Monday, September 01, 2014

Derecho y Literatura. EEUU, Docencia en Law and Literature 2014/2015, Georgetown University. Washington

English Courses
ENGL-263 Law and Literature
Fall for 2014-2015

Kathryn Temple. Associate Professor & Chair Department.Department of English

Course Description
The course takes up the issue of justice in the law and literature context. How does reading or rereading law and literature classics like To Kill a Mockingbird, Billy Budd, and The Trial through the lenses provided by the great philosophers of justice like Hume, Wollstonecraft, Bentham, Mill, Kant, Rawls, Sen, by neuroscientists and post-modern philosophers, make a difference? Students will be asked to bring contemporary issues on justice to the class and to respond to writing and research prompts in writing weekly as well as write two or three longer essays. While we will be learning about and thinking through three of the canonical texts in this field, we’ll also be seeking to reread and reinterpret them through contemporary approaches to law and justice. Some of the questions we will be asking include: Can justice be reduced to a rationally-imposed formula? What is the relationship between emotions and justice? Do babies have a sense of justice? How about animals? How do individual justice, social justice and global justice approaches interact? And what do we make of trolleyology? Class participation required, plus a number of short and one longer paper and a final.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

Georgetown University
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington D.C. 20057(202) 687.0100

Derecho y Literatura. EEUU, Docencia en Law and Literature 2014/2015, University at Buffalo. The State University of New York

Undergraduate Catelogue 2014/2015
English Courses
ENG 276 Literature and the Law


Credits: 3

Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)

Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examination of works of literature that revolve around representations of the relationships between law, community, religion, and the state, with attention to the relationship between legal interpretation and textual analysis. For example: Morani Kornberg-Weiss, Language and the Law In the study and practice of law, truth and justice rely on narration. Words, after all, are essential for lawyers, defendants, and juries. Rhetoric and argumentation help one make a ?case.? This course invites students to explore the nature of law, ethics, and social justice through the prism of literature and language. We will consider the modes in which law and literature intersect and think about the function of narrative and storytelling, form and sequence, punishment, interpretation, ethics, and political and social order. Beginning with the question ?What is truth?? we will examine its ramifications in various cultural, social, and historical moments. Texts are often ambiguous and contradictory, holding multiple truths and meanings. They change as readers change. These paradoxes will motivate us to ask: in what way is law similar to literature? How does each discipline define a ?text?? How does each define ‘justice’? How does literature employ narrative as a form of regulation? How does the way in which a story is told affect what it means? Although most of the texts we will read clearly foreground the function of law and punishment, others engage us through a seemingly absent legal system.

Teachers : Katrin Rowan & Lyon Arabella 

University at Buffalo. The State University of New York
Address 12 Capen Hall, Buffalo, New York 14260-1660
Phone 716-645-2000

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Derecho y Literatura. Francia, Docencia en Law and Literature 2014/2015, Sciences Po. Paris

DDRO 1790A - Elective

Law and Litterature
(Semester : Spring 2014-2015)

Number of hours : 24
Language of tuition : English
Pre-requisite : aucun
Course Description
What is Law and Literature? An interdisciplinary movement, or a pedagogical tool, which attempts to make connections between law and literature, in order to give law value and meaning in a wider cultural context. This course will cover two major strands: a) Law in Literature and b) Law as Literature. The first line of enquiry, described as humanistic, focuses on the human condition as revealed in literature and purports to open up legal reasoning to emotional and intuitive capacities. The second, described as hermeneutical, also contains a philosophical dimension: it focuses on understanding legal texts with reference to methods of literary critique, analysis and interpretation. This interactive seminar will practise and use both these devices, with the ultimate aim of evaluating the impact of the Law and Literature movement, as a pedagogical tool, on legal scholarship and as a method to legal interpretation.

To be defined

Course validation
1) Making an oral presentation of a paper you have read and analysed critically, as well as being evaluated on your class participation (40%). 2) Writing a review or summary of a novel or play of your choice relating to law in literature (20%). 3) Interpreting or writing a judicial opinion (40%).

Required reading
J.H. Wigmore, ‘A List of One Hundred Legal Novels', reprinted in 17 Ill. L. R. 26 1922-1923
B. Cardozo, ‘Law and Literature', reprinted in 48 Yale L. J. 489 1938-1939
J. Boyd White, ‘Law and Literature. No Manifesto' 39 Mercer L. Rev. 739 1987-1988

Sciences Po
27 rue Saint-Guillaume
75337 Paris Cedex 07
Tel. : 01 45 49 50 50
Fax. : 01 42 22 31 26

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Docencia en Law and Literature 2014/2015. Columbia Law School. Columbia University (New York)

Law and Literature Course

Name: Connections of Law and Literature
Course No. & Section: L6500
Term: 15S
Instructor(s) Schedule: Robert A. Ferguson, George Edward Woodberry Professor in Law, Literature, and Criticism

Charles Dickens's Bleak House will be used in every class. Course members must read this novel before the course begins. We will explore the uses of literature in understanding the theory and the practice of law. At one level, seminal literary texts that every lawyer should know will provide a proving ground for examining legal norms and professional performance. At another level, we will be using both literature and literary criticism to study the nature of legal language. What are the common rhetorical and linguistic devices that every lawyer employs more-or-less unawares? How do the uses and misuses of these devices produce the stereotypes that control popular understanding of the legal process, and how can we guard ourselves against those stereotypes? How can a heightened appreciation of the artifice in language help to bring success in the advocacy process? At a third level, attention will be given to recent debates in law and literature for what they can tell us about the nature of legal education today.

The course will also aim for a cumulative but still practical sense of legal eloquence and its components. A proper knowledge of context, audience, narrative form, rhetorical strategy, storytelling, point of view, generic awareness, and description will remind students that a good mouthpiece is first and always a careful wordsmith.

Type: Lecture
Level: Upperclass
Categories: Law, Humanities, and the Social Sciences, Lawyering

Columbia Law School. Columbia University (New York)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Docencia en Law and Literature 2014/2015. Brown University. USA

Brown University. Seminar

ENGL 1950F S01 [CRN: 15301]

This seminar explores the conceptual, psychological and rhetorical connections between literature and law, examining how both disciplines shape the imagination but also aim to elicit response and responsibility. We will consider how literary works, legal writings, and legal opinions inform each other, but also illuminate each other’s blind spots. Looking beyond trial scenes, the course invites students to think about how principles and notions in law structure, and are structured by, literature and language. Authors include Walter Benjamin, Joseph Conrad, Albert Camus, Rebecca West, and Chinua Achebe; legal texts by Holmes, Bentham, Cover and a number of judicial opinions. Limited to 20 senior English concentrators.

