By Kieran Dolin
Kieran Dolin introduces the interdisciplinary examine of legislations and literature and charts the background of the transferring relatives among the 2 disciplines, from the open association among literature and legislations within the sixteenth-century lodges of courtroom to the fewer obvious hyperlinks of up to date tradition. each one bankruptcy is organised round a recognized trial or literary-legal come across. The vast resonance of such trials illuminates the cultural centrality of legislation, and the social responsiveness of literature. This publication offers an available advisor to 1 of the main interesting parts of interdisciplinary scholarship at the present time.
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Among the leading feminist practitioners are Martha Minow, Susan Sage Heinzelman and Robin West. In ‘ ‘‘Going Somewhere’’: Maternal Infanticide and the Ethics of Judgment’, Heinzelman analyses two infanticide cases in contemporary Texas, and a modern Irish poem on the same subject. The case of Susan Bienek was a trial fought on competing stereotypes of the ‘good’ and the ‘bad mother’, in which the actual circumstances of her life and mental condition at the time of the event were unable to be voiced.
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A Critical Introduction to Law and Literature by Kieran Dolin