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American University Washington College of Law    
 
    
 
  Nov 18, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

LAW - 819 Law and Literature Seminar


(3 hrs.)

Topics include lawmaking and literary creativity as analogous acts of ordering, similarities (and differences) between reading legal and literary texts, legal conceptions of authorship and the creative process, competing visions of justice in nonlegal literature, literary critiques of law and the legal profession, and modern and postmodern critical theory and its impact on law.