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    Learning pain: poetry in emotion

    Loizidou, Elena (2001) Learning pain: poetry in emotion. Liverpool Law Review: A Journal of Contemporary Legal and Social Policy 23 (2), pp. 179-185. ISSN 0144-932X.

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    This paper asks the question; is a poetic response to law and suffering legitimate? It reflects upon Robert Duncan's poem Persephone and imagines the (dis)connections between law, literature and poetry. It muses upon the “Trauma” of the poem and the “wound” considered in the context of both public and private law and considers the politics of sentimentality, dominant within the political agenda of the 21st century. The article uses the poem as a lens which reveals that the law fails to address the question of suffering as the wound of the poem is used by the poet as a pedagogical argument to teach us about loss.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2019 11:12
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:49


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