Ethics of Reading VI, Criminal Cases: Reading Law with Literature

State, Crime, Policing

Wed, 12/16/2015
301 Marx Hall
Event Category: 
Co-sponsored Event

The seminar will study important legal cases in the field of criminal justice alongside some 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.


Foucault, Discipline and Punish (selection)

Miller, The Novel and the Police (selection)

Florence v. County of Burlington, 566 U.S. ____

Kafka, In the Penal Colony