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Pólemos:  Journal of Law, Literature and Culture, directed by Daniela Carpi and Wiliam MacNeil (Southern Cross), published by DeGruyter, Berlin/Boston.


Report of the conference Literature and Law: an Interdisciplinary Approach, ESSE-8, 29 August – 2 September 2006, London, UK, by Alice Bendinelli

Report of the conference Equity: A Diachronic Assessment, University of   Verona, 23-25 November 2006, by Alice Bendinelli

Report of the conference Practising Equity, Addressing Law: Equity in Law and Literature, University of Verona, 23-26 May 2007,  by Sidia Fiorato

Report of the conference Bioethics, biolaw and literature , University of Verona,  6-8 may 2009,  by Roxanne Doerr

Minutes of the AIDEL annual meeting-  10th November 2009

ESSE 10 Conference (Turin 2010) – reports of the discussions:
CONVENORS: Sidia Fiorato and Jeanne Gaakeer

Conveners: Greta Olson and Ross Charnock

Report of the international conference LAW AND THE IMAGE, held at the Swedish National Library, Stockholm, September 24-25, 2010

Report of the annual meeting of AIDEL – November 2011

Report of 11th Conference of the European Society for the Study of English – ESSE, Bogazici University, Istanbul/Turkey, 4-8 September 2012

Minute of the AIDEL annual meeting-  14th November 2013


Basic bibliography on Law and Literature

  • AMATO E., CITTI F., HUELSENBECK B., Law and Ethics in Greek and Roman Declamation, DeGruyter, Berlin/Munich/Boston, 2015. 
  • ANDREWES M. Law v. Equity in The Merchant of Venice, University of Colorado Press, Boulder 1965.
  • ASHBURNER W., Principles of Equity, Butterworth & Co., London 1902
  • BATTAGLINI G., L’equità infra legem nei giudizi internazionali, in Studi di diritto internazionale in onore di Gaetano Arangio-Ruiz, I, Editoriale Scientifica, Napoli 2004
  • BROOKS Peter, GEWIRTZ Paul, Law’s Stories. Narrative and Rhetoric in the Law, Yale U.P., 1996
  • BUCCI O., Il principio di equità nella storia del diritto, Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, Roma 2000
  • CARPI Daniela ed., Property Law in Renaissance Literature, Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, 2005.
  • CARPI Daniela ed., Shakespeare and the Law, Ravenna, Longo, 2003.
  • CARPI Daniela ed., The Concept of Equity in Law and Literature, Winter, Heidelberg, 2007
  • CARPI Daniela ed., Practising Equity, Addressing law. Equity in Law and Literature, Heidelberg, Winter, 2008
  • CARPI Daniela ed., Bioethics and Biolaw through Literature, DeGruyter, Berlin/New York, 2011. New Series: “Law and Literature”
  • CARPI Daniela and FIORATO Sidia eds., Iconologia del potere. Rappresentazioni della sovranità nel RinascimentoOmbre Corte, Verona, 2011
  • CARPI Daniela and GAAKEER Jeanne (eds.), Liminal Discourses. Subliminal Tensions in Law and Literature, DeGruyter, Berlin and New York 2013.
  • CARPI Daniela, Fairy Tales  in the Postmodern World. No Tales for Children, Winter, Heidelberg, 2016
  • CARPI Daniela and LEIBOFF Marett (eds.) Fables of the Law. Fairy Tales in a Legal Context, DeGruyter, 2016.
  • CARPI Daniela and STIERSTORFER Klaus eds., Diaspora, Law and Literature, DeGruyter, 2017.

