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No Country: William Apess and the Nullification of Settler Law
January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bio: Hannah Manshel is a PhD Candidate in English at UC Riverside. She studies Black and Indigenous rebelliousness against the legal structures of slavery and settler colonialism in the US before 1900. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Criticism and Women and Performance. Her dissertation, “The Freedom of a Broken Law: Antinomianism and Abolition in American Literature,” reanimates the concept of antinomianism, the idea that God’s free grace makes adherence to civil law inessential, to offer a new framework for understanding the relationship between law, religion, and the practice of freedom in American literature from 1630 through the 1860s.