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Vengeance, Complicity, and Criminal Law in Othello

Richard H. Mcadams

in Shakespeare and the Law: A Conversation among Disciplines and Professions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924939
eISBN:
9780226924946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924946.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

In Othello, a legal question is posed for lawyers regarding Iago: is he criminally liable for the murder of Desdemona? An extraordinary thought experiment for testing the limit of Elizabethan ... More


Fatal Fictions: Crime and Investigation in Law and Literature

Alison L. LaCroix, Richard H. McAdams, and Martha C. Nussbaum (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190610784
eISBN:
9780190610807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610784.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Drama

Writers of fiction have always confronted topics of crime and punishment. This age-old fascination with crime on the part of authors and readers is not surprising, given that criminal justice touches ... More


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