Law and Literature: Journeys from Her to Eternity
By: Maria Aristodemou (author)Paperback
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This book is an original contribution to the field of law and literature. In addition to seeing law as a form of literature, it sees literature as a form of law, and examines the law-making qualities of fiction to explore the fiction-making qualities of law. Its examples range from Greek myth to contemporary writing, film and popular music, and suggest new ways of living with and entering the legal labyrinth. Aristodemou's style is both accessible and entertaining. The book is aimed at undergraduates and postgraduates in law as well as other disciplines concerned with law and literature, jurisprudence, and other options addressing the intersections between law and culture.
Maria Aristodemou is Senior Lecturer in Law at Birkbeck College, London.
1. Inventing Reality ; 2. Myths of Origins and Origins of Myths: Beyond Oedipal Journeys ; 3. Theatre as Woman Re-Playing the Word: Towards the Triumph of the Flesh in Aeschylus' Oresteia ; 4. The Marriage of Death and Desire in Measure for Measure ; 5. World Before and Beyond Difference: Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights ; 6. Law in the Realm of the Senses: Camus's Outsider ; 7. Fantasies of Women as Law-Makers in Angela Carter's Bloody Chambers ; 8. Archive Fever that Misses the Fire: Legal and Other Textual Memories in Chronicle of a Death Foretold ; 9. Language, Ethics, and the Imagination in Toni Morrison's Beloved ; 10. Dream Harder: Dream of a Goddess in Borges's Fiction ; 11. The Lawyer in His Labyrinth and From Her to Eternity
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