Law and Literature: Text and Theory / Edition 1

Law and Literature: Text and Theory / Edition 1

by Lenora Ledwon

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ISBN-10: 0815320469

ISBN-13: 9780815320463

Pub. Date: 11/01/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
Garland Reference Library of the Humanities Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents


Relations Between Law and Literature: Critical Contexts The Judicial Opinion and the Poem: Ways of Reading, Ways of Life, Heracles' Bow: Essays on the Rhetoric and Poetics of the Law, James Boyd White * How Law Is Like Literature, A Matter of Principle, Ronald Dworkin * Working on the Chain Gang: Interpretation in Law and Literature, Stanley Fish * Law and Literature: A Relation Reargued, Richard Posner * Convergences: Law, Literature, and Feminism, Carolyn Heilbrun and Judith Resnik * Economic Man and Literary Woman: One Contrast, Robin West

Law, Justice, and Ethics

To Edwin V. McKenzie: On His Defense of David Lamson, To a Woman on Her Defense of Her Brother Unjustly Convicted of Murder: Written after an Initial Study of the Evidence, To David Lamson: Awaiting Retrial, in the Jail at San Jose, Yvor Winters * The Defense of Guenevere, William Morris * Trifles, Susan Glaspell * Anatomy of a Murder Chapter 6, Robert Traver * Diary of a Yuppie, Chapter 1, Louis Auchincloss * The Floating Opera, The Law, John Barth * On the Duty of Civil Disobedience, Henry David Thoreau * Apology, Plato

Law and Worldview<

Law Like Love, W. H. Auden * Spoon River Anthology, Hamilton Greene, Edgar Lee Masters * Saint Joan, Scene VI, George Bernard Shaw * Bleak House, In Chancery, Chapter I, Charles Dickens * The Trial, Before the Law, Franz Kafka * Bartleby the Scrivener, Herman Melville * Address to the Prisoners in the Cook County Jail, Clarence Darrow

Law and Punishment

On Teaching the Legality of Televising Capital Punishments, Jack L. Sammons * Porphyria's Lover, Robert Browning * The Merchant of Venice, Act 4, Scene 1, William Shakespeare * A Clockwork Orange, Part II, Chapters 3 and 4, Anthony Burgess * Adam Bede, * The Verdict, Chapter 43, George Eliot * Panopticism, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison, Michel Foucault

Law and Oppression-Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality

Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane, Etheridge Knight * Zoot Suit, Luiz Valdez * Bent, Scene V, Martin Sherman * Huckleberry Finn, Jim's Capture, Mark Twain * To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 19, Harper Lee * Lemorne versus Huell, Elizabeth Drew Stoddard * Excerpt from English Laws for Women, Caroline Norton * Big Man's Rules and Laws, Alexander Posey * Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Linda Brent (Harriet Jacobs) * The Fugitive Slave Law, Chapter XL; Free at Last, Chapter XLI.

Law, Language and Narrative Structure<

Men Made Out of Words, Wallace Stevens * A Man for All Seasons, Act Two, Robert Bolt * Redgauntlet, Wandering Willie's Tale, Walter Scott * Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Who Stole the Tarts? and Alice's Evidence, Lewis Carroll * The Rise of the Novel, Realism and the Novel Form, Ian Watt

Law and Comedy

Poor Richard's Opinion, Benjamin Franklin * Trial By Jury, W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan * The Associates, Chapter 6, John Jay Osborn Jr. * The Shortest Way to Hades, Chapter 4, Sarah Caudwell * Anatomy of Criticism, The Mythos of Spring: Comedy, Northrop Frye

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