Fall 2014
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Primary Instructor
Ravit Reichman. Associate Professor of English. Department of English
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm Mon - from Sep 3, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Exam Group Code
15 (Dec 15, 2014 9:00am)

Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
Phone: 401-863-1000

Thursday, August 28, 2014

[Bien] encaminados en Shakespeare

Dominique Goy-Blanquet
Shakespeare et l'invention de l'histoire - Guide commenté du théâtre historique
Classiques Garnier (Coll. Études et essais sur la Renaissance), Paris, 2014. 430 pp.
ISBN: 9782812428722

Ce guide propose une visite raisonnée des lieux de naissance du drame shakespearien. Lieux de représentation, contexte idéologique, politique et sociologique, entourage et inspirations littéraires, sources historiques, intrigues et personnages, histoire critique, mises en scène et mises en film y sont étudiés.

This is a guide to the birthplace of Shakespearean theatre. Performance spaces, ideological, political, and sociological contexts, literary entourage and inspirations, historical sources, plots and characters, critical history, and stage and film adaptations are all studied.


Première partie

Bale, John (1495-1563)
Beaumont, Francis (1584-1616)
Chapman, George (~1559-1634)
Dekker, Thomas (1570-1632)
Fletcher, John (1579-1625)
Golding, Arthur (1536-1605)
Greene, Robert (1558-1592)
Heywood, Jasper (1535-1598)
Jonson, Ben (1572-1637)
Kyd, Thomas (1558-1594)
Lodge, Thomas (1558-1625)
Lyly, John (~1554-1606)
Marlowe, Christopher (1564-1593)
Marston, John (~1575-1634)
Middleton, Thomas (1580-1627)
Nashe, Thomas (1567-1601)
Oxford, Edward de Vere, comte d’ (1550-1604)
Peele, George (1556-1596)
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Sidney, Sir Philip (1554-1586)
Spenser, Edmund (~l552-1599)
Webster, John (~1580-1625)

Deuxième partie

La campagne
Les villes
Le souverain
Le Parlement
La médecine grecque
D’Athènes à Oxford
Les querelles universitaires
Les poètes érudits
L’éloge de la mélancolie
L’humeur théâtrale
Bacon, Francis (1561-1626)
Burghley, William Cecil, Lord (1520-1598)
Dee, John (1527-1608)
Elizabeth Ire (1533-1558-1603)
Essex, Robert Devereux, comte d’ (1567-1601)
Forman, Simon (1552-1611)
Jacques VI & I (1566-1603-1625)
Leicester, Robert Dudley, comte de (~1532-1588)
Ralegh, Sir Walter (1552-1618).
Southampton, Henry Wriothesley, comte de (1573-1624)
Walsingham, Sir Francis (~1530-1590)

Troisième partie

Le tyran sénéquien .
Le héros vengeur
Le traître machiavélique
Les narrations médiévales, le thème de casibus
Les théories néo-classiques
L’exception shakespearienne

Quatrième partie

Theatrum mundi
La roue de la Fortune
Apocalypse, le déclin de la nature


Camden, William (1551-1623)
Daniel, Samuel (1563-1619)
Fabyan, Robert († 1513)
Foxe, John (1516-1587)
Geoffrey of Monmouth († 1155)
Grafton, Richard (~1513-1572)
Hall, Edward (~1488-1547)
Holinshed, Raphaël († 1580)
Machiavel, Niccolò Macchiavelli (1469-1527)
Le Miroir des magistrats (1559-1587)
More, Sir Thomas (1478-1535)
North, Sir Thomas (~1535-~1601)
Speed, John (1552-1629)
Stow, John (~1525-1605)
Vergil, Polydore (~1470-1555)

Cinquième partie


Henry VI
Richard III
Le Roi Jean (King John)
Richard II
Henry IV
Henry V
Henry VIII
Sir Thomas More
Edward III
Sixième partie


Index des noms propres
Index des personnages
Index des titres
Table des matières


Editions Le Cri, Bruxelles, 1997, éd. rev 2004, 453 pp.

ISBN: 978-2871063544

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Shakespeariana de Ciencia política

Timothy W. Burns
Shakespeare's political wisdom
Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2013, 234 pp.
ISBN: 9781137320858

Shakespeare's Political Wisdom offers careful interpretations of five Shakespearean plays—Julius Caesar, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, and The Tempest—with a view to the enduring guidance those plays can provide to human, political life. The plays have been chosen for their relentless attention to the questions that, for Shakespeare, form the heart and soul of politics: Who should rule, and what is justice? Burns provides an original reading of the plays through the lens of political philosophy rather than Theatre or Renaissance Studies. Shakespeare's wisdom found in these five plays, Burns concludes, provides a deeply relevant critique of our contemporary civic culture.


Introduction: Shakespeare's political wisdom
Julius Caesar: the problem of classical republicanism
Macbeth: ambition driven into darkness
The Merchant of Venice: Roman virtue in a Christian commerical republic
King Lear: the question of divine justice
The Tempest: a philosopher-poet educating citizens.

Timothy W. Burns is Professor of Political Science at Baylor University. Waco, Texas. USA

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

La arboleda hallada. Revista ‘Litoral’ (Málaga), núm. 257 de julio 2014

Litoral núm. 257
julio 2014
El árbol. Poesía y arte
ISBN: 8432064285505

Recibo Litoral que en su último número excursiona –desde el Antiguo Egipto a hoy– en el paisaje de árboles retratado por poetas y pintores. Sobresaliente esfuerzo editorial, y de diseño tambiñen, siempre en admirable calidad de papel, tintas y reproducciones. Una importante tradición impresora les avala. Benemérita supervivencia en el erial de revistas culturales de la provincia y más allá de sus límites

Dos observaciones únicamente. Recurrencia de colaboradores y –asunto no baladí– olvido absoluto del Copyright © en todas las ilustraciones, .

Entre las imágenes elegidas no figura el pino de Albrecht Dürer, que reproduzco abajo. Tampoco el bosquecillo, en maravillosa sanguina, de Da Vinci, que me reservaré para otra ocasión.

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), ‘Pino’, (1495-1497)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Le Siècle des lumières mise-en-scène

Rahul Markovits
Civiliser l'Europe. Politiques du théâtre français au XVIIIe siècle
Fayard, (Coll. L'épreuve de l'histoire), Paris, 2014, 400 pp.
ISBN: 9782213681375

