Law and Literature: Text and Theory / Edition 1

Law and Literature: Text and Theory / Edition 1

by Lenora Ledwon

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.  See more details below


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

Sect. IRelations Between Law and Literature: Critical Contexts
The Judicial Opinion and the Poem: Ways of Reading, Ways of Life5
How Law Is Like Literature29
Working on the Chain Gang: Interpretation in Law and Literature47
Law and Literature: A Relation Reargued61
Convergences: Law, Literature, and Feminism91
Economic Man and Literary Woman: One Contrast127
Sect. IILaw, 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"139
"The Defence of Guenevere"141
Chapter 6, Anatomy of a Murder165
Chapter 1, Diary of a Yuppie169
"The Law," The Floating Opera174
"On the Duty of Civil Disobedience"189
Sect. IIILaw and Worldview
"Law Like Love"221
"Hamilton Greene," Spoon River Anthology223
Act I, Scene VI, Saint Joan225
Chapter I, "In Chancery," Bleak House251
"Before the Law," The Trial255
"Bartleby the Scrivener"256
"Address to the Prisoners in the Cook County Jail"283
Sect. IVLaw and Punishment
"On Teaching the Legality of Televising Capital Punishments"293
"Porphyria's Lover"294
Act 4, Scene 1, The Merchant of Venice297
Part II, Chapters 3 and 4; A Clockwork Orange311
Chapter 43, "The Verdict," Adam Bede317
"Panopticism, Discipline and Punish323
Sect. VLaw and Oppression: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality
"Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane"351
Act I, Scenes 9-11; Zoot Suit353
Act I, Scenes 5 and 6; Bent366
"Jim's Capture," Huckleberry Finn377
Chapter 19, To Kill a Mockingbird383
"Lemorne versus Huell"389
Excerpt from "English Laws for Women in the Nineteenth Century403
"Big Man's Rules and Laws"420
Chapter XL, "The Fugitive Slave Law," and Chapter XLI, "Free at Last," Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl421
Sect. VILaw, Language, and Narrative Structure
"Men Made Out of Words"433
Excerpt from Act Two, A Man for All Seasons435
"Wandering Willie's Tale," Redgauntlet443
Chapter XI, "Who Stole the Tarts?" and Chapter XII, "Alice's Evidence," Alice's Adventures in Wonderland454
"Realism and the Novel Form," The Rise of the Novel463
Sect. VIILaw and Comedy
"Poor Richard's Opinion"469
Trial By Jury471
Chapter 6, "Expectations," The Associates483
Chapter 4, The Shortest Way to Hades488
"The Mythos of Spring: Comedy," Anatomy of Criticism495

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