On Interpretation: Studies in Culture, Law, and the Sacred

On Interpretation: Studies in Culture, Law, and the Sacred

by Andrew D. Weiner
     
 

Founded as a journal but now evolving into a book series, Graven Images illuminates culture, the law, and the human urge for transcendence.

Graven Images 5: On Interpretation looks past post-structuralist theory to re-examine methods of textual interpretation developed in past millennia to understand sacred, philosophical, cultural, legal

Overview

Founded as a journal but now evolving into a book series, Graven Images illuminates culture, the law, and the human urge for transcendence.

Graven Images 5: On Interpretation looks past post-structuralist theory to re-examine methods of textual interpretation developed in past millennia to understand sacred, philosophical, cultural, legal, literary, and artistic texts.

The thirty-two contributors include such noted scriptural interpreters as Robert Alter and Bernard Levinson, philosophers Lenn Goodman and David Novak, cultural historians Marcia Colish and David Steinmetz, legal scholars Gordon Baldwin and Mark Tushnet, literary analysts Lee Johnson and Eric Rothstein, and scholars whose analyses transcend single categories or periods, including Brayton Polka and Jane Tylus. In addition, seven poets offer their interpretations of prophecy, art, and human nature. Of special interest is a verse cycle by the noted poet Mary Kinzie inspired by an earlier essay in Graven Images 3 on Albrecht Dürer's Melancholia.

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From the Publisher

"Graven Images will quickly become an indispensible forum for contemporary debate."—Mark C. Taylor, Preston S. Parish Third Century Professor of Humanities, Williams Collage

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299178949
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Series:
Graven Images Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Andrew D. Weineris professor of English at the University of Wisconsin—Madison and the author of Sir Philip Sidney and the Poetics of Protestantism.

Leonard V. Kaplan is the Mortimer M. Jackson Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin—Madison and president of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health. He is the co-editor of Aftermath: The Clinton Impeachment and the Presidency in the Age of Political Spectacle. They are co-directors of the Project for Law and the Humanities.

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