Chaque année, la presse anglophone, de Time Magazine à Newsweek, annonce la « mort de la culture française », en insistant sur le peu d'écho rencontré par les productions françaises à l'étranger. Face à ces interrogations lancinantes sur le recul de la place de cette culture dans le monde, l'« Europe française » du Siècle des lumières apparaît à certains comme un âge d'or, le temps béni du « rayonnement » de la culture française. Le prestige européen du théâtre français en serait une des manifestations les moins contestables. Au XVIIIe siècle, en effet, des troupes de comédiens français sillonnent toute l'Europe, de Cadix à Saint-Pétersbourg et de Stockholm à Palerme, proposant au public un répertoire où se mêlent les classiques, Molière au premier chef, et des auteurs aujourd'hui oubliés comme Regnard, Destouches ou La Chaussée. Contre une lecture nostalgique et mystificatrice, qui célèbre sans l’interroger la présence du théâtre français dans les grandes capitales européennes, Civiliser l’Europe en décrit et en révèle les mécanismes. En s’appuyant sur les méthodes nouvelles de l’histoire connectée, appliquées à l’échelle européenne, Rahul Markovits montre que cette circulation du théâtre français ne se comprend qu’en mettant en lumière les différents contextes dans lesquels les troupes françaises sont conduites à jouer le répertoire national. Princes et ministres de l'Europe des cours en quête de distinction sociale ou de prestige politique, diplomates et chefs militaires promouvant le soft power français, chefs de troupe et comédiens à la recherche d'opportunités économiques mais souvent animés de l'« esprit de retour », administrateurs napoléoniens convaincus de l'influence civilisatrice des chefs-d'œuvre de la scène française: c'est de l'action de l'ensemble de ces protagonistes qu'est constituée la matière de ce livre. Il en ressort une leçon magistrale : le théâtre français n’était pas perçu au Siècle des lumières comme un simple divertissement ni comme le signe d’une grandeur littéraire incontestée, mais bien comme l’instrument d’une unification culturelle de l’Europe, sous l’égide parfois pacifique, parfois brutale, des élites françaises, désireuses de s’assurer, selon le mot de Voltaire, l’«empire de l’esprit». L'histoire de l’«Europe française» au prisme du théâtre ne nous tend pas le miroir de notre grandeur culturelle déchue. Elle nous montre que les dominations culturelles ne sont pas massives et univoques, mais que, derrière l'ordre surplombant du discours, elles sont souvent relatives et toujours localisées.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Literature & Law of American Slavery. Massive Open Online Course. John Jay College of Criminal Justice. New York,.

Bringing History Alive: John Jay Online Opens Registration for First-ever MOOC on the Literature & Law of American Slavery

John Jay Online’s first-ever MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), Literature & Law of American Slavery, takes an unusual and in-depth look at one of the seminal periods of American history, beginning Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Distinguished Professor of English John Matteson, who won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for his book, Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father, designed the curriculum and will lead the course instruction.
The “Literature & Law of American Slavery” MOOC is a free eight-week course designed to be an immersive experience, painting a richly faceted picture of the era. Students will discover what it was like to live in the troubled decades leading up to the Civil War from one of the foremost experts on that period. Providing educational value to all those interested in the subject and era, this MOOC will be a particularly effective way for those considering full-time enrollment as students to further invest in their education.
We are still processing the effects of the slaveholding era today,” said Professor Matteson. While most of us acknowledge and understand our history, we don’t think about, or examine, how the debate over slavery changed American law and influenced literature. With this MOOC, we’re taking American slavery out of the typical textbook context to explore not just how the people who lived through it were affected, but how it still affects us today.”
The course begins on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, and will entail up to five hours per week of video lectures, readings and discussions. Those interested in enrolling in the course can register today at

To read the Justice Matters magazine article on the MOOC, here:

Read the MOOC press release, here:

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th. Street New York, NY, 10019
P: 212.237.8000

Saturday, August 23, 2014

El auténtico Yoda del margen iluminado

 Los amantes de Star Wars (1980), de Georges Lucas, particularmente en cuanto al atractivo Episodio V (The Empire Strikes Back), tienen por costumbre reunirse periódicamente en la fecha de guardar –creo que el 4 de mayo de cada año– para hacer alarde de vestuario, en cuya reproducción algunos invierten considerable porción de sus fortunas. Abundan los uniformados de milicia clon, cuya recluta aumenta de vez en vez, como por clonación geométrica. Con menos frecuencia hallaremos enganchados al banderín mitómano del Yoda. Es cierto que se precisa un mínimo de condiciones físicas, lo que veda multitudes. Pero verdad tamvién que no será por la guardarropía del personaje, de dificultad muy vencible. En todo caso, es el asunto aquí que, sin confesar su exploración, los diseñadores y el director visitaron el ‘Lado Luminoso de la Fuerza’ tomando en él noticias inverosímiles y fecunda inspiración. De esa parte ‘iluminada’ rescataron, en realidad, al mismo Yoda con toda su idiosincrasia, que apenas alteraron. Lo alcanzaron entre los fondos del Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts de la British Library; en concreto, en el Royal 10 E IV, conocido como The Smithfield Decretals, a su fol. 30v.

He aquí, pues, la prueba bien demostrativa de la fantasía que, rondando el año 1340, un discreto monje del Priorato de San Bartolomé de Smithfield, próximo a Londres, pergeñó en su scriptorium mientras miniaba aquel códice, y que con los siglos escalaría hasta las estrellas. En cuanto a otras contingentes semejanzas, de mucha actualidad me temo, dejo libertad de imaginación a mis -no menos- discretos lectores.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Cantos de sirenas muy afilados

Muy prevenido, el avisado Ulises, conocedor de todos los ardides según describe su astucia la homérica Odisea, se cuidó de los musicales cantos de sirenas que, con poder durmiente, amenazaban cabecear su nave en una mortal derrota hacia las rocas. A Kafka inquietó más 'El silencio de las sirenas'. Música y mutismo, o tal vez música callada.
Ninguno de ambos intuyó, al contrario que el miniador del Bestiaire of Guillaume le Clerec (s. XIII), la inminente violencia de la sirena que, con brillante machete de carnicero, aguardaba la última nota. Lo revela Ms. fr. 1444b, fol 245v (Bibliothèque Nationale de France).
Nereide inspiradora de El resplandor (1996), dirigida por Scott Hicks.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Non sense deleuzeano

Helen Palmer
Deleuze and Futurism: A Manifesto for Nonsense
Bloomsbury Academia, London, 2014, 280 pp
ISBN: 9781472534286

This book is an original exploration of Deleuze's dynamic philosophies of space, time and language, bringing Deleuze and futurism together for the first time. Helen Palmer investigates both the potential for creative novelty and the pitfalls of formalism within both futurist and Deleuzian linguistic practices. Through creative and rigorous analyses of Russian and Italian futurist manifestos, the 'futurist' aspects of Deleuze's language and thought are drawn out.
The genre of the futurist manifesto is a literary and linguistic model which can be applied to Deleuze's work, not only at times when he writes explicitly in the style of a manifesto but also in his earlier writings such as Difference and Repetition (1968) and The Logic of Sense (1969). The way in which avant-garde manifestos often attempt to perform and demand their aims simultaneously, and the problems which arise due to this, is an operation which can be perceived in Deleuze's writing. With a particular focus on Russian zaum, the book negotiates the philosophy behind futurist 'nonsense' language and how Deleuze propounds analogous goals in The Logic of Sense. This book critically engages with Deleuze's poetics, ultimately suggesting that multiple linguistic models operate synecdochically within his philosophy.

