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14:55 27 October 2011
Current Legal Problems Lecture: Identifying 'Exploitative Compromises': The Role of Labour Law in Resolving Disputes between Workers
UCL Law Faculty |
4–8 Endsleigh Gardens | London | WC1H 0EG | United Kingdom
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Dr Anne Davies, Brasenose College, Oxford, Anne Davies is Fellow and Tutor in Law, Brasenose College, and Reader in Public Law, Oxford University. Her research interests are in public law and labour law. She is the author of three books (Accountability: A Public Law Analysis of Government by Contract (OUP, 2001); Perspectives on Labour Law (CUP Law in Context series, 2004; 2nd edn., 2009); The Public Law of Government Contracts (OUP, 2008)) and numerous articles in both fields, and is currently working on a book on EU labour law. She is also General Editor of the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies.
The Rt Hon Lord Justice Elias, Chair
The interdisciplinary study of law and literature is not new. But it remains, in the opinion of some, controversial. The ‘strategies’ of law and literature are contestable and contested. These strategies, and these contestations, will provide the focus for the first part of this lecture. It will be argued that one of the virtues of ‘law and literature’ scholarship is an inherent facility for nurturing further inter-disciplinary work. In this spirit of evolving inter-disciplinarity, the second part of this lecture will concentrate on the closer relation of law, literature and history. It will proceed by means of a particular study of one relatively familiar genre of English literature, the woman’s novel of the mid-nineteenth century.
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