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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Law and Literature

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ISBN13: 9781405119306
ISBN: 1405119306
Published: March 2004
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £20.99

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This book explores the many approaches available to the study of law and literature. It creates a space where these two disciplines can interact with one another and generate new thought, within or beyond existing academic disciplines.

The contributors, who are significant scholars from the fields of law and literature, bring the two fields together in their own distinctive ways, looking at what they have to offer one another.

Drawing on subjects as diverse as Socrates and Marx, some analyse the representation of law and legal process in literary works, while others focus on law's representation of literature.

This volume will be particularly useful in making those involved in literary studies more conscious of the impact that law has had on literary history - not least in terms of censorship and the forms of self-censorship that follow upon it.

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Law and Literature
1. Editorial Introduction - Revitalising Law and Literature: Patrick Hanafin, Adam Gearey and Joe Brooker.2. Marx's Aesthetic Jurisprudence: An Ethics of the Commodity Form: Adam Gearey.3. The Cruiskeen Court: Myles na gCopaleen and the Literature of Law: Joe Brooker.4. Blanchot Before the Law: Patrick Hanafin.5. Gender and the Laws of Consumption in the Victorian Novel: Sally Wheeler.6. Socrates and the Furies: Interrogating Aeschylus' ""The Oresteia"": Morris Kaplan.7. The Lawyer, the Poet and She - Borges' ars poetica: Maria Aristedemou.8. Constructing Pain in Literature and Law: Melanie Williams.9. Law Loses its Head: Writing Sovereignty in the work of Antonio Tabbuchi: Julia Chryssostalis.