1. Poetics of Futurism: Zaum, Shiftology, Nonsense
2. Poetics of Deleuze: Structure, Stoicism, Univocity
3. The Materialist Manifesto
4. Shiftology 1: From Performativity to Dramatisation
5. Shiftology 2: From Metaphor to Metamorphosis
6. The See-Sawing Frontier: Linguistic Spatiotemporalities
7. Conclusion: Suffixing, Prefixing


Helen Palmer is a Lecturer in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Una espuela llamada 'eironeia'. Filosofía, Literatura y Derecho

Bärbel Frischmann (hrsg.)
Ironie in Philosophie, Literatur und Recht
Königshausen & Neumann, Würzburg, 2014, 154 pp.
ISBN: 9783826053306

B. Frischmann: Ironie in der Philosophie und Philosophische Ironie
K. Wheeler: Irony and Dramatic Art in Plato’s „Meno“
H. Westermann: Der Mantiker und die vaticinatio ex eventu: Platonische Ironie im Euthyphron
Z. Sambunjak: Die Ironie bei Wolfram von Eschenbach und Mavro Vetranovic´ C¡avc¡ic´
J. Zovko: Sokratische Ironie als Grundlage des Streites zwischen F. Schlegel und Hegel
E. Schumacher: Die Ironie der Ironie. Zum Begriff der Ironie nach Friedrich Schlegel
U. Breuer: Ethik der Ironie? Paratextuelle Programmierungen zu Friedrich Schlegels Idee der Komödie und Ludwig Tiecks Der gestiefelte Kater
V. Preljevic: „Aber woher die ernsten, mystischpolitischen Philosopheme?“ Zum Stellenwert des Ironischen in der Poetik des Novalis
A. Arndt: Schleiermachers Ironieverzicht
T. Zelic: Walter Benjamin über objektive Ironie im epischem Theater Bertolt Brechts
A. Brodocz / S. Schäller: Ironische Verfassungsrechtsprechung Die Herausgeberin Bärbel

Bärbel Frischmann ist Professorin für Geschichte der Philosophie an der Universität Erfurt

Monday, August 18, 2014

Música y Derecho. João Pessoa. Paraíba (Brasil)

A Improvisação na Música e no Direito

II florada filosófica

Auditório do Espaço Cultural do Unipê, Centro Universitário de João Pessoa. II Seminário de Direito e Música (Centro de Ciências Jurídicas PPGCJ Universidade Federal de Paraíba) sob o tema "A improvisação na Música e no Direito" no dia 20/08.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Cine y Derecho. Lo mejor de la carta, y plato de la casa

A la table du droit: Repas, droit et cinéma
Sous la direction de Nathalie Goedert
L'Harmattan (Coll. Presses Universitaires de Sceaux, Série: Ciné-Droit), Paris, 2014, 241 pp.
ISBN: 978-2343030098

Le droit encadre en permanence nos gestes alimentaires. Il influence nos choix et nos goûts. Il règle notre manière de manger, de produire et de consommer. Des règles édictent des interdits en spécifiant ce qui peut être mangé et ce qui ne doit pas l'être. D'autres organisent la protection sanitaire et enserrent le producteur dans des obligations relatives à la production ou à l'information du consommateur. L'art culinaire, dans son approche patrimoniale, génère un ensemble de droits immatériels et le classement de la gastronomie française au patrimoine mondial de l'Unesco a une portée juridique incontestable. Par ailleurs, les inégalités sociales induisent une différenciation des régimes alimentaires dont témoigne l'émergence du droit à l'alimentation considéré comme fondamental, voire naturel, dans la mesure où il répond à un besoin primaire : celui de se nourrir. Il s'agit de le garantir et de le décliner dans un contexte mondialisé. Tandis que certains meurent encore de faim, d'autres s'inquiètent de la qualité de ce qu'ils ingèrent. Le droit relatif à la sécurité alimentaire dépasse, lui aussi les frontières. Il apparaît donc que le droit accompagne notre quotidien et qu'il se terre au sein même de nos habitudes. On le trouve aussi dans notre assiette ! Sujet social, le repas est par ailleurs fréquemment représenté au cinéma. L'image rend alors nécessairement compte, parfois sans le savoir, de ce phénomène juridique.


La obra reune Actes du colloque organisé dans le cadre du Festival Ciné-Droit 30 mars-1 er avril 2012
Incluye un pequeño trabajo de Guy Magen bajo título de “Viridiana ou le festin primitif”, (pp. 2017-211).
Inevitable pues, recordar la escena, en el mejor surrealismo buñueliano, con no oculta crítica a la beneficencia franquista y su sopa boba -o bodrio- para pobres.


Vidiriana (1961), de Luis Buñuel (1900-1983)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Cine y Derecho. Cine americano: entre fantasía y cataclismo

Aknin Laurent
Mythes et idéologie du cinéma américain
Vendémiaire (Coll. Écho), Paris, 2014, 217 pp.
ISBN 978-2-36358-128-0

Films d’invasion extra-terrestre, films de monstres, films catastrophe, films de zombies ou de morts vivants, films de super héros où des hommes araignées, des hommes chauve-souris et autres mutants ont pour mission, au prix d’un combat héroïque, de sauver la planète et la démocratie...
Certes, le cinéma hollywoodien actuel, celui des grands studios et des blockbusters, est l’héritier de genres qui ont fait sa fortune. Mais ces vieilles recettes issues de la Guerre froide ont été, depuis la disparition de l’Union soviétique et surtout après le 11 septembre 2001, remises au goût du jour dans des œuvres sombres et violentes où la hantise du cataclysme et le culte de la force s’affirment sans détours.
Messianisme, paranoïa et quête de sens : ce cinéma de circonstance, ou de propagande, est surtout le révélateur d’une société qui semble avoir perdu ses repères.

Laurent Aknin est critique et historien de cinéma. Il a notamment publié Cinéma bis. 50 ans de cinéma de quartier (2007) et Le Péplum (2009).

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Literatura, Arte y Derecho en la estética post apartheid

Carrol Clarkson
Drawing the line : toward an aesthetics of transitional justice
Fordham University Press, New York, 2014,xiii, 204 pp: il.
ISBN: 9780823254156

Drawing the Line examines the ways in which cultural, political, and legal lines are imagined, drawn, crossed, erased, and redrawn in post-apartheid South Africa— through literary texts, artworks, and other forms of cultural production. Under the rubric of a philosophy of the limit, and with reference to a range of signifying acts and events, this book asks what it takes to recalibrate a socio-political scene, shifting perceptions of what counts and what matters, of what can be seen and heard, of what can be valued or regarded as meaningful. The book thus argues for an aesthetics of transitional justice and makes an appeal for a post-apartheid aesthetic inquiry, as opposed to simply a political or a legal one. Each chapter brings a South African artwork, text, speech, building, or social encounter into the ambit of topical conversations in critical theory and continental philosophy, asking: What challenge do these South African acts of signification and resignification pose, and what contribution do they make to current literary-philosophical thinking?


Part I Drawing the Line
1. Drawing the Line
2. Redrawing the Lines

Part II Crossing the Line
3- Justice and the Art of Transition
4. Intersections
5. Poets, Philosophers, and Other Animals

Part III Lines of Force
6. Visible and Invisible
7. Who Are We?



