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Vol 24 No 9 Sept/Oct 2019

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Comics and Legal Aesthetics:

ISBN13: 9781138224032
Published: April 2018
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £115.00

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Law brings certainty to life. Its production of and reliance upon rational text as the predominant way of knowing about, and thus judicially managing, the world enables law to give practical and certain answers to difficult and complex moral, judicial and philosophical questions. But law s conscious certainty involves the denial of alternative ways of knowing, and a repression of the aesthetic and the visual within dominant forms of legal knowledge. Tapping into the recent turn towards literary, cultural and visual concerns in legal studies, this book examines the critical value that comics can bring to law. Situated in-between the rational, textual, aesthetic and the visual, comics are, this book demonstrates, uniquely able to explore the limits of the legal text; and, in expanding legal discourse, to offer new ways of figuring the future of law.

General Interest
1. On Comics and Other Ways of Knowing
Drawing the Frame
Komos and Nomos
2. A Ghostless Machine
Cyborg Aesthetics
Disciplinary Aesthetics
3. The Irrational Threat
Madness and Aesthetics
Headless Lawyers
4. Horrific Jurisprudence
Call of the Cultural-Legal
Judging in the Abyss
5. On Haunted Masks
Masca Lex
Invisible Images
6. Redrawing the Law
Drawing the World
The Haunted Multiframe