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The Letter of the Law: Literature, Justice and the Other

by Stamatina Dimakopoulou (Volume editor) Christina Dokou (Volume editor) Efterpi Mitsi (Volume editor)
Edited Collection X, 276 Pages

Summary

This book combines legal as well as political and theoretical questions in a variety of contexts, ranging from legal issues in the early modern period to critical explorations of law/s, justice and textuality in contemporary literature and culture. The essays in this volume offer critical perspectives on the role of literature and theory in relation to the law and explore otherness and justice in early modern, Victorian and contemporary texts, postmodern theory, colonial and postcolonial contexts and popular culture. Examining how legal and literary narratives construct, repress, legitimise, but also enable the Other, this volume offers new insights into forms of alterity, marginality and exclusion and articulates the imperative need to reconfigure issues of justice as always intertwined with the Other.

Details

Pages
X, 276
ISBN (PDF)
9783653033359
ISBN (Softcover)
9783631634332
Language
English
Publication date
2013 (November)
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. X, 276 pp., 1 b/w fig.

Biographical notes

Stamatina Dimakopoulou (Volume editor) Christina Dokou (Volume editor) Efterpi Mitsi (Volume editor)

Efterpi Mitsi is an Associate Professor in English Literature and Culture at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, with publications on early modern and travel literature. Christina Dokou is Assistant Professor of American Literature and Culture at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her areas of interest, on which she has published articles and anthology chapters, include comparative literature, American folklore, comics and gender studies. Stamatina Dimakopoulou is Assistant Professor in American Literature and Culture at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, with publications in the field of modernist studies.

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Title: The Letter of the Law: Literature, Justice and the Other