Law and Literature
May 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
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)
Adam Gearey is Senior Lecturer in Law at Birkbeck College, London.
Joseph Brooker is Lecturer in English at Birkbeck College, London.
- 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.