A Critical Introduction to Law and Literature by Kieran DolinA Critical Introduction to Law and Literature by Kieran Dolin

A Critical Introduction to Law and Literature

byKieran Dolin

Paperback | August 18, 2011

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 232 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


Kieran Dolin introduces the interdisciplinary study of law and literature and charts the history of the shifting relations between the two disciplines, from the open affiliation between literature and law in the sixteenth-century Inns of Court to the less visible links of contemporary culture. Each chapter is organised around a famous trial or literary-legal encounter. The wide resonance of such trials illuminates the cultural centrality of law, and the social responsiveness of literature. This book provides an accessible guide to one of the most exciting areas of interdisciplinary scholarship today.
Title:A Critical Introduction to Law and LiteratureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:August 18, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521002028

ISBN - 13:9780521002028

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction: law and literature: walking the boundary with Robert Frost and the Supreme Court; Part I. Eminent Domains: The Text of the Law and the Law of the Text: 1. Law's language; 2. Literature under the law; Part II. Law and Literature in History: 3. Renaissance humanism and the new culture of contract; 4. Crime and punishment in the eighteenth century; 5. The woman question in Victorian England; 6. The Common Law and the ache of modernism; 7. Rumpole in Africa: law, literature and post-colonial society; 8. Race and representation in contemporary America; Conclusion; Bibliography.

Editorial Reviews

Review of the hardback: 'A Critical Introduction to Law and Literature is a welcome publication ...' International Journal for the Semiotics of Law