Carrol Clarkson is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Cape Town.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Derecho y Literatura colonial: South Africa, Argelia, Kenya, Israel-Palestina

Stephen Morton
States of emergency : colonialism, literature and law
Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, 2013, viii, 249 pp.
ISBN: 9781846318498

How can literature and culture from the postcolonial world help us to understand the relationship between law and violence associated with a state of emergency? And what light can legal narratives of emergency shed on postcolonial writing? States of Emergency: Colonialism, Literature and Law examines how violent anti-colonial struggles and the legal, military and political techniques employed by colonial governments to contain them have been imagined in literature and law. Through a series of case studies, the book considers how colonial states of exception have been defined and represented in the contexts of Ireland, India, South Africa, Algeria, Kenya, and Israel-Palestine, and concludes with an assessment of the continuities between these colonial states of emergency and the 'wars on terror' in Iraq, Afghanistan and Northern Pakistan. By doing so, the book considers how techniques of sovereignty, law and violence are reconfigured in the colonial present.


A Note on Translations

Part I
1. Sovereignty, Sacrifice and States of Emergency in Colonial Ireland
2. Terrorism, Literature and Sedition in Colonial India

Part II
3. States of Emergency, the Apartheid Legal Order and the Tradition of the Oppressed in South African Fiction
4. Torture, Indefinite Detention and the Colonial State of Emergency in Kenya
5. Narratives of Torture and Trauma in Algeria's Colonial State of Exception

Part III
6. The Palestinian Tradition of the Oppressed and the Colonial Genealogy of Israel's State of Exception


Stephen Morton is a Senior Lecturer for English at the University of Southampton

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Derecho, Psicoanálisis y narrativas. Brasil

Bernardo G. B. Nogueira e Ramon Mapa da Silva (Organizadores)
Direito e Literatura: Por que devemos escrever narrativas?
Arraes Editores, Belo Horizonte, 2013, 196 pp.
ISBN: 978-85-82380-43-7

O livro Direito e Literatura: Por que devemos escrever narrativas? é uma obra que relaciona personagens da literatura mundial com temas atuais do mundo jurídico, fazendo uma interface necessária e contemporânea: o direito e a literatura. A obra conta com textos de professores como Lênio Streck, que é um dos maiores pensadores de nosso país e José Manuel Aroso Linhares, professor da Universidade de Coimbra, além de reflexões de juristas e literatos de diversas partes do país.

- Bruno Camilloto Arantes & Beatriz Schettini
O ensino jurídico na terra de gigantes

- Bernardo Gomes Barbosa Nogueira
Quem é o sr. Keuner? Dialogo como a modernidade

- Fábio Belo
Vingança: defesa contra o abandono. (Breve comentário psicanalitici sobre Medela, de Eurípides)

- Cándide Lisboa Brandão e Thereza Cristina Bohlen Marcondes
Quen é você Capatu?

- Maraluce Maria Custódio
D. Benta e as estripulias de Emilia em ‘a reforma da natureza e a educação ambiental informal

- Lenio Luiz Streck
Porque precisamos de grandes narrativas no e do direito

- Sebastião Trogo
Direito e Literatura: Subsídios etmológicos para uma aproximação entre direito e literatura

- Maria Antonieta Rigueira Leal Gurgel
Em busca da inocência perdida. A interpretação e a reinvenção do direito, a parir do olhar do Pequeno Príncipe.

- Marco Flavio de Sá e Shirley Maria de Jesus
Macabea, em hora da estrela: Uma reflexão sobre a importância da cidadania.

- Carlos Augusto Teixeira Magalhães
Nem crime nem castigo: Considerações sobre ação, estrutura e As aventuras de um enfermo.

- José Luiz Quadros de Magalhães
O (dês)alienista. Reflexões a parir da obra ‘O alienista’ de Machado de Assis

- Domingos Barroso da Costa
'O cobrador': Aspectos da criminalidade contemporânea e i conto da Rubem Fonseca, em analise atravessada pela Sociologia, Psicanálise e Direito

- João Baptista Santiago Sobrinho
Riobaldo: Sob o véu de Maya

- Maria José Motta Viana e Júnia C. Magalhães Alves
'Till Eulenspiegel': Do direito e do avesso de um herói pícaro

- José Manuel Aroso Linhares
Direito e ópera: na opera? Como ópera? (and..: in...?: As...?). Uma ‘conversa sem musica’ sobre um encontro inesperado.

- Ramon Mapa da Silva
‘Matei o albatroz’: Culpa e redenção em A Balada do Velho Marinheiro.

- Tatiana Ribeiro de Souza
O julgamento de Alice


Recupero ahora esta obra colectiva que adquirí durante mi último viaje a Curituba, en mayo pasado. Pesa en ella sobre todo el enfoque antes psicoanalítico que jurídico. Varios trabajos, no obstante, lo contrapesan; así los Lenio Luiz Streck y José Manuel Aroso Linhares. Desatacaré también, por su singularidad, el que Maria José Motta Viana y Júnia C. Magalhães Alves dedican a un tema de literatura picaresca. Asimismo, por su horizonte interdisciplinario, el texto de Domingos Barroso da Costa. El de Sebastião Trogo igualmente interesante, aunque demasiado breve, como por igual sucede con el muy sugestivo de Fábio Belo. A subrayar, siempre, las contribuciones relacionadas con la literatura brasileña: J. Mª. Machado de Assis (Dom Casmurro, O alienista), Clarice Lispector (A hora da estrela), Monteiro Lobato (Serões de Dona Benta), Guimarães Rosa (Grande sertão: veredas), el cuento ‘O cobrador’, de Rubem Fonseca. Presencia de otras literaturas con Coleridge y Saint-Exupéry.

J. C. G.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Derecho y Literatura desde la Teoría sociológica compleja

Pascal Pitz
Luhmann und der Suhrkampstreit
Die Kontroverse von Recht und Literatur vor dem Hintergrund der allgemeinen Systemtheorie
Logos Verlag, Berlin, 2014, 95 pp.
ISBN: 9783832537135

