The contributors, who are significant scholars from the fields of law and literature, bring the two fields together in their own distinctive ways, looking at what they have to offer one another. Drawing on subjects as diverse as Socrates and Marx, some analyse the representation of law and legal process in literary works, while others focus on law s representation of literature.
This volume will be particularly useful in making those involved in literary studies more conscious of the impact that law has had on literary history not least in terms of censorship and the forms of self–censorship that follow upon it.
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)