Introduction: Unsettling Questions, Disquieting Stories
15 Pages Posted: 30 Dec 2010 Last revised: 15 Feb 2011
Date Written: December 30, 2010
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
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