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Literature and Legal Discourse Equity and Ethics from Sterne to Conrad

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ISBN-10: 0521126800

ISBN-13: 9780521126809

Edition: N/A

Authors: Dieter Paul Polloczek

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The intersection between law and literature is a developing area in literary studies. Recent work argues that literature provides an imaginary forum in which legal ideals and practices may be tested. Dieter Polloczek's study develops this idea to show 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's study is both theoretical and historical, extending from the eighteenth century to the modernist period, and covering texts from Sterne, Dickens, Bentham and Conrad.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

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