Testimony And Advocacy In Victorian Law Literature And Theology Download Ebook PDF Epub Online

Author : Jan-Melissa Schramm
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2000-04-20
Page : 244
Category : Law
ISBN 13 : 9780521771238
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Examines how the changing role of evidence in law and theology shaped nineteenth-century literary narrative.


Author : Jan-Melissa Schramm
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2012-06-21
Page : 289
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 110702126X
Description :


Explores the tensions raised by ideas of sacrifice in literature at a time of significant legal and theological change.


Author : Cathrine O. Frank
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-12-05
Page : 258
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1351922637
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Focusing on the last will and testament as a legal, literary, and cultural document, Cathrine O. Frank examines fiction of the Victorian and Edwardian eras alongside actual wills, legal manuals relating to their creation, case law regarding their administration, and contemporary accounts of curious wills in periodicals. Her study begins with the Wills Act of 1837 and poses two basic questions: What picture of Victorian culture and personal subjectivity emerges from competing legal and literary narratives about the will, and how does the shift from realist to modernist representations of the will accentuate a growing divergence between law and literature? Frank’s examination of works by Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Anthony Trollope, Samuel Butler, Arnold Bennett, John Galsworthy, and E.M. Forster reveals the shared rhetorical and cultural significance of the will in law and literature while also highlighting the competition between these discourses to structure a social order that emphasized self-determinism yet viewed individuals in relationship to the broader community. Her study contributes to our knowledge of the cultural significance of Victorian wills and creates intellectual bridges between the Victorian and Edwardian periods that will interest scholars from a variety of disciplines who are concerned with the laws, literature, and history of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


Author : M. Finn
M. Lobban
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2010-06-30
Page : 191
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 023027725X
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This innovative book draws together literature, law and economic and social history to investigate the meanings and uses of legitimacy in nineteenth-century Britain. This broad range of essays highlights the ways in which contested narratives and interested performances shaped the idea of legitimate authority during this period.


Author : Mark Knight
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-04-28
Page : 454
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1135051100
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This unique and comprehensive volume looks at the study of literature and religion from a contemporary critical perspective. Including discussion of global literature and world religions, this Companion looks at: Key moments in the story of religion and literary studies from Matthew Arnold through to the impact of 9/11 A variety of theoretical approaches to the study of religion and literature Different ways that religion and literature are connected from overtly religious writing, to subtle religious readings Analysis of key sacred texts and the way they have been studied, re-written, and questioned by literature Political implications of work on religion and literature Thoroughly introduced and contextualised, this volume is an engaging introduction to this huge and complex field.


Author : Naomi Hetherington
Clare Stainthorp
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-12-15
Page : 426
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1351272101
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This four-volume historical resource provides new opportunities for investigating the relationship between religion, literature and society in Britain and its imperial territories by making accessible a diverse selection of harder-to-find primary sources. These include religious fiction, poetry, essays, memoirs, sermons, travel writing, religious ephemera, unpublished notebooks and pamphlet literature. Spanning the long nineteenth century (c.1789–1914), the resource departs from older models of ‘the Victorian crisis of faith’ in order to open up new ways of conceptualising religion. Volume four on ‘Disbelief and New Beliefs’ explores the transformation of the religious landscape of Britain and its imperial territories during the nineteenth century as a result of key cultural and intellectual forces.


Author : Michael Freeman
Fiona Smith
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2013-02-21
Page : 625
Category : Law
ISBN 13 : 0199673667
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Law and Language, the latest volume in the Current Legal Issues series, contains a broad range of essays by scholars interested in the interactions between law and language. This volume examines the themes of truth in language and the law, and the role of language in different areas of law, including contract and criminal law.


Author : Brook Thomas
Publisher : Gunter Narr Verlag
Release : 2002
Page : 399
Category : Law and literature
ISBN 13 : 9783823341727
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Author : Rex Ferguson
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2013-07-08
Page : 212
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 110701297X
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This book offers an interdisciplinary account of the relationship between criminal trials and novels in the modernist period.


Author : Austin Sarat
Matthew Anderson
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2010
Page : 539
Category : Law
ISBN 13 : 0521899052
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A review and analysis of existing scholarship on the different national traditions and on the various modes and subjects of law and humanities.


Author : Sue Zemka
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2011-11-24
Page :
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1139503073
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Sudden changes, opportunities, or revelations have always carried a special significance in Western culture, from the Greek and later the Christian kairos to Evangelical experiences of conversion. This fascinating book explores the ways in which England, under the influence of industrializing forces and increased precision in assessing the passing of time, attached importance to moments, events that compress great significance into small units of time. Sue Zemka questions the importance that modernity invests in momentary events, from religion to aesthetics and philosophy. She argues for a strain in Victorian and early modern novels critical of the values the age invested in moments of time, and suggests that such novels also offer a correction to contemporary culture and criticism, with its emphasis on the momentary event as an agency of change.


