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The Resource Reconstituting authority : American fiction in the province of the law, 1880-1920, William E. Moddelmog

Reconstituting authority : American fiction in the province of the law, 1880-1920, William E. Moddelmog

Label
Reconstituting authority : American fiction in the province of the law, 1880-1920
Title
Reconstituting authority
Title remainder
American fiction in the province of the law, 1880-1920
Statement of responsibility
William E. Moddelmog
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Reconstituting Authority, William Moddelmog explores the ways in which American law and literature converged in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Through close readings of significant texts from the era, he reveals not only how novelists invoked specific legal principles and ideals in their fictions but also how they sought to reconceptualize the boundaries of law and literature in ways that transformed previous versions of both legal and literary authority." "Moddelmog does not assume a sharp distinction between literary and legal institutions and practices but shows how writers imagined the two fields as engaged in the same cultural process. He argues that because the law was instrumental in setting the terms by which concepts such as race, gender, nationhood, ownership, and citizenship were defined in the nineteenth century, authors challenging those definitions had to engage the law on its own terrain: to place their work in a dialogue with the law by telling stories that were already authorized (though perhaps suppressed) by legal institutions."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moddelmog, William E.
Dewey number
813/.409355
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.L34
LC item number
M63 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Legal stories, American
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Law and literature
  • Law and literature
  • Authority in literature
  • Law in literature
Label
Reconstituting authority : American fiction in the province of the law, 1880-1920, William E. Moddelmog
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44420471
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 276 pages
Isbn
9780877457367
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00044743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Reconstituting authority : American fiction in the province of the law, 1880-1920, William E. Moddelmog
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
44420471
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 276 pages
Isbn
9780877457367
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
00044743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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