2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

LIT 305 Foundations of Literature and Law

3 hours 

This course will give students the tools to think and write effectively about the emerging interdisciplinary field of literature and the law. We will identify and question the basic rules and assumptions of both literature and the law, and examine the ways in which the two disciplines converge and diverge. Topics may include: literature and law as narrative systems; acts of interpretation; the status of facts; literature as a point of resistance to the law; the role of persuasion in law and storytelling; reading law as literature.




ENG 201 and LIT 260