Author : Francis O'Gorman
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2008-04-15
Page : 368
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 0470779853
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This guide steers students through significant critical responses to the Victorian novel from the end of the nineteenth century to the present day.


Author : Mark Knight
Emma Mason
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 2006
Page : 245
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 9780199277117
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This work introduces key debates, movements, and ideas relating to the Christian religion, and connects these to literary developments from 1750-1914. The authors provide close readings of popular texts and use these to explore complex religious ideas.


Author : Margaret Harris
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2013-05-30
Page : 334
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0521764084
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Prodigiously learned, alive to the massive social changes of her time, defiant of many Victorian orthodoxies, George Eliot has always challenged her readers. She is at once chronicler and analyst, novelist of nostalgia and monumental thinker. In her great novel Middlemarch she writes of 'that tempting range of relevancies called the universe'. This volume identifies a range of 'relevancies' that inform both her fictional and her non-fictional writings. The range and scale of her achievement are brought into focus by cogent essays on the many contexts - historical, intellectual, political, social, cultural - to her work. In addition there are discussions of her critical history and legacy, as well as of the material conditions of production and distribution of her novels and her journalism. The volume enables fuller understanding and appreciation, from a twenty-first-century standpoint, of the life and work of one of the nineteenth century's major writers.


Author : Jessica Straley
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2016-06-06
Page : 260
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1107127521
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An interdisciplinary study that explores the impact of evolutionary theory on Victorian children's literature.


Author : Lisa Rodensky
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2003-10-23
Page : 288
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 9780198034353
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This interdisciplinary study of legal and literary narratives argues that the novel's particular power to represent the interior life of its characters both challenges the law's definitions of criminal responsibility and reaffirms them. By means of connecting major novelists with prominent jurists and legal historians of the era, it offers profound new ways of thinking about the Victorian period.


Author : Andrew McCann
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2014-07-17
Page : 194
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1107064422
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A study of the representation of the occult in late-Victorian popular fiction, exploring different perceptions of authorship and creativity.


Author : Alison LaCroix
Saul Levmore
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2019-05-15
Page : 320
Category : Law
ISBN 13 : 0190873477
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From Anthony Trollop to Sinclair Lewis, and from Jane Austen to James Joyce and John Steinbeck, many important novels touch on fundamental questions about the role of money in human affairs. These questions are explored in this volume through the lens of law and literature. The sixteen essays collected here, by important theorists from a range of disciplines, shed new light on the impact of economic change, from the Industrial Revolution to the Great Depression. Students of economics and business will gain a new appreciation of literature's insights on singular events and human emotions. Similarly, scholars and students of literature will gain an appreciation for the power of law and economics to inform literary and social analysis. The volume's focus on novels about money and economic upheaval showcases the power of the disciplinary marriage of law and literature.


Author : A. Maunder
J. Phegley
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2010-02-23
Page : 266
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 0230281265
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This book brings together the experiences of Anglo-American teachers and discusses some of the challenges which face teachers of nineteenth-century fiction, suggesting practical ways in which these might start to be overcome by considering the constantly changing canon, issues related to course design and the possibilities offered by film and ICT.


Author : Albert D. Pionke
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-02-24
Page : 228
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1317017382
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Focusing on the middle decades of the nineteenth century, Albert D. Pionke's book historicizes the relationship of ritual, class, and public status in Victorian England. His analysis of various discourses related to professionalization suggests that public ritual flourished during the period, especially among the burgeoning ranks of Victorian professions. As Pionke shows, magazines, court cases, law books, manuals, and works by authors that include William Makepeace Thackeray, Thomas Hughes, Anthony Trollope, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning demonstrate the importance of ritual in numerous professional settings. Individual chapters reconstruct the ritual cultures of pre-professionalism provided to Oxbridge undergraduates; of oath-taking in a wide range of professional creation and promotion ceremonies; of the education, promotion, and public practice of Victorian barristers; and of Victorian Parliamentary elections. A final chapter considers the consequences of rituals that fail through the lens of the Eglinton tournament. The uneasy place of Victorian writers, who were both promoters of and competitors with more established professionals, is considered throughout. Pionke's book excavates Victorian professionals' vital ritual culture, at the same time that its engagement with literary representations of the professions reconstructs writers' unique place in the zero-sum contest for professional status.