Law in Fiction (MLG3112)

15 credits

This module explores definitions of legality and legal cases in fiction by German-speaking authors, stretching from 1800 to 2000. All texts are available in English translation and thus accessible to all humanities and social sciences students interested in exploring fascinating legal and moral conundrums which are still of relevance today. The universality of the legal issues raised, and the innovativeness of the aesthetic means used to convey them, have contributed to many of these texts having become canonical in world literature. They are also much noted among legal experts.