She succinctly captures the legal essence of the politics of the turbulent 1830s and 1840s in Texas, leading to statehood in 1845 and the eventual establishment of Texas state law. European Law Journal 2001, 7 1 , 24-40. Liverpool Law Review 2000, 22 2-3 , 235-251. Postgraduate Supervision Current supervision of students completing doctoral research in the areas of nineteenth century law and literature, and international human rights. She found that by the end of the century a Rousseauian rhetoric of domestic happiness had infiltrated these views and shaped the arguments presented by lawyers arguing for legal separation. Although most of these records related to San Fernando de Béxar, there are substantial numbers of files dealing with all of the five adjacent missions as well as cases referring to Nacogdoches and Goliad. It begins with an informative chapter on the social and legal contexts of wife abuse in ancien régime France.
Davis seems to be suggesting that consideration of newspapers, legal documents, case studies, etc. Current Work I am presently completing a book on mid-nineteenth century gender, law and literature. Countess of Shaftesbury, 1722; De Manneville v. Stanford Law Review 2003, 55 5 , 2091-2112. Law and Humanities 2009, 3 1 , 87-112. By Joe Parsio, Head of Access Services This is the second post in a series regarding the many Biddle Law Library resources pertaining to law and fiction. What is so compelling about Davis's take on Go Down, Moses is the central role she claims in her reading for Tomey's Turl—the half-black half brother of Ike McCaslin's uncles Buck and Buddy.
Comparative Drama 2013, 47 2 , 225-248. Journal of Gender Studies 2006, 15 2 , 119-131. Journal of Legal History 2015, 36 1 , 116-119. Most recently I was a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Studies at Ludwig Maxmilian University in Munich, and I currently serve as international expert on a law and literature research network based at Verona University. Further, she contrasts the role of women in English common law, which severely restricted the wife's role in management of property and her participation in legal and business affairs.
Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2001, pp. In the conclusion Trouille takes this argument further and links her findings to Revolutionary legislation: 'By challenging traditional inequalities between spouses, these jurists helped shape public opinion and prepare the way for the radical changes in marriage and family law adopted in the early years of the French Revolution' p. His engaging, essayistic style opens up the historical meanings and the continuing relevance of the legal issues with which the Brontes engaged. Journal of Victorian Culture 2012, 17 2 , 206-220. Accused by some critics of being overly formalist in her attention to Faulkner and race in her last book, Davis folds into her reading of the novel an exhaustive consideration of legal history, historical racial events in Mississippi and other southern states, biographical details, and current gender and game theories. Like The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Wuthering Heights is concerned with the limits of law and justice.
Other Expertise English constitutional history and thought. These records were indexed by Carlos E. The author is adept at presenting case law to illustrate how the two European traditions differed and amalgamated to suit the needs of people living on the Texas frontier. And finally, with regard to child custody, the law showed marked preference for fathers Eyre v. In its examination of these themes and many more, Law and the Brontës represents a significant and highly original contribution to the study, not just of the Brontes and the mid-nineteenth century 'woman's novel', but also the situation of women in nineteenth century English law and the debates which moved around its prospective reform. English law did not protect wives from marital cruelty Evans v.
As husbands had the right to correction modérée, magistrates granted separations only if women could demonstrate that their husband's mistreatment put their life in danger. Ward identifies the limitations of marriage and property law, the experience of violence and legal manipulation within the family, and the struggle between social authority and individual resistance as animating concerns of these novels, and as a key to their imaginative power over audiences then and now. Sheen writes that this insistence on a market-centered view of institutions has also led critics to conclude that institutions are inherently regressive and repressive. International Journal of Refugee Law 2002, 14 2-3 , 219-237. The last section of the book analyses three fictional works — Sade's La Marquise de Gange, Genlis's Adèle et Théodore, and Rétif de la Bretonne's Ingénue Saxancour — whose plots include stories similar to those found in the legal cases. Kings Law Journal 2009, 20 1 , 53-67.
Shirley, he argues, is imbued with a Burkean sense of the proper governance of a familial national polity through paternalistic charity, and an indictment of failed magistracies—those of the local landed elite and the Church of England. Trouille makes a convincing case for the efficacy of her examples both to understand prevailing attitudes towards spousal abuse and to seek evidence for how those attitudes changed over time. Neither common law nor civil jurisdiction rescues Bertha; courts were historically reluctant to intervene in cases of asylum brutality and wrongful confinement, and they refused to intervene in cases of domestic abuse of wives certified insane. Even though they do not explicitly engage with law, novels by the Brontës function as important supplements to the project of feminist jurisprudence committed to recovering female voices silenced by the patriarchal legal system. In its exploration of legal issues presented in novels of the Bronte sisters, this book represents a significant and original contribution to the study, not just of the Brontes and the mid-nineteenth century 'woman's novel', but also the situation of women in nineteenth century English law and the debates which moved around its prospective reform. Womens History Review 2016, 25 2 , 227-253.
Journal of Historical Sociology 2001, 14 1 , 1-20. Indeed, ultimately, Games of Property's use of a cultural studies approach, and Davis's emphasis on legal history, is incomplete. Journal of Law and Society 2014, 41 4 , 500-522. In this book, Erica Sheen aims to revise critical assumptions about Shakespearean theater as an institution. The social historian will find her work a useful companion to explain the divergence of English common law and Spanish legal practice on the Mexican frontier as it played out in Texas.