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- DescriptionThis book contributes significantly to Law and Literature studies. Arguing for the political relevance of their work, the editors open the volume with an introduction that summarizes topical developments in law enforcement and penal politics including the prisonization of American society and popular support for - tolerance- approaches to crime. The fourteen essays that follow six on trials and eight on prisons discuss subjects ranging from the political ramifications of Captain Kidd s trials for piracy to a reading of South African prison memoirs and include treatments of prison films, courtroom dramas and works by Dickens, Shakespeare and Scott. The volume demonstrates powerfully how concepts of criminality are constructed and how literature participates in, and sometimes enhances, general discursive traditions of adversarial litigation and carcerality.
- Author BiographyThe Editors: Monika Fludernik is Professor of English Literature at the University of Freiburg. She has published widely in the areas of narratology, postcolonial theory and eighteenth-century aesthetics. Author of Reading Eating Disorders (Lang 2003). Greta Olson is a research fellow at the University of Freiburg. Her publications include work on Shakespeare, narratology and cultural studies.
- PublisherPeter Lang GmbH
- Date of Publication01/04/2004
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationFrankfurt am Main
- Country of PublicationGermany
- ImprintPeter Lang GmbH
- Content Note3 fig., 1 table
- Weight450 g
- Width148 mm
- Height210 mm
- Edited byGreta Olson,Monika Fludernik
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