Un-Disciplining Literature: Literature, Law, and Culture (Counterpoints #121) (Hardcover)

Un-Disciplining Literature: Literature, Law, and Culture (Counterpoints #121) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Joe L. Kincheloe (Editor), Kostas Myrsiades (Editor) Cover Image
By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Joe L. Kincheloe (Editor), Kostas Myrsiades (Editor)
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This is book number 121 in the Counterpoints series.


This collection offers fresh and challenging essays by scholars in law, English and comparative literature, social and political thought, and communication studies. It explores unique angles of vision that allow us to read legal opinions as well as criminal cases, abortion clinic violence, trial testimony (victim impact statements), legal authority, and legal fictions of personal and national identity (passports). The literature it analyzes ranges from Shakespeare's Richard II and The Merchant of Venice to Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, E. M. Forster's A Passage to India, Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient, Anthony Trollope's Orley Farm, and Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway. Providing a breadth of material, this collection breaks through disciplinary boundaries as new voices challenge old paradigms, pushing marginalized questions into the center of the literature and law enterprise.

About the Author

The Editors: Kostas Myrsiades is Professor of Comparative Literature at West Chester University and Editor of College Literature. He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Indiana University. In addition to numerous articles on, and translations from, modern Greek literature and culture, he is the author/editor/translator of 15 books on modern Greek poetry and folklore and the theory of literature. Linda Myrsiades is Associate Professor of English at West Chester University, Pennsylvania, and Associate Editor of College Literature. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Drama from Indiana University. She has written extensively on modern Greek folklore and business writing and is the author/editor of seven books on literature and Greek folk drama.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780820445410
ISBN-10: 082044541X
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: January 11th, 2000
Pages: 303
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints