Abolitionist Hypocrisy

Justine Murison

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Justine S. Murison is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her first book, The Politics of Anxiety in Nineteenth-Century American Literature, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011, and her current book project is on hypocrisy in nineteenth-century American literature and culture.


This paper begins with the premise that, post-Trump, we are living through the end of a major structural element of liberalism: that the entry fee of political participation is a moral transparency between self and public. No... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Justine Murison (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

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