  • CARPI Daniela and OST Francois (eds.), Shakespeare and the Law: As You Law It. Negotiating ShakespeareDeGruyter, 2018.
  • CARPI Daniela, Monsters and Monstrosity: from the canon to the anti-canon. Literary and Juridical Subversions, DeGruyter, 2019.
  • CARPI Daniela, Law and Culture in the Age of Technology, DeGruyter 2022.
  • CARTY Anthony ed., Post-Modern Law, Edinburgh U.P., 1990
  • CAUDILL David, Lacan and the Subject of Law: Toward a Psychoanalytic Critical Legal Theory , Humanities Press, New Jersey, 1997
  • CHIODI G. M., Equità, la regola costitutiva del diritto, Giappichelli, Torino 2000, p. 21.
  • CIULEI G., L’équité chez Ciceron, Adolf Hakkert, Amsterdam 1972
  • CODE HOLLAND R.H. , G. Schwarzenberger (eds.), Law, Justice and Equity. Essays in Tribute to Keeton G.W., Pitman, London 1967, pp. 17-20
  • CONSTABLE Marianne, The Law of the Other: the Mixed Jury and Changing Conceptions of Citizenship, Law and Knowledge, Chicago University Press, 1994
  • CORNELL Drucilla, ROSENFELD Michel, CARSLON David, Hegel and Legal Theory, Routledge, New York, 1991
  • DAHLBERG Leif (ed.), Visualizing Law and Authority, De Gruyter, 2012
  • DAHLBERG Leif, Spacing Law and Politics, Routledge, 2016.
  • DANOVI Remo, Processo al buio. Lezioni di etica in venti film,  Rizzoli editore, 2010
  • DAWSON Richard , Justice as Attunement:Transforming Constitutions in Law, Literature, and the Rest of Life, Routledge, 2014.
  • DERRIDA Jacques, “The Force of Law: the Mystical Foundation of Authority”, in Cardozo Law Review, n.11, 1990, p. 919
  • DOUZINAS Costas, GOODRICH Peter, HACHAMOVITCH Yifat, Politics, Postmodernity and Critical Legal Studies. The Legality of the Contingent, Routledge, London and New York, 1994
  • DOUZINAS Costas, Justice Miscarried. Ethics and Aesthetics in Law, Harvester, Hemel Hempstead, 1994
  • DOUZINAS Costas, NEAD Linda, Law and the Image. The Authority of Art and the Aesthetics of Law, The Univ. of Chicago Press, 1999
  • DOUZINAS Costas, The End of Human Rights. Critical Legal Thought at the Turn of the Century, Oxford U.P., 2000
  • DOUZINAS Costas, WARRINGTON Ronnie, McVEIGH Shaun, Postmodern Jurisprudence. The Law of Texts in the Texts of Law, Routledge, London and New York, 1991
  • EDEN Kathy, Poetic and Legal Fiction in the Aristotelian Tradition, Princeton U.P., 1986
  • ETXABE Julen , The Experience of Tragic Judgment, Routledge, 2012
  • FISH Stanely, dec 12, 2014 – buy cheap generic baclofen online without prescription lioresal 10mg baclofen jul 18, 2014 – chacha answer not including insurance , the  Doing What Comes Naturally , Duke University Press, Durham, 1989
  •  FIORATO Sidia and  DRAKAKIS John, Performing the Renaissance Body. Essays on Drama, Law, and Representation,  DeGruyter , BErlin 2016.
  • FORTIER Mark, The Culture of Equity in Early Modern England, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2005
  • GAAKEER Jeanne and OST Francois eds., Crossing Borders: law, language and literature, Wolf Legal Publishers, The Netherlands, 2008
  • GAAKEER Jeanne, Judging from Experience. Edinburgh University Press, 2019, Jeanne Gaakeer Judging from Experience – library
  • GEMMETTE Elizabeth , Law in Literature: Legal Themes in American Stories: 1842-1917, The Buckingham Group, 2015.
  • GOLDSTEIN S. (ed.), Equity and Contemporary Legal Developments, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 1992
  • GOODRICH Peter, Reading the Law, Blackwell, Oxford, 1988
  • GOODRICH Peter, Legal Discourse, Macmillan, London, 1988
  • GOODRICH Peter, Languages of Law: From Logic of Memory to Nomadic Masks, Weidenfeld and Nicholson, London, 1990
  • GOODRICH Peter, Oedipus Lex. Psychoanalysis, History, Law, University of California, Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles and London, 1995
