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James Boyd White

James Boyd White

L. Hart Wright Collegiate Professor of Law Emeritus
Member of University of Michigan Law School Faculty 1983-


Publications

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Other Publications | Reprints | Works in Progress & Working Papers

Books

  • The Legal Imagination: Studies in the Nature of Legal Thought and Expression. 45th Anniversary ed. New York: Wolters Kluwer, 2018.
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  • Co-editor. Law and Democracy in the Empire of Force. H. J. Powell, co-editor. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2009.
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  • Living Speech: Resisting the Empire of Force. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2006.
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  • Editor. How Should We Talk About Religion?: Perspectives, Contexts and Particularities. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2006.
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  • The Edge of Meaning. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.
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  • Editor. How Should We Talk about Religion?: Inwardness, Particularity, and Translation. [Notre Dame, Ind.]: Erasmus Institute, 2001.
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  • From Expectation to Experience: Essays on Law and Legal Education. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1999.
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  • This Book of Starres: Learning to Read George Herbert. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1994.
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  • Acts of Hope: Creating Authority in Literature, Law, and Politics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.
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  • Justice as Translation: An Essay in Cultural and Legal Criticism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990.
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  • Heracles' Bow: Essays on the Rhetoric and Poetics of Law. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1985.
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  • When Words Lose Their Meaning: Constitutions and Reconstitutions of Language, Character, and Community. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984.
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  • Constitutional Criminal Procedure: Cases, Questions, and Notes. J. E. Scarboro, co-author. Mineola, N.Y.: Foundation Press, 1977. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • The Legal Imagination: Studies in the Nature of Legal Thought and Expression. Boston: Little, Brown, 1973. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Book Chapters

  • "The Creation of Authority in a Sermon by Saint Augustine." In Legal Affinities: Explorations in the Legal Form of Thought, edited by P. M. Brennan, H. J. Powell, and J. L. Sammons, 61-77. Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 2013.
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  • "The Cultural Background of The Legal Imagination." In Teaching Law and Literature, edited by A. Sarat, C. Frank, and M. Anderson, 29-39. New York: Modern Language Association, 2011.
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  • "The 'Legal Imagination' and the Beginning of Modern Law and Literature." In Teaching Law Through the Looking Glass of Literature, edited by B. Pozzo, 9-24. Bern, Switzerland: Stämpfli Publishers Ltd., 2010.
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  • "Law, Economics, and Torture." In Law and Democracy in the Empire of Force, edited by H. J. Powell and J. B. White, 265-84. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2009.
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  • "Meaning What You Say." In Law in the Liberal Arts, edited by A. Sarat, 109-39. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2004.
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  • "Writing and Reading in Philosophy, Law, and Poetry." In Law and Literature, edited by M. Freeman and A. D. E. Lewis, 1-20. Current Legal Issues, 2. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999.
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  • "Legal Writing." In Looking at Law School. 4th ed., edited by S. Gillers. New York: Meridian, 1997.
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  • "Reading One Poet in Light of Another: Herbert and Frost." In George Herbert in the Nineties: Reflections and Reassessments, edited by J. F. S. Post and S. Gottlieb, 5-80. George Herbert Journal Special Studies & Monographs, 18. Fairfield, Conn.: George Herbert Journal, 1995.
  • "On the Virtues of Not Understanding." In Between Languages and Cultures: Translation and Cross-Cultural Texts, edited by A. Dingwaney and C. Maier, 333-9. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1995.
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  • "The Ethics of Meaning." In The Happy Couple: Law and Literature, edited by J. N. Turner and P. Williams. Annandale, Australia: Federation Press, 1994.
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  • "Imagining the Law." In The Rhetoric of Law, edited by A. Sarat and T. R. Kearns. The Amherst series in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1994.
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  • "The Invisible Discourse of the Law: Reflections on Legal Literacy and General Education." W. R. Winterowd and G. R. Winterowd, co-authors. In The Critical Reader, Thinker and Writer. Mountain View, Calif.: Mayfield Pub. Co., 1992.
  • "The Constitution as Literature." In Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, edited by L. W. Levy et al., suppl. 1, 105-7. New York: Macmillan, 1992.
  • "Making Sense of Criminal Law." In Criminal Law, edited by T. Morawetz. International Library of Essays in Law and Legal Theory. New York: New York University Press, 1991.
  • "Translation, Interpretation, and the Law." In Textual Fidelity and Textual Disregard, edited by B. P. Dauenhauer. New York: Peter Lang, 1990.
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  • "Legal Writing." In Looking at Law School. 3rd rev. ed., edited by S. Gillers. New York: New American Library, 1990.
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  • "Judicial Criticism." In Interpreting Law and Literature: A Hermeneutic Reader, edited by S. Levinson and S. Mailloux. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 1988.
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  • "The Invisible Discourse of the Law: Reflections on Legal Literacy and General Education." In A Student's Guide to the Study of Law: An Introduction, by L. H. LaRue. New York: Matthew Bender, 1987.
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  • "Law as Rhetoric, Rhetoric as Law: The Arts of Cultural and Communal Life." In The Rhetoric of the Human Sciences, edited by J. S. Nelson et al. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1987.
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  • "The Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure." In Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, edited by L. W. Levy and K. L. Karst. New York: Macmillan, 1986.
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  • "Jury Discrimination." In Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, edited by L. W. Levy and K. L. Karst. New York: Macmillan, 1986.
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  • "Burden of Proof." In Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, edited by L. W. Levy and K. L. Karst. New York: Macmillan, 1986.
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  • "Arrest." In Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, edited by L. W. Levy and K. L. Karst. New York: Macmillan, 1986.
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  • "Legal Writing." In Looking at Law School. Rev. ed., edited by S. Gillers. New York: New American Library, 1984.
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  • "The Invisible Discourse of the Law: Reflections on Legal Literacy and General Education." In Literacy for Life, edited by R. W. Bailey and R. M. Fosheim. New York: Modern Language Assoc. of America, 1983.
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  • "The Invisible Discourse of the Law: Reflections on Legal Literacy and General Education." In Forum: Essays on Theory and Practice in the Teaching and Writing, edited by P. L. Stock. Montclair, N.J.: Boynton/Cook, 1983.
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  • "Search and Seizure: Tangible Evidence." In Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, edited by S. H. Kadish et al. New York: Free Press, 1983.
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Journal Articles


