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Law and Literature perspectives


 

Law and literature have of late  been matched  and set against each other  by a new-born field of  interdisciplinary studies. The latter, typically Anglo-Saxon, developed within  the  principles of the Common Law. In the last thirty years, law and literature,  analysed and investigated side by side, have gained in  popularity  on the international scene.

Scientific research on “law and literature” is based on integrating law (comparative law in particular), literary criticism and literature both on the ontological and the hermeneutical plane,  and literary methodology. On the one hand, then,  legal methodology  could assist  scholars in analysing and understanding literary texts by implementing tools and strategies typical of the law.  On the other hand, by contrast, literary methodology  could offer jurists a novel key to the understanding  of  legal texts.    Thus, both  literary criticism and studies of comparative law  are approached in a wholly new perspective.

The group of research collaborates with many European and Extra-European institutions, such as Cardozo School in Law and Literature (New York), Birkbeck College (London, Newcastle School of Law, Warwick School of Law, University of Wollongong (Australia), University of Koeln, University of Muenster, Villa Vigoni Italo-German centre of studies, Erasmus University of Rotterdam,  Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm,  University of Stirling, University of Texas at Dallas. It is connected to the Associazione Italiana  di Diritto e Letteratura AIDEL (www.aidel.it).  It has as its scientific organ the journal Polemos, a Journal of Law, Literature and Culture and the series Law and Literature, both published by DeGruyter in Berlin.

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Daniela Carpi

URL
www.aidel.it

Valentina Adami
Research Scholarship Holders
Daniela Carpi
Full Professor
Sidia Fiorato
Assistant Professor
Chiara Battisti
Associate Professor
Raffaele Cutolo
Teaching Assistant
Topic Research area ISI-CRUI
Bioethics, Biolaw and Literature Letteratura inglese e letterature anglofone
ENGLISH LITERATURE  -  Science Fiction / Literature & Science
Law and the Body Letteratura inglese e letterature anglofone
ENGLISH LITERATURE  -  Critical Theory & Poetics
Ecocriticism and British Literature/culture Letteratura inglese e letterature anglofone
ENGLISH LITERATURE  -  Critical Theory & Poetics
Equity: literary and juridical intersections Letteratura inglese e letterature anglofone
ENGLISH LITERATURE  -  Critical Theory & Poetics
Iconology of the law in Literature Letteratura inglese e letterature anglofone
ENGLISH LITERATURE  -  Visual Arts & Image Studies
The concept of power in the Renaissance Letteratura inglese e letterature anglofone
ENGLISH LITERATURE  -  Theatre
Contemporary detective fiction Letteratura inglese e letterature anglofone
ENGLISH LITERATURE  -  Crime
Literature and the Performing Arts Letteratura inglese e letterature anglofone
ENGLISH LITERATURE  -  Theatre
Performing Arts
Literature and the Visual Arts Letteratura inglese e letterature anglofone
ENGLISH LITERATURE  -  Visual Arts & Image Studies
Literature and dance Letteratura inglese e letterature anglofone
ENGLISH LITERATURE  -  Visual Arts & Image Studies
Literature and Fashion studies Letteratura inglese e letterature anglofone
ENGLISH LITERATURE  -  Cultural Studies and Mentalities
Literature and medicine Letteratura inglese e letterature anglofone
ENGLISH LITERATURE  -  Science Fiction / Literature & Science
Filmic adaptations and novels Letteratura inglese e letterature anglofone
ENGLISH LITERATURE  -  Film Studies
Shakespeare and the law Letteratura inglese e letterature anglofone
ENGLISH LITERATURE  -  Shakespeare

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