Docencia en Law and Literature 2014/2015. Brown University. USA

Brown University. Seminar

ENGL 1950F S01 [CRN: 15301]

This seminar explores the conceptual, psychological and rhetorical connections between literature and law, examining how both disciplines shape the imagination but also aim to elicit response and responsibility. We will consider how literary works, legal writings, and legal opinions inform each other, but also illuminate each other’s blind spots. Looking beyond trial scenes, the course invites students to think about how principles and notions in law structure, and are structured by, literature and language. Authors include Walter Benjamin, Joseph Conrad, Albert Camus, Rebecca West, and Chinua Achebe; legal texts by Holmes, Bentham, Cover and a number of judicial opinions. Limited to 20 senior English concentrators.


Fall 2014

Credit Hours


Maximum Enrollment


Primary Instructor

Ravit Reichman. Associate Professor of English. Department of English


3:00 pm – 5:30 pm Mon – from Sep 3, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014

Exam Group Code

15 (Dec 15, 2014 9:00am)

Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA

Phone: 401-863-1000

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