33.2 | Karlijn Herforth

Justice for Trees: Representations of the Law in Richard Powers’ The Overstory This article examines the representation of ecological justice and the legal responsibilities for nonhuman species in the novel The Overstory (2018) by Richard Powers. Focusing on the preservation of the forest, I argue that the novel illustrates how the capitalist and anthropocentric foundations of… Continue reading 33.2 | Karlijn Herforth

33.2 | Maria Aaftink

God on Trial: Forgiveness and Justice in the Trial of Mary Doria Russell’s The Sparrow Atrocities challenge not only our belief in justice, but they also poseserious challenges to our ability to continue living in the aftermathof injustice. The Sparrow (1996), by Mary Doria Russell, is a science fiction story about a Jesuit mission to an alien… Continue reading 33.2 | Maria Aaftink

33.2 | Sofía Forchieri

Unsettling Spaces: Responsibility and Complicity in Roberto Bolaño’s By Night in Chile This essay explores artworks’ potential to foster a critical engagement with forms of involvement in political violence that often fall beyond the scope of the law. It does so by means of a reading of Roberto Bolaño’s short novel By Night in Chile (2004) and… Continue reading 33.2 | Sofía Forchieri

33.2 | Gaana Jayagopalan

The Interstitial Representation of Militaristic Masculinity in Amitav Ghosh’s Flood of Fire This critical reading of Amitav Ghosh’s Flood of Fire (2015), the final instalment of the Ibis trilogy that fictionalises India’s role in the Opium Wars, evaluates the representation of imperial masculinities through the interpretive lens of cosmopolitan openness. Discourses of masculinity and soldierhood during nineteenth-century colonial… Continue reading 33.2 | Gaana Jayagopalan

33.2 | Brad Evans

The Shame of Being Human This essay develops the question of shame in the context of the memory of atrocities. Drawing upon Gilles Deleuze’s claim on the shame of being man, it offers a literary and aesthetic critique of war and violence in order to cast a poetic light over the politics of shame. Addressing… Continue reading 33.2 | Brad Evans

33.2 | Sara Deutch Schotland

“Out of the Loop”: What Drone Fiction Can Teach about the Regulation of Collateral Damage from Lethal Autonomous Weapons Under the current United States Department of Defense policy, military drones are semiautonomous aerial vehicles operated remotely, with some level of human supervision. However, at a time when China has developed a fully autonomous drone, the question arises whether… Continue reading 33.2 | Sara Deutch Schotland

34.1 | Jonathan Luke Austin

The Poetry of Moans and Sighs: Designs for and against Evil Can we think of war asubjectively? Today, the contours of warfare are expeditionary, spatially disembedded and temporally expansive. Broadly, these trends hint at an ontology of war exceeding identifiable subjects around which to attribute its origins and prevalence. War is coming to be seen in… Continue reading 34.1 | Jonathan Luke Austin

33.2 | Claudia Vásquez-Caicedo and Maico Mariën

Foreword The wide array of articles that compose FRAME 33.2 “War, Literature, and Law” interrogate the relationship between war and law and their literary representation. They touch upon different dimensions of conflict and legislation: the ethical implications of human involvement in war or lack thereof (Austin, Schotland, Evans, Forchieri), the nuance spaces where war and… Continue reading 33.2 | Claudia Vásquez-Caicedo and Maico Mariën

33.1 | Exposition

Further Reading Shaw, Debra BenitaPosthuman Urbanism: Mapping Bodies in Contemporary City SpaceRowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2017ISBN: 978-1-7834-8079-1 The World Health Organisation estimates that, by 2030, six out of every ten people in the world will live in a city. But what does it mean to inhabit the city in the twenty-first century? Posthuman Urbanism evaluates… Continue reading 33.1 | Exposition