Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Colectanea en Derecho y Humanidades.


 
Legal Theory and the Humanities.
Peter Goodrich & Maksymilian Del Mar (eds.),
Ashgate, Famhan; Surrey; Burlington: 2014, xxvi, 525 pp.
ISBN: 9781409452232

The papers selected for this volume offer a panorama of problems and methods at the intersection of legal theory and the humanities. The issues addressed include the role of the emotions and the imagination in legal reasoning, and the protection of the diversity of voices and perspective in the name of community. The articles balance renewed calls to humanise legal theory with those that analyse and explore the relevance of specific domains of the humanities - such as literature, architecture, music, painting, drawing and film - for law.


Part I. Imagination, emotion and the particular

Empathy, legal storytelling, and the rule of law : new words, old wounds? / Toni M. Massaro
Poets as judges : judicial rhetoric and the literary imagination / Martha C. Nussbaum
The echo of a sentimental jurisprudence / Ian Ward

Part II. Voice, perspective and community
The judicial opinion and the poem : ways of reading, ways of life / James Boyd White --
Law as rhetoric, rhetoric as law: the arts of cultural and communal life / James Boyd White --
The judicial opinion as literary genre / Robert A. Ferguson --
Narrative transactions: does the law need a narratology? / Peter Brooks --
Ghosts of law and humanities (past, present, future) / Marett Leiboff --
Part III. Image, vision and pattern

The aesthetics of American law / Pierre Schlag
Tele-tribunals: anatomy of a medium / Cornelia Vismann. PreCrime never pays!: "law and economics" / William P. MacNeil
Visiocracy: on the futures of the fingerpost / Peter Goodrich


Part IV. Space, Music and performance

Law, music, and other performing arts / Sanford Levinson and J.M. Balkin
Theatre of deferral : the image of the law and the architecture of the Inns of Court / David Evans Prelude : senses and symbols in aesthetic experience / Desmond Manderson
Legal performance good and bad / Julie Stone Peters
Screening law / Peter Goodrich.

Peter Goodrich, Cardozo Law School, USA
Maksymilian Del Mar, Queen Mary University of London.

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