Ethics of Reading VI - Criminal Cases: Reading Law with Literature/Obscenity, Pornography, and Speech
Audience:Open to the Public
Organized by Professor Peter Brooks
Sponsored by the University Center for Human Values, Department of Comparative Literature, Program in Law and Public Affairs, and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
This seminar will study important legal cases in the field of criminal justice alongside works of literature that appear to deal with the same issues. Focus on reading legal opinions, especially concerning: guilty minds and guilty acts, detection, evidence, confessions, punishment. Attention also to the analysis of narrative and rhetoric in both law and literature.
Open to the public.