  • GOODRICH Peter, Law in the Courts of Love, Routledge, New York, 1996
  • GOODRICH Peter, Law and the Unconscious. A Legendre Reader, Macmillan, London, 1997
  • GOODRICH Peter,  Legal Emblems and the Art of Law.  Obiter Depicta as the Vision of GovernanceCambridge U.P., 2013.
  • GOODRICH Peter (ed.),  Genealogies of Legal Vision, Routledge, 2015.
  • HEINZE Eric,  The Concept of Injustice, Routledge, 2012
  • HERZ Ruth, The Art of Justice. The Judge’s Perspective, Hart Publishing Ltd, Oxford, 2012
  • HILDEBRANDT M. and GAAKEER J., Human Law and Computer Law: Comparative Perspectives,  Springer 2013.
  • HIRST Paul, Law and Ideology, Macmillan, London, 1985
  • HUTCHINSON Alan ed., Critical Legal Studies, Rowman and Littlefeld, Totowa N.J., 1989
  • KEETON G.W. , An Introduction to Equity, V ed., Pitman, London 1961
  • KEETON George W., Shakespeare’s Legal and Political Background, Barnes and Noble, New York, 1968
  • KEVELSON R. ed., Law and Semiotics, Plenum Press, New York, 1987
  • KOLM S. -C. , Justice and Equity, MIT Press, Cambridge, 1997 (1971)
  • KORNSTEIN Daniel j., Kill All the Lawyers? Shakespeare’s Legal Appeal, Princeton U.P., 1994
  • LEIBOFF Marett,  Theatrical Jurisprudence, Routledge, 2019
  • LEWIN T., A Practical Treatise on the Law of Trusts and Trustees, W. Maxwell, London 1885
  • LEYH G. ed:, Law and Hermeneutics: History, Theory, Practice, Univ. Of California P., Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1992
  • MACINTYRE, A. Whose Justice? Whose Rationality?, Notre Dame University Press, Notre Dame, 1988.
  • MAITLAND F.W., L’equità, Giuffrè, Milano 1979 (Equity, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge)
  • MAJESKE Andrew, Equity in English Renaissance Literature. Thomas More and Edmund Spenser, London, Routledge, 2006
  • MANDERSON Desmond, Kangaroo Courts and the Rule of Law – The Legacy of Modernism, Routledge, London, 2012.
  • MARTIN Jill, Hanbury and Martin: Modern Equity, Publisher, Sweet & Maxwell, 2005
  • MCLEAN Ian, Interpretation and Meaning in the Renaissance: the Case of Law, CUP, 1992
  • MILLER Fred, Nature, Justice and Right in Aristotle’s Politics, Oxford U.P., 1995
  • MORDECAI RABELLO A.(ed.), Aequitas and Equity: Equity in Civil Law and Mixed Jurisdictions, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 1997
  • NORRIE Alan ed., Closure and Critique in Contemporary Legal Theory, Edinburgh U.P. 1993
  • OLSON Greta,  From Law and Literature to Legality and Affect, Oxford U.P., 2022. 
  • OST Francois, Shakespeare, la comedie de la loi, Editions MICHALON (Paris), 2012
  • OST Francois, À quoi sert le droit? Usages, fonctions, finalités, Bruylant, 2016
  • OST Francois, Si le droit m’était conté, Dalloz, 2019
  • OST Francois, Nouveaux Contes Juridiques, Dalloz, 2021
  • OST Francois, Le droit ou l’empire du tiers, Dalloz, 2021
  • PARKS Joseph, “Law, Equity, and Conscience in Victorian England”, in Victorian Literature and Culture, 1997; 25 (1), pp. 123-39.
  • PELLOSO Carlo, Democracies and Republics Between Past and Future, Routledge, 2021;
  • PERELMAN Chaim, Logique juridique, nouvelle rhetorique, Dalloz, Paris, 1976
  • PERKINS W., Epiekeia or A Treatise of Christian Equity and Moderation, John Legatt, London 1631, p. 438.
  • PETCH S., Law, Equity, and Conscience in Victorian England, cit., pp. 123-39, and his Equity and Natural Law in “The Ring and the Book”, in “Victorian Poetry”, 1997, 35, pp. 105-11.
  • PHELPS C.E., Falstaff and Equity: An Interpretation, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston 1902.
  • PHILLIPS O.Hood, Shakespeare and the Lawyers, Methuen, London, 1972
  • POLLOCZEK D. P. , Literature and Legal Discourse: Equity and Ethics from Sterne to Conrad, Cambridge UP, Cambridge 1999
