A Critical Introduction to Law and Literature by Kieran Dolin

By Kieran Dolin

regardless of their obvious separation, legislation and literature were heavily associated fields all through background. Linguistic creativity is imperative to the legislation, with literary modes akin to narrative and metaphor infiltrating felony texts. both, felony norms of fine and undesirable behavior, of identification and human accountability, are mirrored or subverted in literature's engagement with questions of legislation and justice. legislations seeks to manage artistic expression, whereas literary texts critique and occasionally brazenly withstand the legislations. Kieran Dolin introduces this interdisciplinary box, targeting the numerous ways in which legislations and literature have addressed and engaged with one another. He charts the heritage of the moving kin among the 2 disciplines, from the open association among literature and legislation within the sixteenth-century lodges of court docket to the fewer noticeable hyperlinks of up to date tradition. initially released in 2007, this ebook presents an available consultant to at least one of the main intriguing parts of interdisciplinary scholarship.

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