Law and Literature

Law and Literature

Author: Lenora Ledwon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0815320469

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 524

View: 184

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Law and Literature

Law and Literature

Author: Richard A. Posner

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674032462

Category: Law

Page: 596

View: 175

First edition published in 1988 : Law and literature : a misunderstood relation ; revised and enlarged edition published in 1998.

Law and Literature

Law and Literature

Author: Ian Ward

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521474744

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

View: 359

The emergence of an interdisciplinary study of law and literature is one of the most exciting theoretical developments taking place in North America and Britain. In Law and Literature: Possibilities and Perspectives Ian Ward explores the educative ambitions of the law and literature movement, and its already established critical, ethical and political potential. He reveals the law in literature, and the literature of law, in key areas of literature, from Shakespeare to Beatrix Potter to Umberto Eco, and from feminist literature to children's literature to the modern novel, drawing out the interaction between rape law and The Handmaid's Tale, and the psychology of English property law and The Tale of Peter Rabbit. This original book defines the developing state of law and literature studies, and demonstrates how the theory of law and literature can illuminate the literary text.

From Law and Literature to Legality and Affect

From Law and Literature to Legality and Affect

Author: Greta Olson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192856869

Category:

Page: 241

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From Law and Literature to Legality and Affect argues for the continued vitality of Law and Literature. Traditional methods of Law and Literature are combined with work in critical media studies, affect, and cultural narratology to address topics such as ethnonationalism, anti-immigration sentiment, and systemic racism in Germany and the United States. Taking stock of the diversification of the field at fifty years, this book understands Law and Literature as a political project. It has a precedent in inaugural Law and Literature texts such as Jacob Grimm's Von der Poesie im Recht (On the Poetry in Law) from 1815/16, which imagined an alternative legal order that was grounded in the unity of law, poetic language, and feeling. The political thrust of Law and Literature continues up into the present in the arts of BlackLivesMatter, which document and resist police violence. Law and Literature offers keys for understanding how legal identities are constructed, for analyzing how legal texts are constructed, and for comprehending how cultural-legal issues are mediated affectively. Using cultural, medial, affect theoretical, and narrative analyses of law, a revitalized Law and Literature offers a set of methods and theories with which to address the most pressing issues of the present.

New Directions in Law and Literature

New Directions in Law and Literature

Author: Elizabeth Susan Anker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190456375

Category: Law

Page: 449

View: 708

This collection of essays by twenty-two prominent scholars from literature departments and law schools showcases the vibrancy of recent work in law and literature and highlights its many new directions since the field's heyday in the 1970s and 80s.

Law and Literature Reconsidered

Law and Literature Reconsidered

Author: Austin Sarat

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781849505611

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 494

Once hailed as a promising new way to think about law and as opening a vital conversation about literature the question is whether the law and literature enterprise has lived up to its initial promise. This is a contemporary study of law and literature. It includes contributions by an international group of leading scholars.

Research Handbook on Law and Literature

Research Handbook on Law and Literature

Author: Goodrich, Peter

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781839102264

Category: Law

Page: 640

View: 976

In this original and thought-provoking Research Handbook, an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars, artists, lawyers, judges, and writers offer a range of perspectives on rethinking law by means of literary concepts. Presenting a comprehensive introduction to jurisliterary themes, it destabilises the traditional hierarchy that places law before literature and exposes the literary nature of the legal.

The Structures of Law and Literature

The Structures of Law and Literature

Author: Jeffrey Miller

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773588981

Category: Law

Page: 255

View: 888

A ground-breaking study of the gap between law and justice, establishing - at last - a truly substantive connection between law and literature.

