A collection of intellectual, popular, and askance texts that share in the love of law and literature.

2014 Publications Roundup

Here’s a sample of the publications generated by the LLHAA community this year: Cassandra Sharp, “Justice with a Vengeance: Retributive Desire in Popular Imagination” in M. Asimow & K. Brown eds, Law and Popular Culture: International Perspectives (2014) 153-176. The punishment of criminal behaviour has always been a hot topic in popular culture. Whether in…

Forthcoming Books by LLH Members

Cassandra Sharp and Marett Leiboff, eds. Cultural Legal Studies: Law’s Popular Cultures and the Metamorphosis of Law  June 2015 What can popular cultures offer law, as a basis for critical practice? This introduction to the ‘cultural legal studies’ movement takes up this question as it presents a new encounter with the ‘cultural turn’ in law…

Book Recommendation: Story About Feeling

Feeling Jurisprudential By Darren Parker Excuse the bias, but the law and literature crowd are pretty switched on. You people are pretty open to new ideas, alternative viewpoints and novel contrasts and comparisons when it comes to literary works and their relationship(s) with law. However, the broader legal ‘profession’ perhaps sways to the more conservative…

Book Review: Fleur Johns, Non-Legality in International Law – Unruly Law, University of Cambridge Press, 2013

Shaun McVeigh This book joins a growing literature that is concerned with the technical means by which relations of law are created and deployed. In part this literature is presented as ‘ethnographic’ in style but more often its strength comes from developing prudential and critical accounts of the roles and tactics of the offices and…

Book Review: Chris Butler’s Henri Lefebvre: Spatial Politics, Everyday Life and the Right to the City, Routledge, 2012

Shaun McVeigh Spatial Politics is published as part of Routledge’s Nomikoi critical legal thinkers series. It presents a law-sensitive account of the broad range of Henri Lefebvre’s scholarship. For some the body of Lefebvre’s work is best left to the history of Marxist scholarship in France. This would be a pity. Chris Butler offers an…