:' Christine L. Krueger asks how "reading for the law" as literary history contributes to the progressive educational purposes of the Law and Literature movement. She argues that a multidisciplinary "historical narrative jurisprudence" strengthens narrative legal theorists' claims for the transformative powers of stories by replacing an ahistorical opposition between literature and law with a history of their interdependence and their embeddedness in print culture. Focusing on gender and feminist advocacy in the long nineteenth century, Reading for the Law demonstrates the relevance of literary history to feminist jurisprudence and suggests how literary history might contribute to other forms of "outsider jurisprudence."" "Krueger develops this argument across discussions of key jurisprudential concepts: precedent, agency, testimony, and motive. She draws from a wide range of literary, legal, and historical sources, from the early modern period through the Victorian age, as well as from contemporary literary, feminist, and legal theory. Topics considered include the legacy of witchcraft prosecutions, the evolution of the Reasonable Man standard of evidence in lunacy inquiries, the fate of female witnesses and pro se litigants, advocacy for female prisoners and infanticide defendants, and defense strategies for men accused of indecent assault and sodomy. The saliency of the nineteenth-century British literary culture stems in part from its place in a politico-legal tradition that produces the very conditions of narrative legal theorists' aspirations for meaningful social transformation in modern, multicultural democracies."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
823.009/3554
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.L43
LC item number
K78 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Victorian literature and culture series
Label
Reading for the law : British literary history and gender advocacy, Christine L. Krueger
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-298) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Theory, advocacy, and history -- Historiographies of witchcraft for feminist advocacy : historical justice in Elizabeth Gaskell's Lois the witch -- Witchcraft precedents as literary history : from The discoverie of witchcraft to Sir Matthew Hale -- The historical turn in witchcraft literature : from Enlightenment historiography to historical realism -- Theories and histories of agency : Mary Wollstonecraft's narrative of the reasonable woman -- Agency, equity, publicity : compos mentis in Charles Reade's Hard cash and lunacy commission reports -- Gendered credibility : testimony in fiction and indecent assault -- Women's legal literacy and pro se representation : from Griffith Gaunt to Georgina Weldon -- Concealing women's mens rea: advocacy for female prisoners and infanticidal mothers -- The secret agency of juries : forging resistance against sodomy prosecution
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ocn755618966
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource ([xiii], 301 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813928975
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt6tbqsr
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not applicable
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.b26236667
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)755618966
  • pebcs0813928974

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