Doctoral Theses

Michael Donnelly, Becoming Human: Inventing Human Rights in Twentieth-Century English Literature and International Law (PhD thesis, Department of English, in progress)

Jordana Lobo-Pires, The Subject of the Law: Constructing Imperial Relations in the Law and Literature of Early Modern England  (PhD thesis, Department of English, in progress)

Joel Rodgers, Speaking in Synecdoches: Individuals and the Nation in Early Modern Law and Literature  (PhD thesis, Department of English, in progress)

Jennifer Brudner Nadler, A Life of One’s Own: Freedom and Obligation in the Novels of Henry James (SJD thesis, Faculty of Law, 2012)

Trevor Cook, Plagiarism and Proprietary Authorship in Early Modern England, 1590-1640 (PhD thesis, Department of English, 2011)

Virginia Strain, Perfecting the Law: Law Reform and Literary Forms in the 1590s and 1600s (PhD Thesis, Department of English, 2011)

Stephen Yeager, Poetic Properties: Legal Forms and Literary Documents in Early English Literature (PhD Thesis, Department of English, 2010)

Alan Ackerman

  • Just Words: Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and the Failure of Public Conversation in America (Yale Univ. Press, 2011)
  • "The Right to Privacy: William Dean Howells and the Rise of Dramatic Realism." American Literary Realism 30:1, Fall 1997: 1-19 (also published as chapter 4 of The Portable Theater: American Literature and the Nineteenth-Century Stage (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002)

Brenda Cossman

Paul Downes

Angela Fernandez

Martin Friedland

Greig Henderson

Karen Knop

Ian Lancashire  

  • "Law and Early Modern English Lexicons," in R. W. McConchie et al., eds., Selected Proceedings of the 2005 Symposium on New Approaches in English Historical Lexis (Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project, 2006), 8-23

Judith McCormack

Ed Morgan

Naomi Morgenstern

  • "The Afterlife of Coverture: Contract and Gift in The Ballad of the Sad Café," differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 16:1 (2005): 103-25
  • "Marriage and Contract," in Shirley Samuels, ed., A Companion to American Fiction, 1780-1865 (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2004), 108-18

Mary Nyquist

  • Arbitrary Rule: Slavery, Tyranny and the Power of Life and Death (University of Chicago Press, 2013)
  • “Slavery, Resistance and Nation in Milton and Locke,” Early Modern Nationalism and Milton’s England,” ed. David Loewenstein (University of Toronto Press, 2007)
  • "Hobbes, Slavery, and Despotical Rule," Representations 106 (2009):  1-33
  • "Slavery, Resistance and Nation in Milton and Locke," Early Modern Nationalism and Milton's England, ed. David Loewenstein (University of Toronto Press, 2007), pp. 356-400

Simon Stern (Director, Combined Degree Program)

Cheryl Suzack

  • "The Transposition of Law and Literature in Delgamuukw and Monkey Beach." South Atlantic Quarterly 110.2 (Spring 2011): 447-463.
  • Land Claims, Identity Claims: Mapping Indigenous Feminism in Literary Criticism and in Winona LaDuke’s Last Standing Woman.” Reasoning Together. Ed. Craig Womack. U of Oklahoma P, 2008. 169-92
  • “Notes Towards Establishing a Property Interest in Aboriginal Culture.” Race & Racism in 21st Century Canada. Ed. Sean P. Hier and B. Singh Bolaria. Broadview, 2007. 217-34
  • Law Stories as Life Stories: Jeannette Lavell, Yvonne Bedard, and Half-breed.” Auto/Biography: Trace, Text, Telling. Ed. Marlene Kadar, Susanna Egan, Jeanne Perreault, and Linda Warley. Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2005. 117-41

Holger Schott Syme

Mariana Valverde