The Structures of Law and Literature : Duty, Justice, and Evil in the Cultural Imagination /

A ground-breaking study of the gap between law and justice, establishing - at last - a truly substantive connection between law and literature

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Main Author: Miller, Jeffrey, 1950-
Format: Book
Published: Montréal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2013
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Table of Contents:
  • 1 First Principles and Controversies: Is Law and Literature More Than a Distraction for Bored Law Professors?
  • 2 Towards a Typology, Iconography, and Symbology of Law and Literature
  • 3 It's a Dutiful Day in the Neighbourhood: Duty as the Fulcrum on the Scales of Justice and the Centre of Community
  • 4 The Evil That Persons Do: Unreasonableness and the Rejection or Abnegation of Duty
  • 5 Humpty Dumpty in Wig and Gown: Legalese as Dialect, or, the Philology of Precedent
  • 6 Putting It All Together: The Structures of Law and Literature
  • Law as Revolution, Justice as Nostalgia
  • Glossary of Some Terms Used in This Book