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Teaching law and literature

Series: Modern Language Association of America options for teaching Publicado por : Modern Language Association of America (New York) Detalles físicos: viii, 507 páginas ISBN:9781603290920; 9781603290937. Año : 2011
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The cultural background of the legal imagination / James Boyd White -- Law and literature as survivor / Richard H. Weisberg -- Law, literature : where are we? / Peter Brooks -- Law, literature, and the vanishing real : on the future of an interdisciplinary illusion / Julie Stone Peters -- Law, literature, and cultural unity : between celebration and lament / Robert Weisberg -- Literature, culture, and law at Duke University / Robin West -- Where the evidence leads : teaching gothic novels and the law / Diane Hoeveler -- Making crime pay in the Victorian novel survey course / Lisa Rodensky -- Teaching legal realism : a senior seminar on the realist novel and the law / Ayelet Ben-Yishai -- American undead : teaching the cultural life of civil death / Caleb Smith -- Teaching legal fiction : law and the Canterbury tales / Mary Flowers Braswell -- Teaching early modern literature through the ancient constitution / Peter C. Herman -- Law and drama in the romantic era : a model course / Victoria Myers -- Immigration, law, and American literature / Alex Feerst -- Vital visions : on teaching prison literature / D. Quentin Miller -- Using critical race theory to teach African American literature / Patricia D. Watkins -- The legal and literary animal / Alyce Miller -- Native American literature, ceremony, and law / Cristine Soliz and Harold Joseph -- Free speech and free love : the law and literature of the first amendment / Hilary Schor and Nomi Stolzenberg -- "The gollum problem" : teaching performance and/as intellectual property / Philip Auslander -- Literary evidence and legal aesthetics / Simon Stern -- An introduction to law and literature for English majors / Brook Thomas -- Law and literature as cultural and aesthetic products : studying interdisciplinary texts in tandem / Valerie Karno -- Literature and law lite : approaches in surveys and general education courses / Bridget M. Marshall -- Measure for measure : no remedy / Elliott Visconsi -- Bleak House and the connections between law and literature / Kieran Dolin -- Guilty reading : obscenity law, American modernism, and the case for teaching Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie / Florence Dore -- Literature in its legal context : Kafka / Theodore Ziolkowski -- Dostoevsky and the law / Harriet Murav -- Law and literature of the Hebrew Bible / Chaya Halberstam -- Law and revenge violence : from saga to modern fiction / David H. Fisher -- Teaching eighteenth-century law and literature : the adventures of Rivella / Susan Sage Heinzelman -- Law, literature, and feminism : broadening the canon with new texts / Nancy S. Marder -- Neutrality in law and literature : reading the Supreme Court with Joseph Conrad / Ravit Reichman -- How rhetoric shapes cultural legitimacy : teaching law students the moral syllogism / Greg Pingree -- Roger Williams and the law and literature of colonial New England / Nan Goodman -- Sangrado and the cloven foot : a case in teaching eighteenth-century law / Linda Myrsiades -- Performing the law in contemporary documentary theater / Jacqueline O'Connor -- "Fight the power" : hip-hop in the law and literature classroom / Richard Schur -- Ten kinds of law and literature texts you haven't read / Lenora Ledwon -- American blueprints : alternative declarations and constitutions in the protest tradition / Zoe Trodd.

This volume provides a resource for teachers interested in learning about the field of law and literature and shows how to bring its insights to bear in their classrooms, both in the liberal arts and in law schools. Essays in the first section, "Theory and History of the Movement," provide a retrospective of the field and look forward to new developments. The second section, "Model Courses," offers readers an array of possibilities for structuring courses that integrate legal issues with the study of literature, from The Canterbury Tales to current prison literature. In "Texts," the third section, guidance is provided for teaching not only written documents (novels, plays, trial reports) but also cultural objects: digital media, Native American ceremonies, documentary theater, hip-hop. The volume's forty-one contributors investigate what constitutes law and literature and how each informs the other.

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