LAW7891 - Law and Literature

LAW7891 - Law and Literature

Course Number: 

7891

Type: 

Seminar

Credits: 

3

Prerequisite(s):

none

Looks at the intersection of law and literature, and more generally law and art in several ways. Topics include: (1) the right to creative expression under the Constitution, including consideration of the notion of pornography and critical responses (feminist, conservative, and other) to artistic "license;" (2) theories of interpretation, including the comparison of literary and legal texts as communicative and expressive media; (3) the forms and limits of artistic approaches to legal and political issues, including novels, short stories and movies.