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LITR 219 01 (14352) /GMAN359/HUMS331
Law and Literature in Kleist, Kafka, and Arendt
Katrin Truestedt
W 1.30-3.20 WLH 013
Fall 2017 
No regular final examination
Areas Hu
Permission of instructor required
Readings in translation

Introduction to the field of “law and literature” with a focus on German authors that have played an important role in its constitution. Topics include the depiction of legal topics in literary texts (law in literature), the textuality of legal forms (law as literature), and the structural affinity of law and literature as it is reflected in both literary and legal genres. Texts by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Shakespeare, Kleist, Kafka, Benjamin, Arendt, Cover, Foucault, Derrida, Agamben, Posner, Felman, Vismann, Jelinek.