  • PORSDAM Helle , From Civil to Human Rights Dialogues on Law and Humanities in the United States and Europe, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham 2009
  • PORSDAM Helle and ELHOM Thomas (eds.), Dialogues on Justice, De Gruyter, 2012
  • PORSDAM Helle , The Transforming Power of Cultural Rights. A Promising Law and Humanities Approach, University of Copenhagen, 2019 The Transforming Power of Cultural Rights_flyer
  • POSNER Richard A., Law and Literature: a Misunderstood Relation, Harvard U.P., 1988
  • QUABECK Franziska, Just and Unjust Wars in Shaksepeare, DeGruyter, Berlin and New York 2013
  • RAFFIELD Paul and WATT Gary eds., Shakespeare and the Law , Hart Publishing, Oxford and Portland Oregon, 2008
  • RAFFIELD Paul, The Art of Law in Shakespeare, Hart Publishing, 2017
  • RANDALL Martin, Women, Murder, and Equity in Early Modern England, London, Routledge, 2007
  • ROBSON Peter and SILBEY Jessica (eds.), Law and Justice on the Small Screen, Oxford, Hart Publishing Ltd, 2012.
  • ROBSON Peter and SCHULZ  L Jennifer (eds), Transnational study of law and justice on TV, Hart Publishing 2016.
  • ROSE Gillian, Dialectic of Nihilism: Post-Structuralism and Law, Blackwell, Oxford, 1984
  • ROSSI C.R. , Equity and International Law, Transnational Publishers Inc., New York 1993
  • ROSSI Giuseppe and CARBONE Paola, Diritto e comicità, Giappichelli Editore, Torino 2021
  • SARAT A., KEARNS T. eds., The Fate of Law, Ann Arbor, U. of michigan P., 1991
  • SCHILLINGS Sonja, Enemies of all Humankind, Dartmouth College Press, Hanover, New Hampshire, 2017.
  • SCHNECK Peter, Rhetoric and Evidence, De Gruyter, Berlin, 2011.
  • SCHWARTZ, Regina Mara, Loving Justice, Living Shakespeare, Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • SHERWIN Richard, Visualizing Law in the Age of Digital Baroque. Arabesques and Entanglements, Routledge, 2011.
  • SGUBBI Filippo, Il diritto penale totale, Il  Mulino, 2019
  • SIMONSEN Karen-Margrethe and  TAMM Ditley eds., Law and Literature: Interdisciplinary Methods of Reading,  DJ?F publishing, Copenhagen, 2010
  • SIMONSEN Karen-Margrethe (ed.), Law and Justice in Literature, Film and Theater. Nordic Perspectives, DeGruyter, Berlin and New York 2013.
  • SPENCE G., The Equitable Jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery, Stevens and Norton, London 1849.
  • STEINBERG Justin, Dante e i confini del diritto,  traduzione di Sara Menzinger, Viella Libreria editrice, Roma 2016 [Dante and the Limits of the Law, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago-London 2013].
  •  STIERSTORFER, Klaus and CARPI, Daniela (eds.),  Diaspora, Law and Literature, DeGruyter, Berlin and New York 2016.
  • STORY, J. Commentaries on Equity Jurisprudence, W. S. Hein, Buffalo 1988
  • STRAHAN J. A. , A Digest of Equity, Butterworth & Co., London 1905
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  • THOMAS Brook, Cross Examination of Law and Literature: Cooper, Hawthorne, Stowe and Melville, Cambridge U.P., 1987
  • VAN KLINK Bart  and TAEKEMA Sanne (eds.), Law and Method. Interdisciplinary Research into Law, 2011. IX, 388 Seiten (POLITIKA 4).
  • VILLIERS GEMMETTE Elizabeth,  (ed.), LAW IN LITERATURE An Annotated Bibliography of Law-Related Works, Buckingham New York 2017
    VISCONSI Elliott, Lines of Equity. Literature and the Origins of Law in Later Stuart England, Cornell University Press, 2008
  • W.H. Bryson (ed.), Cases Concerning Equity and the Courts of Equity 1550-1660, Selden Society, London 2001.
  • WARD Ian, Kantianism, Postmodernism and Critical Legal Thought, Kluwer, 1997.
  • WARD Ian, Law and Literature, CUP, 1995
  • WARD Ian, Shakespeare and the Legal Imagination, London, Edinburgh and Dublin, Butterworths, 1999.
  • WARD Ian, Law, Text and Terror, Cambridge University Press,  2009
