Jog és irodalom : az előkérdések tárgyalása

Nagy Tamás: Jog és irodalom : az előkérdések tárgyalása. In: Acta Universitatis Szegediensis : acta juridica et politica, (67) 15. pp. 1-42. (2005)

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This study seeks to offer a short introduction to contemporary law and literature studies. As part of the jurisprudential scenery of our days the law and humanities movement - including law and literature - shares alike in its „risks and possibilities". Theoretical knowledge about law has become rather destabilized over the last three decades. Nowadays any form of legal scholarship must face serious metatheoretical issues. First of all: how to define jurisprudence? What is its valid canon? What does count as mainstream and what as outsider jurisprudence? What are the evaluation standards that all theories must meet? What is the condition and the point of jurisprudential activity? Furthermore (as to the specific problems of law and literature): how inderdisciplinary legal scholarship is possible? How to answer the question whether law is literature or narrative or has Pierre Schlag put it right when saying that „to try to understand American law as a kind of literature is a bit like trying to apprehend Soviet Communism as a movement dedicated to sponsoring socialist realism"? Even more questions arise when one tries to analyse law and literature as a kind of modern reincarnation of the „configuration of law and letters" in American culture (to borrow Robert Ferguson's term). Seen as part of a jurisprudential history the account of law and literature examinations involves issues such as whether one can describe the past of legal theory objectively or (according to contemporary historiography) is it just another fiction like literature itself? Is there a true story? These are the questions this study asks in the hope of some answers - if there are any at all.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta Universitatis Szegediensis : acta juridica et politica
Date: 2005
Volume: 67
Number: 15
ISSN: 0324-6523
Page Range: pp. 1-42
Language: Hungarian, English
Publisher: Szegedi Tudományegyetem Állam- és Jogtudományi Karának tudományos bizottsága
Place of Publication: Szeged
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Jogtudomány
Additional Information: Bibliogr. a lábjegyzetekben ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 05. Social sciences
05. Social sciences > 05.05. Law
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 15. 11:12
Last Modified: 2023. Dec. 05. 13:25

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