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New Publication: Law and Literature: Interdisciplinary Methods of Reading

Karen-Margrethe Simonsen and Ditley Tamm eds., rx Law and Literature: Interdisciplinary Methods of Reading, help   DJ?F publishing, here Copenhagen, 2010

How do we read the law and what images of law do we find in literary texts? What happens when literary and legal scholars respectively read and interpret the law in literary texts? And what role does narration play in the cultural understanding of law? In this book lawyers and literary scholars are brought together in a common discussion of texts by Shakespeare, Camus and Katherine Ann Porter  and of narrations about human rights.


Karen-Margrethe Simonsen and Ditley Tamm, Introduction

Richard H.Weisberg, “Rich, Sweet and Tender vs. Sour, Displeased and Upset: Two Ways of Seeing Things in ‘Noon Wine’ “

Jeanne Gaakeer, “ ‘The Bloody Book of Law’ Some Remarks on the Interrelation of Law, Medicine and the Behavioral Sciences in W. Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice

Leif Dahlberg, “The Menace of Venice, or Reading and Performing the Law in/of The Merchant of Venice

Arild Linneberg, “Killing an Arab: On Judgments as Literature  and Literature as Judgment”

Sten Schaumburg-M?ller, “Law as a Tale of  Identity –  and some perspectives on human rights law”

Helle Porsdam, “Europe as Contested Terrain: on European Narratives of Human rights”


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