Law Text Culture


The title of this Canadian contribution to Law and Literature Adversaria - carefully indicates, Anne McGillivray informs us, the "avoidance of canonical closures", and the collection offers critical perspectives on law and on literature drawn from semiotics, narratology, postcolonial theory, new historicism, rhetoric, political and economic theory, together with essays offering a more indigenous method arising from an exchange of information, method and values between literature and law, as in the essay of Lawrence Douglas on Billy Budd, and in Stephen A Cohen's paper on law, equity and ideology in The Merchant of Venice.