In the Shadow of an Absent Law. Human Rights and the Meaning from Conrad to Coppola, Via Eliot and Brooks
The Cardozo Electronic Law Bulletin, 2013 Edition: Vol. 19 (2013) – 2, The Fall Issue
44 Pages Posted: 30 Dec 2013
Date Written: December 30, 2013
A Presentation Held at the Annual Meeting of the Italian Association of Law and Literature (AIDEL) analyzing the way Francis Ford Coppola produces meaning through deferral giving the human rights content to the faceless horrors of Joseph Conrad's Kurtz, via essential quotations from George Eliot. In this way the Author also purports a theory of the meaning of the Waste Land through the close reading of its Epigraphe after Ezra Pound's interventions.
Keywords: Meaning, Eliot, Pound, Human Rights, Francis Ford Coppola, Joseph Conrad, The Waste Land, Critical Theory, Law and Literature
JEL Classification: Z00, K40
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