Introduction: Unsettling Questions, Disquieting Stories

15 Pages Posted: 30 Dec 2010 Last revised: 15 Feb 2011

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Mae Kuykendall

Michigan State University College of Law

David A. Westbrook

University at Buffalo Law School

Date Written: December 30, 2010

Abstract

The Business Law and Narrative Symposium, held at Michigan State University on September 10-11, 2009, brought together nationally known legal scholars, and scholars from other disciplines, to discuss whether and how the institution of the corporation was embedded in social narratives, public stories. This introductory essay reviews the responses of these scholars to the thesis of Kuykendall's article, No Imagination: The Marginal Role of Narrative in Corporate Law. The authors conclude with a hope that corporate law might offer a more literary sensibility by which to make our lives in global capitalism more comprehensible.

Keywords: Narrative, Business Law, Corporation, Discourse, Corporate Law, Legal Education, Stories, Capitalism, Madoff, Sexual Harassment, Shareholder Supremacy, Financial Crisis, Movies, Law Professors

Suggested Citation

Kuykendall, Mae and Westbrook, David A., Introduction: Unsettling Questions, Disquieting Stories (December 30, 2010). Michigan State Law Review, Forthcoming, MSU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-02, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1732548

Mae Kuykendall (Contact Author)

Michigan State University College of Law ( email )

318 Law College Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
United States

David A. Westbrook

University at Buffalo Law School ( email )

School of Law
528 O'Brian Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100
United States

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