Das "Recht ist die Niederlage der Vernunft" heißt es, als das LG Berlin die Verlagschefin Ulla Unseld-Berkéwicz abberuft und gemeinsam mit ihren beiden Geschäftsführern zu einer Zahlung von Schadensersatz verpflichtet. Das große Aufsehen, das der Prozess um den Suhrkampverlag in den letzten Jahren in Deutschland erregt hat, verlangt nach einer rechtswissenschaftlichen Thematisierung dergestalt, dass danach gefragt werden muss, aus welchen Gründen die rechtliche Beurteilung der streitigen Fragen mit dem Rechtsgefühl der breiten Öffentlichkeit schlichtweg nicht mehr zu vereinbaren ist. Der Autor untersucht diese Frage vor dem Hintergrund der wohl komplexesten gesellschaftswissenschaftlichen Theorie, die das letzte Jahrhundert darzubieten hat. Wie kann die Rechtsentwicklung, die außer im wissenschaftlichen Kontext in der breiten Öffentlichkeit nur selten wahrgenommen wird, von externen Faktoren beeinflusst werden? Auf der Grundlage der allgemeinen Systemtheorie des Soziologen Niklas Luhmann wird diese Arbeit nicht nur die Chancen, sondern auch Grenzen einer derartigen Einwirkung aufzeigen, sich in diesem Zusammenhang mit den rechtstheoretischen Erwägungen Gunther Teubners auseinandersetzen und stets versuchen, die gefundenen Erkenntnisse nicht abstrakt und auch nicht nur in Bezug auf das Recht und den Suhrkampstreit zu bewerten. Vielmehr soll vorrangig das Grundmuster entwickelt werden, anhand dessen Fragestellungen in vielfältigen Kontexten diskutiert werden können. Nichts anderes als einen Beitrag zu dieser Diskussion leistet der Autor, wenn er erstmalig im wissenschaftlichen Kontext den Versuch unternimmt, das Recht in Abhängigkeit vom System der Literatur zu verstehen.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

DERECHO Y LITERATURA HISPÁNICA. Studi Ispanici, Anno XXXIX – 2014. Novedad bibliográfica

Anno XXXIX – 2014, 368 pp.
Fabrizio Serra editore, Pisa - Roma
ISSN 0585-492x


José Calvo González
Presentación, pp. 11-20
Jesús Rodríguez-Velasco
Voz Muerta. Poética social y retóricas notariales en las Siete Partidas, pp. 21-40
Maximiliano A. Soler Bistué
A viva voz. La fuerza jurídica del relato en la fazaña castellana bajomedieval, pp. 41-50
Jennifer Darrell
«Contaré un caso»: la justicia y el poder en Lazarillo de Tormes, pp. 51-68
Luis Galván Moreno
La justicia en algunos autos bíblicos de Calderón, pp. 69-80
Antonio Barnés Vázquez
Don Quijote y Preciosa ante lo justo, pp. : 81-90
María Pilar García Negro
Iusfeminismo de Rosalía de Castro como refundación de la Auctoritas: autor, autoría, autoridad, pp. 91-100
Cristina Monereo Atienza
Cuestión social y derechos de la mujer en La esfinge maragata, de Concha Espina, pp. 101-116
Juan Antonio García Amado
Sobre las paradojas inmanentes a todo Derecho. A propósito del cuento La Ley, de Max Aub
pp. 117-128


José Calvo González
Los espectros de Dreyfus en Darío: del non-engagement al non-alignement, en epílogo, pp. 129-148
Carmelo Delgado Cintrón
Dominación colonial y expresión literaria: desde Aleluyas hasta Seva, pp. 149-172
Daniel Rojas Pachas
Ejercicio del poder como arquitectura carcelaria en El Señor Presidente y Arturo, la estrella más brillante, pp. 173-186
Felipe Navarro Martínez
El infierno tan temido y los círculos de la verdad, pp. 187-198 (12)
Roberto González Echevarría
El derecho romano en la constitución de Macondo, pp. 199-214
Peter Popp
Para una lectura jurídico-literaria de Crónica de una muerte anunciada desde la responsabilidad individual y colectiva, pp. 215-230
Daniel J. García López
Los espacios de la norma y los monstruos de Copi, pp. 231-248
Carlos Fradique-Méndez
Casos jurídicos en las "Niñas tristes", pp. 249-264
Felipe Fucito
La pregunta de sus ojos: una concepción del imaginario jurídico, pp. 265-248
Jaime Francisco Coaguila Valdivia
Tramas de violencia en Abril Rojo, de Santiago Roncagliolo, pp. 285-294
Carlos Ramos Núñez
La justicia y los jueces en el Sueño del celta de Mario Vargas Llosa, pp. 295-313


Juan López de Cuéllar y Vega
Declamación histórica y jurídica en defensa de la poesía, pp. 314-336
José Calvo González
Derecho poético en Rosalía de Castro: Vae Victis (Selbstjustiz), pp. 337-340
Claudio Antonio Castañeda, Manuel de J. Jiménez
Sobre la Iuspoética, pp. 341-354



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- Portal del Hispanismo (Instituto Cervantes y Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte):
* Riviste di Filologie e Letterature Mediolatina e Romanze (10/E1). Letteratura Latina Medievale e Umanistica L FIL LET 08 Riviste pubblicate in Italia FASCIA B


Fabrizio Serra editore, Pisa - Roma
Rivista annuale

Dirección: Loreto Busquets, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano

Consejo de Redaccion: Andrea Battistini, Università di Bologna; Guillermo Carnero, Universidad de Alicante; Maxime Chevalier, Université de Bordeaux; Luis Alberto de Cuenca, Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid; Teodosio Fernández, Universidad Autónoma, Madrid; Robin Lefere, Université Libre de Bruxelles; José Manuel Lòpez de Abiada, Universität Bern; Alberto Martino, Universität Wien; Blas Matamoro, Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos, Madrid; Margherita Morreale, Università degli Studi, Padova; Melchora Romanos, Universidad de Buenos Aires; Marco Santoro, Università Sapienza, Roma; María del Carmen Simón Palmer, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid; Lía Schwartz, Dartmouth College, Hanover; Gonzalo Sobejano, Columbia University, New York; Christoph Strosetzki, Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster.
Studi Ispanici
Reanuda regularmente su marcha, iniciada en 1976 por iniciativa y bajo la dirección del ilustre hispanista italiano Guido Mancini.

Studi Ispanici se abre de un lado al hispanismo internacional y del otro a un comparatismo que integra el fenómeno literario en una red de relaciones culturales que da razón de su existencia y de su peculiaridad. Studi Ispanici es una publicación anual dedicada al estudio de la literatura española e hispanoamericana. Publica artículos de investigación literaria preferentemente en torno a temas monográficos mediante aproximaciones críticas de cualquier índole (filológica, histórica, lingüística, semiológica, sociológica, filosófica, etc.) con tal de que se atengan a los criterios ineludibles de la calidad y del rigor científico. Privilegia la historia de la literatura y la crítica aplicada sin menoscabo de dedicar algún número a la teoría literaria o a cualquier otra disciplina que se considere de interés. La revista consta de una parte fundamental de ensayos y de una breve sección titulada Notas y documentos, en la que se da cabida, cuando los haya, a notas eruditas y a textos o documentos relacionados con el tema que es objeto de estudio; puede incluir también trabajos bibliográficos referidos a la materia tratada. Con su apertura a aportaciones desligadas de todo condicionamiento o discriminación ideológica y metodológica,

Studi Ispanici aspira a constituirse en un espacio independiente en el que confluyan propuestas y reflexiones críticas provenientes de un hispanismo sin fronteras, superando, mediante un adecuado comparatismo, la heterogeneidad y fragmentación aparentes de las varias manifestaciones culturales en una visión en la que todas ellas se iluminan recíprocamente


