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Law & Literature: Books : Law as literature

Subjects: Criminology, English, Law


The majority of books held by the Bodleian Libraries, in both physical and electronic formats, can be searched via SOLO. On this page you will find recommended books, guidance on how to search for and access print and ebooks, and libraries in the University that might be relevant for your studies and research.

Narrative and interpretation

Telling stories with words is the essential overlap of law and literature, whether to fit individual cases into overarching legal structures or to individuate the people involved in general situations. Narrative is a key aspect of Law & Lit research.

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