From Colonial Virginia to Ferguson: The Incivility of Legal Fictions

Faith Barter

Vanderbilt University

I am a Lecturer in English and Women's and Gender Studies at Vanderbilt University, where I recently completed my PhD in English. Prior to beginning graduate school, I practiced law in Washington, D.C. I am currently completing a book project on antebellum African American literature as a form of legal advocacy.


For those of us working in the nineteenth century, present-day incidences of racialized violence are always just the tip of a much longer historical iceberg. Dominant cultural narratives, however, insist that protests are... [ view full abstract ]


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S8 » Seminar 8: In/Civility (08:00 - Saturday, 24th March, Boardroom East)

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