Articles with tag: normativity

The Juridical Voice of Literature

A Perspective on Literature’s Entanglement with Normativity

I would like to argue that literature plays a crucial role with regard to this interplay of law and aesthetics. This, I claim, is on the one hand due to the nature of literature, which features exactly those structures that – according to Legendre – form the basis of both the legal system of culture and the human’s subjectivity: a normative setting of relationality – here: scripture – and a realm of culture-specific imagery – here: those images hidden in the text which are brought to life within the reading subject […]