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Law and the Humanities
An Introduction

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Austin Sarat, Matthew Anderson, Cathrine Frank, Costas Douzinas, Kathryn Abrams, Steven L. Winter, Chaya Halberstam, Matthew Smith, Susan Sage Heinzelman, Richard Sherwin, Susanna Lee, Christine Farley, Penny Pether, Ravit Reichman, Harriet Murav, Ariela Gross, Lindsay Farmer, Jan-Melissa Schramm, Desmond Manderson, Karl Shoemaker
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  • Date Published: October 2009
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521899055

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  • Law and the Humanities: An Introduction brings together a distinguished group of scholars from law schools and an array of the disciplines in the humanities. Contributors come from the United States and abroad in recognition of the global reach of this field. This book is, at one and the same time, a stock taking both of different national traditions and of the various modes and subjects of law and humanities scholarship. It is also an effort to chart future directions for the field. By reviewing and analyzing existing scholarship and providing thematic content and distinctive arguments, it offers to its readers both a resource and a provocation. Thus, Law and the Humanities marks the maturation of this “law and” enterprise and will spur its further development.

    • The first book of its kind in the field
    • Interdisciplinary and global
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    • Date Published: October 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521899055
    • length: 552 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.848kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: on the origins and prospects of the humanistic study of law Austin Sarat, Matthew Anderson and Cathrine Frank
    Part I. Perspectives on the History and Significance of Scholarship in Law and the Humanities: Three Views:
    1. A humanities of resistance: fragments for a legal history of humanity Costas Douzinas
    2. Three tales of two texts: an introduction to law and the humanities Kathryn Abrams
    3. Law, culture, and humility Steven L. Winter
    Part II. Ideas of Justice:
    4. Biblical: the passion of the God of justice Chaya Halberstam
    5. Natural and human Catherine Kellogg
    6. Positive Matthew Smith
    7. Postmodern justice Peter Goodrich
    Part III. Imagining the Law:
    8. The novel Susan Sage Heinzelman
    9. Imagining law as film: representation without reference Richard Sherwin
    10. Law and television: screen phenomena and captive audiences Susanna Lee
    11. Art Christine Farley
    Part IV. Linguistic, Literary and Cultural Processes in Law:
    12. Language Penny Pether
    13. Interpretation Jay Mootz
    14. Narrative and rhetoric Ravit Reichman
    15. Justice as translation Harriet Murav
    16. The constitution of history and memory Ariela Gross
    Part V. Institutional Processes:
    17. Trials Lindsay Farmer
    18. Testimony, witnessing Jan-Melissa Schramm
    19. Judgment in law and the humanities Desmond Manderson
    20. Punishment Karl Shoemaker.

  • Editors

    Austin Sarat, Amherst College, Massachusetts
    Austin Sarat is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence Political Science at Amherst College. He is author or editor of more than sixty books, including Mercy on Trial: What It Means to Stop an Execution; When the State Kills: Capital Punishment and the American Condition; Something to Believe In: Politics, Professionalism, and Cause Lawyers (with Stuart Scheingold); and The Blackwell Companion to Law and Society, among many others. Sarat is editor of the journal Law, Culture and the Humanities and of Studies in Law, Politics and Society. In 1997, Sarat received the Harry Kalven Award given by the Law & Society Association for distinguished research on law and society. In 2004, he received the 2004 Reginald Heber Smith Award, given biennially to honor the best scholarship on the subject of equal access to justice. It was given in recognition of his work on cause lawyering and the three books he has produced on the subject. In 2006, the Association for the Study of Law Culture and the Humanities awarded him the James Boyd White Prize for distinguished scholarly achievement in recognition of his 'innovative and outstanding' work in the humanistic study of law. In 2009 he received the Stan Wheeler Award from the Law & Society Association for distinguished teaching and mentoring.

    Matthew Anderson, University of New England, Maine
    Matthew Anderson is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of English and Language Studies at the University of New England. His teaching and scholarship combine an interest in law and in literature, particularly the ways in which issues of trauma and justice are registered in legal and literary texts. In 2005, he edited a special issue of Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, 'Towards a Critique of Guilt: Perspectives from Law and the Humanities.' In 2009, he and Cathrine O. Frank received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (USA) to direct a summer institute for college and university faculty on 'The Rule of Law', with an emphasis on the place of legal studies in the liberal arts.

    Cathrine O. Frank, University of New England, Maine
    Cathrine O. Frank is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Language Studies at the University of New England. Frank teaches and publishes in the areas of Victorian studies and law and literature. She has written on testamentary law and the realist novel as legal and literary modes of creating individual and cultural identity in such journals as Law and Literature, College Literature, and English Literature in Transition. She is author of the forthcoming Law, Literature, and the Transmission of Culture, 1837–1925: England's Novel Bequests.

    Contributors

    Austin Sarat, Matthew Anderson, Cathrine Frank, Costas Douzinas, Kathryn Abrams, Steven L. Winter, Chaya Halberstam, Matthew Smith, Susan Sage Heinzelman, Richard Sherwin, Susanna Lee, Christine Farley, Penny Pether, Ravit Reichman, Harriet Murav, Ariela Gross, Lindsay Farmer, Jan-Melissa Schramm, Desmond Manderson, Karl Shoemaker

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