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Research Handbook on Law and Literature

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Research Handbook on Law and Literature

9781839102257 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Peter Goodrich, Professor of Law and Director of the Program in Law and Humanities, Cardozo School of Law, New York, US and Visiting Professor, School of Social Science, New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Daniela Gandorfer, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), California, US and Cecilia Gebruers, Postdoctoral Fellow, National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), Interdisciplinary Institute for Advanced Social Studies, University of San Martin (IDAES-UNSAM), Argentina
Publication Date: March 2022 ISBN: 978 1 83910 225 7 Extent: c 520 pp
In this original and thought-provoking Research Handbook, an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars, artists, lawyers, judges, and writers offer a range of perspectives on rethinking law by means of literary concepts. Presenting a comprehensive introduction to jurisliterary themes, it destabilises the traditional hierarchy that places law before literature and exposes the literary nature of the legal.

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In this original and thought-provoking Research Handbook, an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars, artists, lawyers, judges, and writers offer a range of perspectives on rethinking law by means of literary concepts. Presenting a comprehensive introduction to jurisliterary themes, it destabilises the traditional hierarchy that places law before literature and exposes the literary nature of the legal.

Chapters explore multiple genres and modes, from travel reviews to graphic novels, from poetics to ghost-writing, from cartography to speculative fiction. Working with diverse methods and areas of inquiry, including enstrangement, colonial entanglements, blockchain narratives, transing and transgression of many kinds, matterphor, aesthetics and epistemology, this Research Handbook provides a systematic application of literary approaches to the reading of law.

Scholars and students of jurisprudence, and those in the humanities with an interest in law and literature, will find this ground-breaking Research Handbook an indispensable guide. It also offers insight to international legal scholars looking for materialist accounts of law, as well as those interested in contemporary challenges to the rule of law.
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‘Since its inception in the late 1980s, the Law & Literature movement has proven to be the most innovative, original, boundaries-shaking research program in contemporary legal theory. This Handbook, gathering grand pioneers and new hotshots, will prove how, to even the most reluctant reader. The sheer level of imagination, virtuosity and rigor of its contributors should put to shame those among us who are not part of the same league – which means: almost everyone.’
– Laurent de Sutter, Vriije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

‘This is an important examination of the complex relations between law and language, esthetic and normativity, sensitivity and narrativity, violence and words, humiliation and justice. The chapters in this highly original Research Handbook bring different voices, from plural geographies and a variety of intellectual traditions. Metaphors, overlapping language games, bodies in pain, promises and utopias: here is a sophisticated and exciting community of ideas, affinities that transcend academic departments and that intervene at the edges of the political and under the skin of infrapolitics.’
– Claudio Martyniuk, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Contributors include: Gonzalo Sebastián Aguirre, Maria Aristodemou, Rhy Aston, Alejandro Awad, Laura Borchert, Anne Bottomley, Susan Byrne, Angela Condello, Elena Cirkovic, Margaret Davies, Marinos Diamantides, Mike Duncis, Debolina Dutta, Daniela Gandorfer, Adam Gearey, Cecilia Gebruers, Peter Goodrich, Geoff Gordon, Jannice Käll, Bernard Keenan, Christian Alejandro Kessel, María Pía Lara, Marett Leiboff, Andrea Leiter, Elena Loizidou, James Martel, Phillip Mitsis, Nathan Moore, Greta Olson, Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Serene Richards, Nicole Rogers, Jorge Luis Roggero, Nofar Sheffi, Sabarish Suresh, Tiziano Toracca, Deepak Unnikrishnan, Jesús R. Velasco, Richard Weisberg, Virginia Emilse Zuleta
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