Law and New Media: West of Everything

Law and New Media: West of Everything


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In this volume, international specialists from new and established domains of law, media, film and virtual studies address the emergence of the jurist in the era of digital transmission. Examining the jurisprudence of new visual technologies—from the cinema of the early twentieth century to the social media of our own time—this volume explores the multiple intersections of these visual technologies and the law from the theoretical insight they generate to the nature of law to the impact they have on doctrinal development.

Part One tracks the media, the technologies and apparatuses of modern law. It looks specifically at the acoustics of architecture, emblematic texts, films of trials, the prohibition of cameras in courtrooms and the rules of contempt, televised reporting of law, and the multiple fora and chat rooms of Facebook, vblogs, #law and the mobile-optimised web. Part Two examines the jurisprudential questions raised by new visual and virtual reality technologies of the 21st century. Will social media lead to social law? The force of legal remediation? Virtual courts and online judges? Paperless trials? Electronic discovery? All of these developments impact how we conceive of the practice of law.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474445825
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 06/01/2019
Series: Edinburgh Critical Studies in Law Literature and the Humanities Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Christian Delage is Professor and Director of the Institut d'Histoire du Temps Présent at the University of Paris-VIII. He has also taught at the Institut d'Études Politiques (IEP) in Paris and the Cardozo Law School in New York. His films include Nuremberg: The Nazis Facing Their Crimes and Cameras in the Courtroom.

Peter Goodrich is Professor of Law at Cardozo School of Law, New York and Visiting Professor in the School of Social Science at NYU Abu Dhabi. He was the founding dean of the Department of Law at Birkbeck, University of London, where he was also the Corporation of London Professor of Law. He has written extensively in legal history and theory, law and literature and semiotics and has authored 12 books. He is the executive editor of the journal Law and Literature (Taylor & Francis), and was the founding editor of Law and Critique (Springer). His most recent books are Schreber's Law: Jurisprudence and Judgment in Transition (Edinburgh University Press, 2018) and Legal Emblems and the Art of Law (Cambridge University Press, 2013). To this coruscating and lucifugous erudition can be added co-writing and co-producing the award winning documentary Auf Wiedersehen: 'Til we Meet Again (Diskin Films, 2012).

Marco Wan is Associate Professor of Law and Honorary Associate Professor of English at the University of Hong Kong. Marco is the author of Masculinity and the Trials of Modern Fiction (Routledge, 2016).

Table of Contents

List of Figures

1 Introduction: West of Everything
Christian Delage, Peter Goodrich and Marco Wan

Part I: Heading West

2. The Aesthetics of 'Convivencia'. Visualising a Mode of Living Together in Al Andalus
Raja Sakrani

3. Auriculation
Peter Goodrich

4. Pasteur (William Dieterle, 1936): A Transmedia Pioneering Role in Health Imagery and Sanitary Public Policies
Claire Demoulin

5. Souvenir, Fiction, Imaginary. Times of Fascism in The Conformist by Alberto Moravia and Bernardo Bertolucci
Thibault Guichard

6. The Law of the Father and The Order of Time: Charles Laughton's The Night of the Hunter
Christian Delage

7. The Litigating Dead: Zombie Jurisprudence in The Walking Dead, World War Z and The Rising
William MacNeil

8. Lifestyle: How to Become an Image
Emanuele Coccia

Part II: New Frontiers of Jurisprudence

9. Virtual Judges in Immigrant Detention: The Mise en Scène of No-show Justice
Michelle Castaneda

10. Facebook and the (Legal) Personality of Animals
Christopher Hutton

11. Moral Choices and Legal Norms in Videogames and Interactive Film
Antoine Rocipon

12. Synesthetic Law; or, How VR Teaches Us to Perceive Law Differently
Daniela Gandorfer

13. Visual Advocacy: The Case of Same-sex Marriage
Marco Wan

14. Kamikaze Law: On the Aesthetics of the Legal War on Terror
Laurent de Sutter


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