Lit Law Race & Culture
Law School Description
Law and Literature both inhabit the realm of interpretation, rhetoric, form, ethics and epistemology. They mediate our relationship to society and share how we imagine the world, each other and ourselves. In this course, we will read and analyze literary texts to explore issues that have been central to the scholarship and teaching of Critical Race Theory. How does the law inform how we talk about or imagine race? What is the social/political/legal/aesthetic construction of whiteness and how are black, brown, Asian, and native peoples constructed by these regimes? How does racism pervade civil institutions? What are the complex intersections of race, gender, class and sexuality? In what ways do subordinated and colonized communities internalize and reproduce racist idelogies, constructions and narratives? How do these communities resist racism and create counter narratives, oppositional texts, culture, morals, epistemology and law?
Uh Mānoa Catalog Description
Law and Literature both inhabit the realm of intrepreation, rhetcoric, ethics and epistemology. In this course, we will read and analyze literary texts to explore law, race, and power.