339.01 Law and Literature
This course concentrates on possible relationships between law and literature. The major themes will be the depiction of law and lawyers in popular and highbrow fiction; the relationship between the interpretation of legal and literary texts; law in utopia and dystopia; crime, punishment and racial justice and the romantic conception of authorship. Fair warning: the course involves considerable reading – but almost all of it consists of works of fiction. For the final exam, which you will have 2 weeks to complete, you will be given a list of very broad essay topics brought up by the books we have read, and will write 2, 2000 word essays on the topics of your choice.
|Course Number||Course Credits||Evaluation Method||Instructor||Meeting Day/Times||Room|
|James Boyle||M/W 4:00 PM-5:25 PM|
|Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.339.01.F20|
|Email list: LAW.339.01.F20@sakai.duke.edu|