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Ethics of Reading VI - Criminal Cases: Reading Law with Literature/State, Crime, Policing

Dec 16, 2015 04:30PM to 06:00PM
301 Marx Hall


Open to the Public
Peter Brooks, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholar, University Center for Human Values and Department of Comparative Lierature

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.