Law and Literature Perspectives, Volume 9

Law and Literature Perspectives, Volume 9

by Bruce L. Rockwood

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Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
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Table of Contents

Introduction: On Doing Law and Literature1
The "Blight of Legalized Limitation" in Alice Childress's Wedding Band39
"Dressed in a Little Brief Authority": Law as the Theater in Measure for Measure53
Aesthetics and Justice in Plato's Republic81
Law and Order in Art and Law109
The Letter of the Law: Reading Hawthorne and the Law of Adultery133
Justice in Billy Budd169
The Measure of Law and Equity: Tolerance in Shakespeare's Vienna193
Law, Literature and Islam: The Misbegotten Cultural, Historical, and Semiotic Parameters209
Swift Justice: Gulliver's Travels as a Critique of Legal Institutions255
Law as Society: Nadine Gordimer's The Late Bourgeois World269
Abortion Stories: Uncivil Discourse and "Cider House Rules"289
Proverbs, Postmodernity, and Unacknowledged Legislation341
Law's Hidden Face: Reading Narrative Jurisprudence and its Critics353
The Scarlet Contract: Puritan Resurgence, the Unwed Mother, and Her Child381
Hope and History: One Approach to James Boyd White's Communitarian Practice407
Cicero Tells a Story on Narration and Rhetorical Reflection427

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