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Book Title

Beyond Portia: Women, Law and Literature in the United States

Editor

Jacqueline St. Joan & Annette Bennington McElhiney

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This pioneering anthology presents an interdisciplinary collage of women's experiences with the law by mixing creative and analytical writings in law and literature. Beyond Portia opens with grounding essays in both literary and legal theory, and offers two collections of essays, stories, and poems that focus in turn on law and literature on families, and law and literature on abuse of women. Drawing on the idea that literature by women can offer material richer than the typical case fact pattern used in traditional legal training, the editors show that both literature and literary methods of reading can help articulate otherwise unspoken premises in legal decision-making, bringing them into the open for examination.

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9781555533052

Publication Date

1-1-1997

City

Boston, MA

Publisher

Northeastern University Press

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