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FRAME 33.2 – War, Literature, and Law | November 2020

This issue of FRAME, in collaboration with the OSL research group on Law, Literature and Society, will focus on the topic of “War, Literature, and Law.” The articles discuss the dynamics between the fields of literature and law as they intersect in making sense of, or in their impact on, the experience of war. How does literature influence how we conceptualize legality and political conflict? How do legal contentions, political conflicts, and their entanglement condition the creation of literary texts? And how are these negotiations conditioning, or conditioned by, war? In the interest of developing an interdisciplinary debate, we have invited scholars specialized in legal studies and social sciences as well as those in the humanities to engage with literary texts and other art forms.

 

 

 

Main Articles

Claudia Vásquez-Caicedo and Maico Mariën | Foreword
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Jonathan Luke Austin | The Poetry of Moans and Sighs: Designs for and against Evil
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Sara Deutch Schotland | “Out of the Loop”: What Drone Fiction Can Teach about the Regulation of Collateral Damage from Lethal Autonomous Weapons
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Brad Evans | The Shame of Being Human
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Gaana Jayagopalan | The Interstitial Representation of Militaristic Masculinity in Amitav Ghosh’s Flood of Fire
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Masterclass – Collaboration with OSL

Sofía Forchieri | Unsettling Spaces: Responsibility and Complicity in Roberto Bolaño’s By Night in Chile
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Maria Aaftink | God on Trial: Forgiveness and Justice in the Trial of Mary Doria Russell’s The Sparrow
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Karlijn Herforth | Justice for Trees: Representations of the Law in Richard Powers’ The Overstory
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Exposition

Further reading

 

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