Law and Literature

Title

Law and Literature

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Description

Published in The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism, 2d edition, Michael Groden, Martin Kreiswirth & Imre Szeman, eds.

This encyclopedia entry provides an historical overview of the law and literature movement. It discusses the involvement of lawyers in American literature in the antebellum period, interest in judicial rhetoric and philosophy of language among progressive era legal theorists, and the turn to literary theory among American constitutional theorists and critical legal scholars during the late twentieth century. The emergence of law and literature movements in the U.K. and on the continent are also briefly discussed. Authors discussed include Ronald Dworkin, Stanley Fish, Peter Goodrich, Martha Nussbaum, Richard Weisberg, Brook Thomas, Robert Weisberg, Robin West, and J.B. White.

Publication Date

2006

Publisher

The Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN

9780801880100

First Page

587

Edition

2d Edition

Keywords

law and literature, jurisprudence

Disciplines

Jurisprudence | Law

Law and Literature

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