English 830-010 (graduate)
Spring 2000, W 12-2:45
Memorial 125
Cultural Legal Studies: Law, Justice, and the Novel in Nineteenth-Century England

In this course we shall explore nineteenth-century English novels that self-consciously address questions of law and the establishment, or failure, of justice. Fiction we will read will include the likes of Walter Scott's Heart of the Midlothian, George Eliot's Silas Marner, Charles Dickens's Bleak House, and Arthur Conan Doyle's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Throughout the course we will engage with secondary theoretical and historical commentators, such as Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, D.A. Miller, and Franco Moretti. In addition to a class presentation, the production of an original, 20-page research paper will be integral to the course.

schedule of presentations

class list
Newgate Calendar
Olympes de Gouges,
Declaration of the Rights of Woman (1791)