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Law and Literature : Current Legal Issues Volume 2 - Michael Freeman

Law and Literature

Current Legal Issues Volume 2

By: Michael Freeman (Editor), Andrew Lewis (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1999
ISBN: 9780198298137
Number Of Pages: 796

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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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`the contributors have staked out their own distinctive approaches.' Ray Cocks, Lawful Literature, Keele University. `This is very much an international collection, with strong trans-atlantic representation. The contrasts between English and american approaches are particularly instructive.' Ray Cocks, Lawful Literature, Keele University. `no review could do full justice to its variety of topic and approach. It is a fine collection.' Ray Cocks, Lawful Literature, Keele University.

Michael Freeman: Editor's Preface Anthony Julius: Introduction James Boyd White: Writing and Reading in Philosophy, Law, and Poetry Jane B. Baron: Interdisciplinary Legal Scholarship as Guilty Pleasure: The Case of Law and Literature Richard H. Weisberg: Literature's Twenty-Year Crossing into the Domain of Law: Continuing Trespass or Right of Adverse Possession Guyora Binder: The Law-as-Literature Trope Tony Sharpe: Per(versions) of Law in Literature Ian Ward: Shakespeare, the Native Community, and the Legal Imagination John Stanton-Ife: Ibsen and the Inscription of Blame in Law Melanie Williams: Tess of the d'Urbervilles and the Law of Provocation Maria Aristomedou: Fantasies of Women as Lawmakers: Empowerment or Entrapment in Angela Carter's Bloody Chambers Michael Thomson: From Bette Davis to Mrs Whitehouse: Law and Literature - Theory and Practice Marie Hockenhull Smith: `How can ye criticise what's plain law, man?: The Lawyer, the Novelist, and the Discourse of Authority Adam Gearey: The Bible, Law, and Liberation: Towards a Politico-Legal Hermeneutics of the Sermon on the Mount Lawrence Douglas: Rivka Yoselewska on the Stand: The Structure of Legality and the Construction of Heroic memory at the Eichmann Trial Jill Tomasson Goodwin: The `Final Struggle': A Discoursal, Rhetorical, and Social Analysis of Two Closing Arguments Gary Minda: Crossing the Literary Modernist Divide at Century's End: The Turn to Translation and the Invention of Identity in America's Story of Origins Thomas Morawetz: Lawyers and Introspection Jeanne Gaakeer: Translation and Judicial Ethos: Some Remarks on James Boyd White's Proposal for the Harmony of the Spheres Simon Petch: The Sovereign Self: Identity and Responsibility in Victorian England Jan-Melissa Schramm: Is Literature More Ethical than Law? Fitzjames Stephen and Literary Responses to the Advent of Full Legal Representation for Felons Christine L. Krueger: Victorian Narrative Jurisprudence Ray Geary: `Born Pious, Literary, and Legal': Lord Coleridge's Criticisms in Law and Literature Eric Barendt: Defamation and Fiction Anthony Julius: Art Crimes Tony Bradney: Reading Blasphemy: The Necessity for Literary Analysis in Legal Scholarship Anne McGillivray: Capturing Childhood: The Indian Child in the European Imagination Gary Boire: Legalizing Violence: Fanon, Romance, Colonial Law Mary Polito: Governing Bodies Tempering Tongues: Elizabeth Barton and the Politics of the Performative in Early Tudor England Matthew McGuinness: The Guernsey Witchcraft Trials of 1617: The Case of Collette Becquet William J. Witteveen: The Hidden Truth of Autopoiesis Wai-Chee Dimock: What Frederick Douglass Says to Kanto, with Help from Einstein Judith Resnick: Singular and Aggregate Voices: Audiences and Authority in Law & Literature and in Law & Feminism J. M. Balkin and Sanford Levinson: Law as Performance

ISBN: 9780198298137
ISBN-10: 0198298137
Series: Current Legal Issues : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 796
Published: 1st July 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 14.4  x 4.7
Weight (kg): 1.02