  • WARD Ian, Sex Crime and Victorian LiteratureHart Publishing, 2014.
  • WARD Ian, Literature and Human Rights The Law. The Language and the Limitations of Human Rights Discourse, De Gruyter, Berlin, 2015.
  • WATT Gary, Trusts and Equity, 2nd ed. Oxford 2006, Chap. 5
  • WATT Gary, Equity Stirring: The Story of Justice Beyond Law, Hart Publishing Ltd, Oxford 2009
  • WATT Gary, Dress, Law and Naked Truth: A Cultural Study of Fashion,  London, Bloomsbury Academic cheap dapoxetine 90 mg no prescription discount prices buying dapoxetine 60 mg in sydney australia discounts dapoxetine 60 mg in uk dapoxetine 60 mg  , 2013
  • WEINREB Lloyd L., Natural Law and Justice, Harvard U.P., 1987
  • WEISBERG Richard, Poethics and Other Strategies of Law and Literature, Columbia U.P., New York, 1992
  • WEISBERG Richard, The Failure of the Word. The Protagonist as Lawyer in Modern Fiction, Yale U.P., 1984
  • WHITE James Boyd, The Legal Imagination, The Univ. of Chicago press, 1985
  • WHITE M., Equity – “A General Principle of Law Recognised by Civilised Nations?”, in QUT Law and Justice Journal, Vol. 4, Nr. 1, 2004
  •  WILLIAMS, Melanie L., ‘Secrets and Laws Collected Essays’, London: UCL Press 2005
  •  WILLIAMS, Melanie L.,  ‘Empty Justice- One Hundred Years of Law, Literature and Philosophy’ (2002) London: Cavendish Publishing
  •  WILLIAMS, Melanie L.,   Law, Narrative and the Normal Man’ 2009 Current Legal Problems,  Oxford University Press
  •  WILLIAMS, Melanie L.,   ‘Law’s Agent: Cultivated Citizen or Popular Savage’ – Current Legal Issues, 2004;
  •  WILLIAMS, Melanie L.,  ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles and the Law of  Provocation’ : Law and Literature: Current Legal Issues, (Vol 2) eds. M. Freeman and A. Lewis; Oxford University Press, 1999 pp. 167-190;
  •  WILLIAMS, Melanie L.,   ‘The Sanctity of Death’ in Courting  Death, ed. D. Manderson, Pluto Press (1999) pp 77-92
  •  WILLIAMS, Melanie L.,  ‘Law and the Humanities: a question of Integrity’ – International Journal of Law in Context [2009] CUP
  •  WILLIAMS, Melanie L.,  ‘Only Connect: Howards End and Theories of Justice’ – Law and Literature July 2006 Volume 18, No. 2, 253-280 (Cardozo) University of California Press
  •  WILLIAMS, Melanie L.,  ‘A Lawyer Drawn to Fame: John van Druten’ – Cambrian Law Review, (Spring 2004) 43: 71-82.
  •  WILLIAMS, Melanie L.,    ‘Then and Now: the Natural/Positivist nexus at War: Auden’s September 1, 1939’ – Journal of Law and Society (2004) 31(1) 60-86
  •  WILLIAMS, Melanie L.,   ‘Law, Literature and Memory: A Letter’– Journal of Australian Legal Philosophy Student’s Association (2004) 65
  •  WILLIAMS, Melanie L.,  ‘R.S. Thomas – Ministering Otherness’– Liverpool Law Review, 23:2 (2001) – 131-138
  •  WILLIAMS, Melanie L.,   ‘Sensitive as Gossamer – Law and the Sexual Encounter’, The Thomas Hardy Journal, (2001), February, 54-60
  • WILLIAMS, Melanie L.,   ‘Is Alec a Rapist? – Connotations of ‘Rape’ and ‘Seduction’: A Reply to Professor John Sutherland’, Feminist Legal Studies (1999) 7: 299-316
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  •  WILLIAMS, Melanie L.,   ‘Medico-Legal Stories of Female Insanity: Three Nullity Suits’, Feminist Legal Studies (1998) VI: 1 pp 3-31
  •  WILLIAMS, Melanie L.,    ‘The Law of Marriage in Jude the Obscure’, Nottingham Law Journal, 1996 (2) Nott. L.J. (published March 1997) pp 168-186
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  •  WILLIAMS, Melanie L.,  Romancing the Tomes: Popular Culture, Law and Feminism ed. Margaret Thornton ( Feminist Legal Studies 2004)
  •  WILLIAMS, Melanie L.,  Fiction and the Law: Discourse in Victorian and Modernist Literature by Kieran Dolin – Legal Studies (2000) Vol 20 (2) 323-6
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