Law and Justice in Literature, Film and Theater

Law and Justice in Literature, Film and Theater

Author: Karen-Margrethe Simonsen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110294521

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 175

View: 329

This volume is a Nordic contribution to research on law and humanities. It treats the legal culture of the Nordic countries through intensive analyses of canonical Nordic artworks. Law and justice have always been important issues in Nordic literature, film and theater from the Icelandic sagas through Ludvig Holberg and Henrik Ibsen to Lars Noréns theatre and Lars von Trier's Dogme films of today. This book strives to answer two fundamental questions: Is there a special Nordic justice? And what does the legal and literary/aesthetic culture of the North mean for the concept of law and justice and for the understanding of the interdisciplinary exchange of law and humanities? The concept of law and literature as a research area was originally developed in countries of common law. This book investigates law and humanities from a different legal tradition, and contributes thus both to the discussion of the general and the comparative studies of law and humanities.

Law, Literature, and the Transmission of Culture in England, 1837–1925

Law, Literature, and the Transmission of Culture in England, 1837–1925

Author: Cathrine O. Frank

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351922630

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

View: 269

Focusing on the last will and testament as a legal, literary, and cultural document, Cathrine O. Frank examines fiction of the Victorian and Edwardian eras alongside actual wills, legal manuals relating to their creation, case law regarding their administration, and contemporary accounts of curious wills in periodicals. Her study begins with the Wills Act of 1837 and poses two basic questions: What picture of Victorian culture and personal subjectivity emerges from competing legal and literary narratives about the will, and how does the shift from realist to modernist representations of the will accentuate a growing divergence between law and literature? Frank’s examination of works by Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Anthony Trollope, Samuel Butler, Arnold Bennett, John Galsworthy, and E.M. Forster reveals the shared rhetorical and cultural significance of the will in law and literature while also highlighting the competition between these discourses to structure a social order that emphasized self-determinism yet viewed individuals in relationship to the broader community. Her study contributes to our knowledge of the cultural significance of Victorian wills and creates intellectual bridges between the Victorian and Edwardian periods that will interest scholars from a variety of disciplines who are concerned with the laws, literature, and history of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

African Migration, Human Rights and Literature

African Migration, Human Rights and Literature

Author: Fareda Banda

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509938360

Category: Law

Page: 376

View: 500

This innovative book looks at the topic of migration through the prism of law and literature. The author uses a rich mix of novels, short stories, literary realism, human rights and comparative literature to explore the experiences of African migrants and asylum seekers. The book is divided into two. Part one is conceptual and focuses on art activism and the myriad ways in which people have sought to 'write justice.' Using Mazrui's diasporas of slavery and colonialism, it then considers histories of migration across the centuries before honing in on the recent anti-migration policies of western states. Achiume is used to show how these histories of imposition and exploitation create a bond which bestows on Africans a “status as co-sovereigns of the First World through citizenship.” The many fictional examples of the schemes used to gain entry are set against the formal legal processes. Attention is paid to life post-arrival which for asylum seekers may include periods in detention. The impact of the increased hostility of receiving states is examined in light of their human rights obligations. Consideration is paid to how Africans navigate their post-migration lives which includes reconciling themselves to status fracture-taking on jobs for which they are over-qualified, while simultaneously dealing with the resentment borne of status threat on the part of the citizenry. Part two moves from the general to consider the intersections of gender and status focusing on women, LGBTI individuals and children. Focusing on their human rights and the fictional literature, chapter four looks at women who have been trafficked as well as domestic workers and hotel maids while chapter five is on LGBTI people whose legal and literary stories are only now being told. The final substantive chapter considers the experiences of children who may arrive as unaccompanied minors. Using a mixture of poetry and first person accounts, the chapter examines the post-arrival lives of children, some of whom may be citizens but who are continually made to feel like outsiders. The conclusion follows, starting with two stories about walls by Hadero and Lanchester which are used to illustrate the themes discussed in the book. Few African lawyers write about literature and few books and articles in Western law and literature look at books by or about Africans, so a book that engages with both is long overdue. This book provides fascinating reading for academics, students of law, literature, gender and migration studies, and indeed the general public.

Law and Humanities

Law and Humanities

Author: Helle Porsdam

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108427555

Category: Law

Page: 267

View: 759

Promoting cultural and scientific creativity, and knowledge and understanding, cultural rights work as atrocity prevention tools and enable people to aspire to a better future.