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New publication: Practising Equity, Addressing Law. Equity in Law and Literature.

Daniela Carpi ed., purchase Practising Equity, sales Addressing Law. Equity in Law and Literature. Winter, Heidelberg, 2008

The present volume stems from our previous research on The Concept of Equity: A Diachronical Assessment (2007). The essays in this new collection demonstrate how lively and active the debate on equity has been and how difficult it is to find a concluding word on this topic. In literature a new idea concerning equity is slowly being shaped. The discourse offered by literature is of an alternative kind; we are reminded of the utopian function of equity in Plato’s Republic, where it aims at transcending reality and the mimetic description of it. There is something mysterious about equity: we cannot grasp it easily in terms of rational argumentation. It is all about norm and its inversion; at the same time it is deconstructive. Thus sometimes equity appears to be beyond the sphere of reality and takes us into a mysterious and incomprehensible world.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

    • DANIELA CARPI
      Introduction
    • JEANNE GAAKEER
      Law in Context, Law, Equity, and the Realm of Human Affairs

 

    • ERIC RABKIN
      Fantasies of Equity
    • CRISTINA COSTANTINI
      The Judicature Acts and the con-fusion of Law and Equity
  • GARY WATT
    The Sword of Equity
  • LEIF DAHLBERG
    Achilles’ Foot and the Law: Legal Space(s), Striated and Smooth
  • IAN WARD
    The Feint of Equity: The Huntingdon Case
  • CHIARA BATTISTI
    Equity and Otherness: The Shadow of Terrorism
  • MARIA MIGLIAZZA
    Equity and Human Rights under International Law
  • HEINZ ANTOR
    Diversity, Cosmopolitanism and Ethics in the Age of Inter- and Transculturalism
  • PAUL RAFFIELD
    Shakespeare’s Imaginary Constitution: Justice, Fairness and the Dramatic Representation of Law.

 

  • PAOLA BASEOTTO
    Equity in Action: The Trial and Execution of Mary Queen of Scots in Spenser’s Faerie Queene

 

  • GIUSEPPINA RESTIVO
    Equity v. Revenge in Shakespeare: re-considering The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Hamlet
  • REGINA M. SCHWARTZ
    Justice and Law in The Merchant of Venice
  • RICHARD CAVE
    Endings in Renaissance Comedy: Ben Jonson and Richard Brome
  • KLAUS STIERSTORFER
    Adam Smith: Literature as Equity?
  • PATRIZIA NEROZZI BELLMAN
    Equity on Trial: Judicial Cases in the Novels of Richardson and Fielding

 

  • YVONNE BEZRUCKA
    A Tale of Two Cities: Charles Dickens’s Political Examination of Law, Legalized Violence, Authority, and Retributive Justice.
  • RÜDIGER AHRENS
    Equity as Ethical Principle in the Scottish Enlightenment and in Postcolonial Literatures
  • MARA LOGALDO
    Crime Sublime: Literary Mercy and the Law in Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood
  • DANIELA CARPI
    Tim Parks’s Judge Savage: a Quest for Atonement
  • SIDIA FIORATO
    Justice and Lawyers at Court: Reflections on P.D. James’ A Certain Justice
  • CRISTINA GATTI
    The [In]equitable Quest for Language Diversity
  • MARINA BONDI AND DAVIDE MAZZI
    The Words of Equity: an Analysis of a Corpus of Judgments

 

  • PAOLA VETTOREL
    Equality Through Language? A Matter of Inclusiveness

 

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