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Current Legal Issues Volume 2: Law and Literature

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ISBN13: 9780198298137
ISBN: 0198298137
Published: May 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £105.00



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Law and Literature, the second volume in the Current Legal Issues series, is a comprehensive and provocative treatment of an exciting new area that will stimulate and enlighten anyone interested in law as it appears in literature. Future volumes will include such subjects such as law and medicine and law and religion.

Law is literature but it also appears frequently in literature. The trial itself has features in common with literature, and law and literature both require interpretation. Literature may be constrained by the law and the law of defamation or blasphemy as, for example, the Salman Rushdie affair so vividly illustrates. All of these wide-ranging topics of relating law to literature are explored in this state of the art volume written by leading thinkers from both sides of the Atlantic.

Texts analysed range from drama to novels to film and musical performance and interpretation to the Bible. Trials dissected include the Eichmann and M'Naughten cases and treason and witchcraft trials.

The range of subjects includes legal ethics, punishment, responsibility, colonialism, violence, and feminism.

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Subjects:
Law and Literature
Contents:
Current Legal Issues Volume 2;
Editor's Preface; Introduction; Writing and Reading in Philosophy, Law, and Poetry; Interdisciplinary Legal Scholarship as Guilty Pleasure: The Case of Law and Literature; Literature's Twenty-Year Crossing into the Domain of Law: Continuing Trespass or Right of Adverse Possession; The Law-as-Literature Trope; Per(versions) of Law in Literature; Shakespeare, the Native Community, and the Legal Imagination; Ibsen and the Inscription of Blame in Law; Tess of the d'Urbervilles and the Law of Provocation; Fantasies of Women as Lawmakers: Empowerment or Entrapment in Angela Carter's Bloody Chambers; From Bette Davis to Mrs Whitehouse: Law and Literature - Theory and Practice; 'How can ye criticise what's plain law, man?: The Lawyer, the Novelist, and the Discourse of Authority; The Bible, Law, and Liberation: Towards a Politico-Legal Hermeneutics of the Sermon on the Mount; Rivka Yoselewska on the Stand: The Structure of Legality and the Construction of Heroic memory at the Eichmann Trial; The 'Final Struggle': A Discoursal, Rhetorical, and Social Analysis of Two Closing Arguments; Crossing the Literary Modernist Divide at Century's End: The Turn to Translation and the Invention of Identity in America's Story of Origins; Lawyers and Introspection; Translation and Judicial Ethos: Some Remarks on James Boyd White's Proposal for the Harmony of the Spheres; The Sovereign Self: Identity and Responsibility in Victorian England; Is Literature More Ethical than Law? Fitzjames Stephen and Literary Responses to the Advent of Full Legal Representation for Felons; Victorian Narrative Jurisprudence; 'Born Pious, Literary, and Legal': Lord Coleridge's Criticisms in Law and Literature; Defamation and Fiction; Art Crimes;
Reading Blasphemy: The Necessity for Literary Analysis in Legal Scholarship; Capturing Childhood: The Indian Child in the European Imagination; Legalizing Violence: Fanon, Romance, Colonial Law; Governing Bodies Tempering Tongues: Elizabeth Barton and the Politics of the Performative in Early Tudor England; The Guernsey Witchcraft Trials of 1617: The Case of Collette Becquet; The Hidden Truth of Autopoiesis; What Frederick Douglass Says to Kanto, with Help from Einstein; Singular and Aggregate Voices: Audiences and Authority in Law & Literature and in Law & Feminism; Law as Performance

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