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Docencia en Law and Literature 2014/2015. University of Copenhagen. Faculty of Law. Denmark

University of Copenhagen
Faculty of Law

JJUA54070U Law and Literature 2014/2015

Language English

Credit 10 ECTS

Level Full Degree Master
Full Degree Master choice
Duration 1 semester.
Placement Autumn, September-January

Schedule A2
Continuing and further education

Study board
Contracting department
• Law

Course responsible
• Ditlev Tamm

Professor Ditlev Tamm and Ekstern lecturer Russell L. Dees
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14E-;JJUA54070U;;Law and Literature

“Law and literature” has become a widely established field of study in law schools throughout the United States and Europe. Literature presents an alternative way of thinking about the law - one that is synthetic, creative, and comfortable with ambiguity and ambivalence. Learning to read and interpret works of literature helps make you a better lawyer – for example, by providing new and deeper understandings of the law and by providing an awareness of the power of rhetoric in legal argument. This course will explore our understanding of law and the way it shapes our consciousness of ourselves and our society by reading selected works of Western literature through a lawyer’s eyes. It will provide an opportunity to think about the law in a new way from a humanistic and philosophical perspective and to read engaging works of fiction that shape our vision of the law and were shaped by actual legal dilemmas. In addition, we will be reading legal opinions that grapple with issues raised by our discussion of these works of art.
The course will examine in depth the following works of literature, focusing on the issues of law and legal advocacy they raise: Sophocles, Antigone, William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Herman Melville, Billy Budd, Franz Kafka, The Trial, Robert Bolt, A Man for All Seasons, and Albert Camus, The Stranger. Various critical readings of each of these works will also be examined. Students must participate in discussions and debates on the implications the texts raise for legal interpretation and legal advocacy. In addition, students will also be required to read relevant case law grappling with legal issues similar to those raised by these works and apply insights gained from those works in their analysis of those cases.

Learning Outcome
- Identify and explain legal issues raised by the course texts;
- Identify and explain legal advocacy issues raised by the course texts;
- Put into perspective and participate in critical thinking about legal issues through the format of the course texts; - Analyze various notions related to law and legal advocacy, such as the nature of law, the characteristics of justice, and the duties of the advocate;
- Engage in advocacy with respect to a particular legal position through the format of the course texts; Communicate and formulate his/her knowledge and familiarity with various modes of argumentation in an advocacy context;
- Become familiar with and put into perspective different historical views of the role of law and advocacy in Western civilization; and
- Improve written and oral advocacy skills in English.

Sophocles, Antigone, William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Herman Melville, Billy Budd, Franz Kafka, The Trial, Robert Bolt, A Man for All Seasons, and Albert Camus, The Stranger . Reading will also include materials assembled by the instructors.

Required readings cover approximately 500 pages.
Teaching and learning methods

Academic qualifications
Good knowledge of the English language is a requirement, not only for oral discussion but for reading the material

The course will also offer students for whom English is a second language an opportunity to improve their English-language skills by engaging in challenging discussions on works and topics to which they might not otherwise be exposed. Students are required to participate in class discussions. Final grades will be determined by a written final paper and an oral exam based on the paper.

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Credit 10 ECTS

Type of assessment Oral defence, 20 minutes
Oral exam based on synopsis, 20 minutes

Marking scale 7-point grading scale

Censorship form External censorship
Exam period 15. - 19. December 2014 (preliminary dates)

Category Hours
Seminar 34
Preparation 241
Total 275


Docencia en Law and Literature 2014/2015. University of Missouri. School of Law. USA

University of Missouri

School of Law


LAW 5720: Law and Literature

Examination of the relationship between law and literature, falling into two main areas: law-in-literature (law, legal institutions and lawyers as depicted in literary works) and law-as-literature (legal documents as literary texts subject to literary techniques of textual analysis and criticism), with emphasis on the former. Readings will include literary and legal texts.

Credit Hour: 1-3


University of Missouri School of Law
203 Hulston Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Docencia en Law and Literature 2014/2015. College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey. USA

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences


LAWS473: Seminar in Law and Literature (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the "Law and Literature" movement, an area of study developed within the legal field over the past several decades. The course is devoted to a thematic exploration and examination of the application of the concepts of law and literature and underscores areas of mutual illumination of the two vast bodies of text: legal opinions and works of literature. 3 sh.
Prerequisites: JURI 210 or LAWS 200 or departmental approval

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LAWS573: Seminar in Law and Literature (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the "Law and Literature" movement, an area of study developed within the legal field over the past several decades. The course is devoted to a thematic exploration and examination of the application of the concepts of law and literature and underscores areas of mutual illumination of the two vast bodies of text: legal opinions and works of literature. 3 sh.

Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue - 855 Valley Road
Montclair, New Jersey 07043-1624

Docencia en Law and Literature 2014/2015. Faculty of Law. University of Toronto. Curso intensivo sobre Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956)

Faculty of Law

University of Toronto
Course List (2014-2015)
Intensive Course: Brecht: A Case Study in Law and Literature (LAW708H1F)

At a Glance

First Term
Credits: 1
Hours: 14

Maximum: 25
20 JD


Monday, October 20, 2014: 4:10 - 6:00
Tuesday, October 21, 2014: 12:30 - 2:00
Wednesday, October 22, 2014: 10:30 - 12:00
Thursday, October 23, 2014: 8:30 - 10:20
Friday, October 24, 2014: 12:30 - 2:00
Monday, October 27, 2014: 12:30 - 2:00
Tuesday, October 28, 2014: 6:10 - 7:30
Wednesday, October 29, 2014: 8:50 - 10:20
Thursday, October 30, 2014: 12:30 - 2:00

Instructor(s): Dr. Bernadette Meyler. Professor of Law and English and Faculty Director of Research at the Cornell Law School

Note: Students may enroll in an intensive course that conflicts with a regular course as an exception to the general rule that students may not take courses which conflict on the timetable. Attendance at intensive courses is mandatory for the duration of the course and takes precedence over regular courses.

The law and literature enterprise has been undergirded by a largely liberal vision of the modern state. This focus has affected both the theoretical conclusions drawn from investigations of law and literature—such as the nature of the relationship between the individual and the law—and the literary texts that have supplied the staples of analysis—from Shakespeare to Dickens. By examining the work of Marxist playwright Bertolt Brecht in conjunction with classic essays on law and literature, this short course will ask what law and literature might look like from other political standpoints. Brecht’s Threepenny Trial (his notes on his lawsuit concerning the film made from his earlier Threepenny Opera), his full-length plays Arturo Ui, Caucasian Chalk Circle, and Galileo, and the Lehrstück (learning play) The Measures Taken, as well as his testimony before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, will be discussed.

Students will be required to write a paper of 2500 to 3000 words. Papers must be delivered to the Records Office by 4:00 p.m. on November 20, 2014. Students graded under the Pre-2012 grading system will be graded on an Honours/Pass/Fail basis. Graduate students will be graded according to the graduate grading scale.


