339.01 Law and Literature

This course concentrates on possible relationships between law and literature. The major themes will be depiction of law and lawyers in popular and highbrow fiction; relationship between the interpretation of legal and literary texts; law in utopia and dystopia; crime and punishment; romantic conception of authorship in copyright, interpretation, and social theory. The course involves considerable reading, including works from some of the major academic debates in the ''law and literature movement'' and from cognate debates in legal interpretation.

Spring 2019

Course NumberCourse CreditsEvaluation MethodInstructorMeeting Day/TimesRoom
339.01James Boyle
M/W
2:00-3:25 PM
4055
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