Literature and legal discourse : equity and ethics from Sterne to Conrad /

"Polloczek analyses the links between actual legal fictions such as substituted judgements, notions of equity, literary tropes, and the construction and representation of social bonds through sentiment, philanthropy and marginalization. Polloczek's study is both theoretical and historical,...

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Main Author: Polloczek, Dieter
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Trappings of a transnational gaze: legal and sentimental confinement in Sterne's novels
  • 3. Reinstitutionalizing the common law: Bentham on the security and flexibility of legal rules
  • 4. Aporias of retribution and questions of responsibility: the legacy of incarceration in Dickens's Bleak House
  • 5. A curse gone re-cursive: the case and cause of solidarity in Conrad's The Nigger of the "Narcissus"
  • 6. Conclusion