Law and Literature: Possibilities and Perspectives by Ian WardLaw and Literature: Possibilities and Perspectives by Ian Ward

Law and Literature: Possibilities and Perspectives

byIan Ward

Paperback | January 28, 2008

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The emergence of an interdisciplinary study of law and literature is one of the most exciting theoretical developments currently taking place in North America and Britain. Ian Ward explores the educative ambitions of the law and literature movement, and explores the law in key areas of literature from Shakespeare to Umberto Eco to Beatrix Potter, from feminist literature to children's literature to the modern novel. This original book defines the developing state of law and literature studies, and demonstrates how the theory of law and literature can illuminate the literary text.
Title:Law and Literature: Possibilities and PerspectivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:January 28, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521058503

ISBN - 13:9780521058506

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Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Possibilites: 1. Law and literature: a continuing debate; 2. The text, the author, and the use of literature in legal studies; 3. Cases in the laws of reading; Part II. Perspectives: 4. Shakespeare revisited; 5. Children's literature and legal ideology; 6. Law, literature and feminism; 7. Law and justice in the modern novel: the concept of responsibility; Part III. Two Studies in Contemporary Literature: 9. Ivan Klima's Judge on Trial; 9. Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose.

Editorial Reviews

"As an overview of and introduction to contemporary controversies Ward does admirably well..." Harvard Review