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Literature and Legal Discourse Equity and Ethics from Sterne to Conrad




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Genere:Libro
Lingua: Inglese
Pubblicazione: 12/2009





Note Editore

The intersection between law and literature is a developing area in literary studies. Existing work has argued that literature provides an imaginary forum in which legal ideals and practices may be tested. In Literature and Legal Discourse: Equity and Ethics from Sterne to Conrad Dieter Polloczek develops this idea by comparing the notion of equity, or ethics, in fiction with its legal equivalent. He shows how the novel, with its increasing social scope and formal sophistication, provided a means of transmitting, questioning and refining society's traditions, values and modes of self-questioning. Polloczek analyses the links between actual legal fictions like substituted judgements, notions of equity, literary tropes and the construction and representation of social bonds through sentiment, philanthropy and marginalisation. Pollozcek's study is both theoretical and historical, covering a period that extends from the eighteenth century to the modernist period, and texts from Sterne, Dickens, Bentham and Conrad.




Sommario

Introduction; 1. Trappings of a transnational gaze: legal and sentimental confinement in Sterne's novels; 2. Reinstitutionalising the common law: Bentham on the security and flexibility of legal rules; 3. Aporias of retribution and questions of responsibility: classifying the legacy of incarceration in Dickens's Bleak House; 4. A curse gone recursive: the case and cause of solidarity in Conrad's The Nigger of the 'Narcissus'; 5. Conclusion.




Prefazione

Existing work has argued that literature provides an imaginary forum in which legal ideals and practices may be tested. Dieter Polloczek develops this idea in a theoretical and historical study, extending from the eighteenth century to the modernist period, and covering texts from Sterne, Dickens, Bentham and Conrad.







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ISBN:

9780521126809

Condizione: Nuovo
Dimensioni: 229 x 16 x 152 mm Ø 420 gr
Formato: Brossura
Pagine Arabe: 280






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