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Crossing Borders


Law, language and literature
J. Gaakeer & F. Ost
Pages: 180 pages
Shipping Weight: 350 gram
Published: 07-2008
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789058503732

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Proceedings of the Special Workshop on Law and Literature held at the 23rd World Conference of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR), August, 2007, Cracow.Given the theme of the congress, ‘Differences and Similarities between Legal Cultures’, much attention was devoted to interdisciplinary developments in law and legal theory. Within these developments, the interrelation of law, language, and literature takes a prominent place, now that law and literature meet at the foundational level of language, which they share as their instrument. ‘Law as Literature’, then, starts from the claim that developing a feeling for language and literary style benefits any legal professional, and ‘Law in Literature’ is devoted to analyses of literary works with a law-related topic in a broad sense.

Scholars from countries as varied as Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom found themselves attracted to these topics. The result is this collection that is in itself also a reflection of the wide range of levels at which contemporary discussions in the field take place.