Doug Coulson
Assistant Professor, Department of English
Carnegie Mellon University

Books

Race, Nation, and Refuge: The Rhetoric of Race in Asian American Citizenship Cases (Albany: SUNY Press, forthcoming October 2017).

Articles and Reviews

Review of Grażyna Anna Bednarek, Polish vs. American Courtroom Discourse: Inquisitorial and Adversarial Procedures of Witness Examination in Criminal Trials (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). Discourse & Society 27.2 (2016): 246-48.

The Devil’s Advocate and Legal Oratory in the Processus Sathanae.Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric 33.4 (2015): 409-30. Available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2745281.

British Imperialism, the Indian Independence Movement, and the Racial Eligibility Requirements in the Naturalization Act: United States v. Thind Revisited. Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives 7 (2015): 1-42. Available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2610266.

“Persecutory Agency in the Racial Prerequisite Cases: Islam, Christianity, and Martyrdom in United States v. Cartozian.” University of Miami Race and Social Justice Law Review 2 (2012): 117-88. Available online at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2175807
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“Distorted Records in ‘Benito Cereno’ and the Slave Rebellion Tradition.” Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities 22 (2010): 1-34. Available online at http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1353&context=yjlh.

“Legal Writing and Disciplinary Knowledge-Building: A Comparative Study.” Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors 6 (2009): 160-99Available online at http://www.alwd.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/pdf/jalwd-fall-2009-coulson.pdf.

Note, “‘Toto, I Have a Feeling We’re Not in Kansas Anymore’:  Voest-Alpine Trading USA Corp. v. Bank of China.” Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law 7 (1999): 431-57.

Legal Publications

West's Texas Practice Guide: Business and Commercial Litigation. 6 vols. Eagen, MN: Thomson West, 2015. See http://store.westlaw.com/business-commercial-litigation-texas-practice-guide/12368/17569645/productdetail.

West's Texas Business Litigation: Forms and Commentary. 5 vols. Eagen, MN: Thomson West, 2000-2004 and 2008-2015 supplements. See http://store.westlaw.com/business-litigation-2d-vols-3-5-wests-texas-forms/137239/22094366/productdetail?.



Professional Presentations and Speeches

 
“Quit Calling It Forensic: The Complex Publics of Legal Discourse.” Accepted for presentation at the 2016 Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America in Atlanta, Georgia, May 26-29, 2016.

“Race, Nation, and Refuge: Arguing Asian Eligibility for Naturalized Citizenship in the United States, 1870-1952.” Presented at The Institute for Global Law and Policy’s 2015 Conference at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 1-2, 2015.

“Judicial Rhetoric and the Intentionalist Fallacy. Presented at the 2014 Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America in San Antonio, Texas, May 22-26, 2014.

“The Law as Epideictic.” Presented at the 2014 Conference of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities at the University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, March 10-11, 2014.

The Rhetoric of Common Enemies in the Racial Prerequisites to Naturalized Citizenship Before 1952. Presented at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 29, 2013.

Participant in Harvard Law School's Instute for Global Law & Policy Workshop in Doha, Qatar, January 5-14, 2013.

Panelist on “Gender and Immigration” panel discussion sponsored by The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, October 8, 2012.

“Persecutory Agency in the Racial Prerequisite Cases: Islam, Christianity, and Martyrdom in a Naturalization Trial.” Presented at the Fifteenth Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Ft. Worth, Texas, March 16, 2012.

Guest speaker before the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity at The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, October 18, 2011.

“Rhetorical Constructions of Race, Religion, and Nationality in Arguments Over the Meaning of ‘White Persons’ in the U.S. Naturalization Act, 1909-1952.” Presented at the Oklahoma City University School of Law Faculty Colloquium, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 15, 2011.

“Democracy and Law in Judicial Opinion Writing.” Presented at the 2011 Federation Rhetoric Symposium at Texas A&M University-Commerce in Commerce, Texas, March 9-11, 2011.

“Law, Narrative, and Authority in Historical Writing.” Presented at the 2010 Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 28-31, 2010.

“Critical Race Theory, Identity Politics, and Rhetoric and Composition.” Presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication's 61st Annual Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, March 17-20, 2010.

Sophistic Historiography and Advocacy: Making Facts Hard and Law Bad." Presented at the Twelfth Annual Conference for the Association of the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities at Suffolk Law School, April 3-5, 2009.

“‘Sadism on the Night Shift’: Abu Ghraib, Agency, and the Evidence of (from) Torture.” Presented at the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center's 5th Annual Conference at the University of Texas at Austin, March 26-29, 2009.

“Indeterminacy and Logic in Dewey’s Logic: The Theory of Inquiry.” Presented at the 20th Annual Midsouth Philosophy Conference at the University of Memphis, 1996.

“Schopenhauer’s and Cassirer’s Shared Theories of Consciousness.” Presented at the 19th Annual Midsouth Philosophy Conference at the University of Memphis, 1995. 

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