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Law and Literature

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This book explores the many approaches available to the study of law and literature.

  • An exploration of the many relationships between law and literature.
  • Looks at what law and literature can learn from one another.
  • Makes those involved in literary studies more conscious of the impact that law has had on ...
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Overview

This book explores the many approaches available to the study of law and literature.

  • An exploration of the many relationships between law and literature.
  • Looks at what law and literature can learn from one another.
  • Makes those involved in literary studies more conscious of the impact that law has had on literary history.
  • Treats subjects as diverse as Socrates and Marx.
  • Contributors are significant scholars from the fields of legal theory and critical theory.
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Meet the Author

Patrick Hanafin is Reader in Law at Birkbeck College, London.

Adam Gearey is Senior Lecturer in Law at Birkbeck College, London.

Joseph Brooker is Lecturer in English at Birkbeck College, London.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: On Writing: Law and Literature (Patrick Hanafin, Adam Gearey, and Joseph Brooker).

The Writer’s Refusal and Law’s Malady (Patrick Hanafin).

Estopped by Grand Playsaunce: Flann O’Brien’s Post-colonial Lore (Joseph Brooker).

‘Tell All the Truth, but Tell it Slant’: A Poetics of Truth and Reconciliation (Adam Gearey).

Then and Now: The Natural/Positivist Nexus at War: Auden’s ‘September 1, 1939’ (Melanie L. Williams).

The Jurisprudence of Travel Literature: Despotism, Excess, and the Common Law (Piyel Haldar).

Literature in the Dock: The Trials of Oscar Wilde (Morris B. Kaplan).

A Fragment on Cnutism with Brief Divagations on the Philosophy of the Near Miss (Peter Goodrich).

Dominions: Law, Literature, and the Right to Death (Peter Fitzpatrick).

Beyond Otonomy, or Beyond the Law of Law’s Ear (Julia H. Chryssostalis).

Endnote: Untoward (Peter Goodrich)

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