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Judging from Experience: Law, Praxis, Humanities

Jeanne Gaakeer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474442480
eISBN:
9781474460286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442480.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Judging from Experience forms part of Law and Literature and/or, more broadly, Law and Humanities, the interdisciplinary movement in legal theory that focuses on the various bonds of law, language ... More


Singing the Law: Oral Jurisprudence and the Crisis of Colonial Modernity in East African Literature

Peter Leman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621136
eISBN:
9781800341227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621136.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

“Singing the Law” is about the legal lives and afterlives of oral cultures in East Africa, particularly as they appear within the pages of written literatures during the colonial and postcolonial ... More


Law, Utopia, Event: A Constellation of Two Trajectories

Johan Van Der Walt

in Law and the Utopian Imagination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804790819
eISBN:
9780804791861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790819.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Law and the utopian imagination constitute a constellation of two opposite responses to disrupting events. Attempts at resettling the social in the wake of unsettling events ultimately resort to law ... More


Introduction: Temp/orality in Law and East African Literature

Peter Leman

in Singing the Law: Oral Jurisprudence and the Crisis of Colonial Modernity in East African Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621136
eISBN:
9781800341227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621136.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introductory chapter establishes a critical framework for reading oral jurisprudence in East Africa in relationship to narratives of temporality in British colonial law, colonial and postcolonial ... More


Introduction Theaters of Pardoning

Bernadette Meyler

in Theaters of Pardoning

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501739330
eISBN:
9781501739392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739330.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The introduction draws on theories of genre and existing work in early modern law and literature to define the attributes and explain the significance of theaters of pardoning. Demonstrating the ... More


Bartleby, Barbarians and the Legality of Literature

Faith Barter

in Latour and the Passage of Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748697908
eISBN:
9781474416061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697908.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Faith Barter renews the conjunction of law and literature through the lens of ‘their shared interest in troubling the definition of the human’. Bartleby, in Melville’s story, traverses the superhuman ... More


Theaters of Pardoning

Bernadette Meyler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501739330
eISBN:
9781501739392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739330.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

To address the roots of pardoning’s treatment in contemporary politics and uncover what new formulations of pardoning might contribute, this book examines the role of what it calls “theaters of ... More


The Diasporic Poetics of Queer Martial Law Literature

Martin Joseph Ponce

in Beyond the Nation: Diasporic Filipino Literature and Queer Reading

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814768051
eISBN:
9780814768662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814768051.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the queer critiques of martial law and U.S. popular culture as staged in novels by Bino Realuyo, R. Zamora Linmark, and Noël Alumit. This group of texts—Relauyo's The Umbrella ... More


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