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

See all articles by P. G. Monateri

P. G. Monateri

SciencesPo, Ecole de Droit; University of Turin - Faculty of Law

Date Written: December 30, 2013

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Monateri, Pier Giuseppe, In the Shadow of an Absent Law. Human Rights and the Meaning from Conrad to Coppola, Via Eliot and Brooks (December 30, 2013). The Cardozo Electronic Law Bulletin, 2013 Edition: Vol. 19 (2013) – 2, The Fall Issue. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2373061

Pier Giuseppe Monateri (Contact Author)

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