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Hutton Honors College

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Perry Hodges
Lecturer, Hutton Honors College
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1980

Professor Hodges is interested in law and literature and the relationship between the two. Publishing in both English and law journals, she explores themes common to both fields, especially those that raise questions about interpretation. She has written on legal writing as well as on the law and literature movement, recently publishing an article titled "The Letter of the Law: Reading Hawthorne and the Law of Adultery." Her latest research project, "Trials in Error," examines judicial responses to reconstruction in Southside Virginia after the Civil War. She has taught in the foreign language department at Adilet Higher Law School in Almaty, Kazakhstan, served as a consultant to the Indiana Judicial Center, and on occasion presented literary workshops to the court. Professor Hodges is the faculty advisor for The Undergraduate Scholar, the Honors College undergraduate research magazine.

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