Texas Wesleyan Law Review
This special symposium issue includes a selection of the almost sixty papers delivered at the conference. As both the number of papers and breadth of topics demonstrate, law and literature is not dead.' Rather, it is alive, kicking, and inspiring scholarly investigation. A general overview of this symposium issue shows all three strands of the law and literature movement. One strand, law in literature, examines legal issues and representations of lawyers that appear in literary works.' Another strand, law as literature, uses the tools of literary theory to analyze judicial decisions and legislative enactments. The third strand, the narrative project, focuses on narrative, and on the use and power of storytelling in law. While many of the papers might be categorized as taking a law in literature approach, others take a narrative approach, and yet others take a law as literature approach.
Introduction: The Power of Stories: Gloucester Tales,
Tex. Wesleyan L. Rev.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.37419/TWLR.V12.I1.1