Aug 18, 2019  
2018-2019 College of Liberal Arts 
    
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ENGL 309 - Law and Literature

4 credits
This course examines the intersection of law and literature from an historical as well as a philosophical perspective. How are legal practices and the rhetorical processes that we associate with law represented in literature? How do these practices and systems of logic teach us to separate fact from fiction? And how does the narrative and representational logic of literature inform the law? We address these questions through a series of historically specific fical points that demonstrate the shared terrain of literary and legal discourse. Topics include citizenship, slavery, segregation, crime, punishment, the history of rights, and the religious roots of law. Offered every other fall.



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