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The Resource Taking exception to the law : materializing injustice in early modern English literature, edited by Donald Beecher, Travis DeCook, Andrew Wallace, and Grant Williams, (electronic resource)

Taking exception to the law : materializing injustice in early modern English literature, edited by Donald Beecher, Travis DeCook, Andrew Wallace, and Grant Williams, (electronic resource)

Label
Taking exception to the law : materializing injustice in early modern English literature
Title
Taking exception to the law
Title remainder
materializing injustice in early modern English literature
Statement of responsibility
edited by Donald Beecher, Travis DeCook, Andrew Wallace, and Grant Williams
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation:
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
820.9/3554
LC call number
PR428.L37
LC item number
T35 2015
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1973-
  • 1965-
  • 1976-
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  • Beecher, Donald
  • Wallace, Andrew
  • Williams, Grant
  • DeCook, Travis
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  • English literature
  • Law and literature
  • Law and literature
  • Law in literature
  • Justice in literature
  • English literature
  • Justice in literature
  • Law and literature
  • Law in literature
  • England
Summary expansion
Taking Exception to the Law explores how a range of early modern English writings responded to injustices perpetrated by legal procedures, discourses, and institutions. From canonical poems and plays to crime pamphlets and educational treatises, the essays engage with the relevance and wide appeal of legal questions in order to understand how literature operated in the early modern period.Justice in its many forms - legal, poetic, divine, natural, and customary - is examined through insightful and innovative analyses of a number of texts, including The Merchant of Venice, The Faerie Queene, and Paradise Lost. A major contribution to the growing field of law and literature, this collection offers cultural contexts, interpretive insights, and formal implications for the entire field of English Renaissance culture
Label
Taking exception to the law : materializing injustice in early modern English literature, edited by Donald Beecher, Travis DeCook, Andrew Wallace, and Grant Williams, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1 Law and the Production of Literature: An Introductory Perspective -- 2 Paper Justice, Parchment Justice: Shakespeare, Hamlet, and the Life of Legal Documents -- 3 Conditional Promises and Legal Instruments in The Merchant of Venice -- 4 The "Snared Subject" and the General Pardon Statute in Late Elizabethan Coterie Literature -- 5 The Prison Diaries of Archbishop Laud -- 6 Criminal Biography in Early Modern News Pamphlets -- 7 Two-Sided Legal Narratives: Slander, Evidence, Proof, and Turnarounds in Much Ado About Nothing -- 8 No Boy Left Behind: Education and Distributive Justice in Early Modern England -- 9 Warding off Injustice in Book Five of The Faerie Queene -- 10 Torture and the Tyrant's Injustice from Foxe to King Lear -- 11 The Literatures of Toleration and Civil Religion in Post-Revolutionary England -- 12 Obnoxious Satan: Milton, Neo-Roman Justice, and the Burden of Grace
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001472896
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781442642010
Isbn Type
(bound : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014501554
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001472896
Label
Taking exception to the law : materializing injustice in early modern English literature, edited by Donald Beecher, Travis DeCook, Andrew Wallace, and Grant Williams, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1 Law and the Production of Literature: An Introductory Perspective -- 2 Paper Justice, Parchment Justice: Shakespeare, Hamlet, and the Life of Legal Documents -- 3 Conditional Promises and Legal Instruments in The Merchant of Venice -- 4 The "Snared Subject" and the General Pardon Statute in Late Elizabethan Coterie Literature -- 5 The Prison Diaries of Archbishop Laud -- 6 Criminal Biography in Early Modern News Pamphlets -- 7 Two-Sided Legal Narratives: Slander, Evidence, Proof, and Turnarounds in Much Ado About Nothing -- 8 No Boy Left Behind: Education and Distributive Justice in Early Modern England -- 9 Warding off Injustice in Book Five of The Faerie Queene -- 10 Torture and the Tyrant's Injustice from Foxe to King Lear -- 11 The Literatures of Toleration and Civil Religion in Post-Revolutionary England -- 12 Obnoxious Satan: Milton, Neo-Roman Justice, and the Burden of Grace
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001472896
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781442642010
Isbn Type
(bound : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014501554
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001472896

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