Law and Literature: Current Legal Issues Volume 2

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

EditorMichael Freeman, Andrew Lewis

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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 andmedicine 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 sovividly 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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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 andmedicine and law and religion. Law is literatur...

Michael Freeman is Editor in Chief of Current Legal Publications and Editor of Current Legal Problems, he is Professor of English Law at UCL Andrew Lewis (Associate Editor of Current Legal Publications, General Editor of Current Legal Issues) is Senior Lecturer is Law at UCL

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Format:HardcoverPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198298137

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Table of Contents

Michael Freeman: Editor's PrefaceAnthony Julius: IntroductionJames Boyd White: Writing and Reading in Philosophy, Law, and PoetryJane B. Baron: Interdisciplinary Legal Scholarship as Guilty Pleasure: The Case of Law and LiteratureRichard H. Weisberg: Literature's Twenty-Year Crossing into the Domain of Law: Continuing Trespass or Right of Adverse PossessionGuyora Binder: The Law-as-Literature TropeTony Sharpe: Per(versions) of Law in LiteratureIan Ward: Shakespeare, the Native Community, and the Legal ImaginationJohn Stanton-Ife: Ibsen and the Inscription of Blame in LawMelanie Williams: Tess of the d'Urbervilles and the Law of ProvocationMaria Aristomedou: Fantasies of Women as Lawmakers: Empowerment or Entrapment in Angela Carter's Bloody ChambersMichael Thomson: From Bette Davis to Mrs Whitehouse: Law and Literature - Theory and PracticeMarie Hockenhull Smith: `How can ye criticise what's plain law, man?: The Lawyer, the Novelist, and the Discourse of AuthorityAdam Gearey: The Bible, Law, and Liberation: Towards a Politico-Legal Hermeneutics of the Sermon on the MountLawrence Douglas: Rivka Yoselewska on the Stand: The Structure of Legality and the Construction of Heroic memory at the Eichmann TrialJill Tomasson Goodwin: The `Final Struggle': A Discoursal, Rhetorical, and Social Analysis of Two Closing ArgumentsGary Minda: Crossing the Literary Modernist Divide at Century's End: The Turn to Translation and the Invention of Identity in America's Story of OriginsThomas Morawetz: Lawyers and IntrospectionJeanne Gaakeer: Translation and Judicial Ethos: Some Remarks on James Boyd White's Proposal for the Harmony of the SpheresSimon Petch: The Sovereign Self: Identity and Responsibility in Victorian EnglandJan-Melissa Schramm: Is Literature More Ethical than Law? Fitzjames Stephen and Literary Responses to the Advent of Full Legal Representation for FelonsChristine L. Krueger: Victorian Narrative JurisprudenceRay Geary: `Born Pious, Literary, and Legal': Lord Coleridge's Criticisms in Law and LiteratureEric Barendt: Defamation and FictionAnthony Julius: Art CrimesTony Bradney: Reading Blasphemy: The Necessity for Literary Analysis in Legal ScholarshipAnne McGillivray: Capturing Childhood: The Indian Child in the European ImaginationGary Boire: Legalizing Violence: Fanon, Romance, Colonial LawMary Polito: Governing Bodies Tempering Tongues: Elizabeth Barton and the Politics of the Performative in Early Tudor EnglandMatthew McGuinness: The Guernsey Witchcraft Trials of 1617: The Case of Collette BecquetWilliam J. Witteveen: The Hidden Truth of AutopoiesisWai-Chee Dimock: What Frederick Douglass Says to Kanto, with Help from EinsteinJudith Resnick: Singular and Aggregate Voices: Audiences and Authority in Law and Literature and in Law and FeminismJ. M. Balkin and Sanford Levinson: Law as Performance

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`no review could do full justice to its variety of topic and approach. It is a fine collection.' Ray Cocks, Lawful Literature, Keele University.