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Both the superhero and the supervillain operate outside the law. This paper considers what the prefix “super” really means in relation to these two classes, drawing on Nietzsche’s original definition of the ubermensch (superman) and its relationship to legal concepts such as the state of...
This paper explores how authors such as John Grisham, Erle Stanley Gardner and Harper Lee, writing in the legal thriller genre, present their lawyer protagonists as critics of both the law and the legal systems of which they are a part.
Using Gillian Flynn's 2012 novel Gone Girl as a starting point, this paper explores the nexus between law and media by analysing how three television series about law self-reflexively explore the media saturation of legal practice.