Law and Literature
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.
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Jurisprudence | Law
Guyora Binder, Law and Literature, in The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism 587 (Michael Groden, Martin Kreiswirth & Imre Szeman, eds., The Johns Hopkins University Press 2d ed. 2006).