University of Toronto Faculty of Law 84 Queen's Park Toronto, ON M5S 2C5

Docencia en Law and Literature 2014/2015. Kent Law School. The University of Kent, Canterbury, England, UK

Module Catalogue 2014/2015

Law and Literature - LW581

Location: Canterbury
Term: Autumn
Level: Higher
Credits (ECTS) : 15 (7.5)
Convenor: Dr. Anne Bottomley. Kent Law School

So much of law is about text and the manipulation of language: Becoming sensitive to the construction of narratives in judgements, learning to read argument in its many forms, recognising the ways in which words, and patterns of words, can be used to create effect, playing with ambiguities or seeking to express an idea with clarity, all these are fundamental skills for a lawyer. Law is also about performance, the roles which are assigned to us and the drama of the court room. And law, as text and performance, carries fundamental cultural messages about the society we live in and the values we aspire to. During this module, we will examine some of the many ways in which reading, viewing and listening to, ‘the arts’ helps us to think more concisely as well as more imaginatively about law. Our preliminary ‘reading list’ is longer than usual, it is designed to give prospective students a taste of the range of material we will cover, as well as to suggest that it will be helpful to have undertaken some preliminary work before starting the module. We welcome on to the module anyone who shares, with us, an enjoyment of reading, viewing and listening – this is a chance to be introduced to material you may not be familiar with as well as a chance to pursue an interest you may already have. Although the module is designed primarily for law students, it is also open to undergraduates from other degree programmes.

This module appears in:
• Social Sciences Undergraduate Stage 2 & 3

Contact hours
20 contact hours (combined 2-hour lecture seminar)

Method of assessment
100% coursework consisting of an essay question take from a takeaway examination paper worth 90% and a set of questions worth 10%.

Preliminary reading
• Peter Goodrich Languages of Law (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1990)
• Gilles Delueze Negotiations (New York: Columbia University Press, 1995)
• Charles Dickens Bleak House
• Franz Kafka The Trial
• Patricia Highsmith City of the Owl
• Shakespeare Titus Andronichus, Merchant of Venice and Measure for Measure
• Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice
• Oscar Wilde Ballad of Reading Gaol
• Chester Himes A Rage in Harlem
• JG Ballard High Rise
• Jean Anouilh Antigone
• Preliminary Viewing - Titus, 1999, Dir Julie Taymor
• Preliminary Viewing - The Trial, 1963, Dir Orson Wells
• Preliminary Viewing - Jagged Edge,1985, Dir Richard Marquand

Learning outcomes
• • to develop an understanding of law as a text, susceptible to manipulation.
• • to understand the origin of law in humanities rather than in social science.
• • to consider the contemporary representation of lawyers in imaginative media.
• • to develop an appreciation of how law intersects with the arts generally.
• • to develop a critical understanding of law’s claim to be truthful.

No pre-requisites

Kent Law School:

The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ

Otras barras y estrellas: Philip Roth para constitucionalistas no cándidos

Ann Basu
States of Trial : Manhood in Philip Roth's Post-War America
Bloomsbury Academic, New York, 2014, 208 pp.
ISBN; 9781623562960

This study of five towering Philip Roth novels -Operation Shylock, the American Pastoral trilogy, and The Plot Against America- explores his vision of a turbulent post-war America personified in trial-racked Jewish American men. These works collectively register the impact of post-1945 upheavals upon the nation and American trial-based myths about wholesomeness and regeneration. Roth shows how the "stories of old" which moulded American self-making have produced disorderly and disruptive counter-stories, playing themselves out in Jewish men marked by spots and stains where their constitutional integrity has been infringed.
Roth probes the nation's own constitutional testing points as he shatters the identities of characters such as fallen ace athlete Swede Levov and disgraced academic Coleman Silk. His books seek to strip away America's false innocence, demanding that historical accountability should replace myths of new beginnings. Creating arenas of trial for his American men where national discourses and narratives cross and clash, Roth's novels reveal that a culture equals its debates and allow us to see Americans and America as ongoing experiments, always being tested.


Introduction: Philip Roth’s Post-war Americans in a State of Trial
Chapter One: Turning Sentences Around: Trial Themes in The Ghost Writer, Zuckerman Unbound and The Anatomy Lesson
Chapter Two: Before the Law: Operation Shylock: A Confession
Chapter Three: Testing “Stories of Old” in American Pastoral
Chapter Four: Undoing the Bildungsroman: Cold War Trials in I Married A Communist
Chapter Five: Spooking the American National Body in The Human Stain
Chapter Six: The Plot Against America and the Trials of the American Constitution
Conclusion: Nemeses: Reworking the Trial for Post-war America


Dr. Ann Basu, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK.


Philip Roth (1933-), Premio Príncipede Asturias 2012

Docencia en Law and Literature 2014/2015. Osgoode Hall Law School. York University, Toronto. Ontario. Canada


Legal Values: Law and Literature
(3590V.03 M) Seminar

Instructor(s): Professor Kate Sutherland (Associate Dean, First Year & Associate Professor)

Winter: 3 credits; 2 hours; max. enrollment: 20

Prerequisite Courses: None

Preferred Courses: None

Presentation: Discussion and student presentations.

Upper Year Research and Writing Requirement: Yes

Praxicum: No
The field of law and literature is often divided into two strands: “law in literature” and “law as literature.” The “law in literature” strand explores representations of law in poems, short stories, novels, and other literary texts. The “law as literature” strand analyses legal texts through the lens of literary theory, examining the relationship between literary criticism and legal criticism, and between literary theory and legal theory. This seminar will delve into both strands in considering the broad question of how works of literature and literary theory might enhance our understanding of law. Topics of discussion may include: representations of law and legal institutions in fiction, the role of storytelling in law, rhetoric and legal argument, theories of interpretation, and literature and legal change. Readings will be comprised of literary and legal texts as well as scholarly works on law and literature.
Evaluation: 1) A paper worth 75% of the final mark. Students will determine their own paper topics in consultation with the instructor. 2) A series of assignments worth 25% of the final mark. This will include short commentaries on three of the readings, a paper proposal, and an in-class presentation.

Fuente: OSGOODE SYLLABUS OF COURSES AND SEMINARS 2014-2015 Fall / Winter$FILE/Osgoode_Syllabus_2014-2015.pdf

QS World University Rankings ranked York University’s law school (Osgoode Hall) as the fourth best in Canada and in the top 100 in the world. Included in this, York was 4th best when it came to academic reputation and 7th best in Canada for citations per paper. If this wasn’t enough to believe that Osgoode Hall is one of the best law schools in Canada, there’s more.

MacLean’s has consistently ranked Osgoode Hall as the second best law school in Canada by having a well rounded rating in all the metrics but also by having the second best faculty citation score.
As such, York U undoubtedly has an excellent level of education


La York University/Université York es la tercera universidad más grande de Canadá