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Title Law and justice in literature, film and theater : Nordic perspectives / edited by Karen-Margrethe Simonsen
Published Berlin : De Gruyter, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (176 pages)
Series Law & Literature ; v. 5
Law & Literature
Contents Preface; Crossing Borders; Law and Literatu_re in a Nordic Legal Perspective; Nordic Sameness and Difference; "With Laws Shall Our Land Be Built Up". The Law in the Sagas -- Ideal and Failure; Two Conceptions of Justice in the Kalevala: A Nietzschean Reading; From Natural Law To The Nature Of Laws: Ludvig Holberg; The Confession of a Judge. On Narrative Desire and Law in Steen Steensen Blicher's Early Crime Story "the Pastor of Vejlbye"; Contesting Narratives: Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House and Trygve Allister Diesen's Hold My Heart; The Subject of the Law
From 'Law and Literature' to 'Law and Humanities': Transatlantic Dialogues on Film -- the Case of Lars von TrierList of contributors
Summary This volume is a Nordic contribution to research on law and humanities. It treats the legal culture of the Nordic countries through intensive analyses of canonical Nordic literature, film and theater from the Icelandic sagas to Lars von Trier's Dogme films of today. It strives to answer two fundamental questions: Is there a special Nordic justice? What does the Nordic legal and literary culture mean for the concept of justice and for the understanding of the interdisciplinary exchange of law and literature?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Justice in literature.
Law and literature -- Scandinavia.
Law in motion pictures.
Law -- Social aspects -- Scandinavia.
Form Electronic book
Author Simonsen, Karen-Margrethe, 1962-
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