Law and Literature
Possibilities and Perspectives
By (author) Ian Ward
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Law and Literature by Ian Ward
Book DescriptionThe emergence of an interdisciplinary study of law and literature is one of the most exciting theoretical developments taking place in North America and Britain. In Law and Literature: Possibilities and Perspectives Ian Ward explores the educative ambitions of the law and literature movement, and its already established critical, ethical and political potential. He reveals the law in literature, and the literature of law, in key areas of literature, from Shakespeare to Beatrix Potter to Umberto Eco, and from feminist literature to children's literature to the modern novel, drawing out the interaction between rape law and The Handmaid's Tale, and the psychology of English property law and The Tale of Peter Rabbit. This original book defines the developing state of law and literature studies, and demonstrates how the theory of law and literature can illuminate the literary text.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521058506
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ian Ward
Law and the Brontes, Hardback (December 2011)
In its exploration of legal issues presented in novels of the Bronte sisters, this book represents a significant and original contribution to the study, not just of the Brontes and the mid-nineteenth century 'woman's novel', but also the situation of women in nineteenth century English law and the debates which moved around its prospective reform.
Politics One, Paperback (November 2009)
Politics One is a popular introduction to the institutions and processes of the Australian political system, covering all the core topics a student would expect to study throughout an undergraduate course on Australian politics.
Slaughter and Deception at Batang Kali, Paperback (June 2009)» View all books by Ian Ward
A mass killing of Chinese plantation workers resulted when a patrol of Scots Guards raided a Malayan rubber estate near the township of Batang Kali in early December, 1948. This book presents a study of the Batang Kali episode.
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