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COLT 49: Special Topics: Themes

Winter 2014: Mladek (2A)

Law and/as Literature

Ever since the exclusion of poets from Plato’s Republic, literature has often been accused of being dangerous. Law, on the other hand, is considered to work at the behest of the status quo. Although sharing the same medium (the written text), law and literature seem to be worlds apart. This class will probe this relationship, both the representation of the law in literature and how law itself is a kind of literature: law as literature. (LIT/INT/W)

Last Updated: 6/27/12