Reviews

  • "Looking at our Language: Glendon on Rights." Review of Rights Talk: The Impoverishment of Political Discourse, by M. A. Glendon. Mich. L. Rev. 90, no. 6 (1992): 1267-75.
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  • "What Can a Lawyer Learn from Literature?" Review of Law and Literature: A Misunderstood Relation, by R. A. Posner. Harv. L. Rev. 102 (1989): 2014-47.
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  • Review of The Dialogues of Plato, Vol. 1. Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Gorgias, Menexenus. Ethics 97, no. 1 (1986): 304.

Other Publications

  • "Afterword - Agape and Reframing." Afterword to Agape, Justice, and Law: How Might Christian Love Shape Law?, by R. F. Cochran Jr. and Z. R. Calo, co-editors, 315-24. Law and Christianity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (2017).
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  • When Language Meets the Mind: Three Questions. Tilburg Law Lecture Series, Montesquieu Seminars, vol. 2. Nijmegen, The Netherlands: Wolf Legal Publishers, 2007.
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  • Introduction to How Should We Talk About Religion?: Perspectives, Contexts and Particularities, 1-10. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2006.
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Reprints (Articles and other publications reprinted in full and Law Quadrangle)

  • "Intellectual Integration." In The Role of Social Science in Law, edited by E. Mertz, 5-22. Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 2008. (Originally published under the same title in Nw. U. L. Rev. 82, no. 1 (1987): 1-18.)
  • "The Life of the Law as a Life of Writing." Law Quad. Notes 44, no. 3 (2001): 16-8. (Excerpted from his book The Edge of Meaning. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.)
  • "Thinking about Our Language." In Law and Language, edited by T. Morawetz, 3-26. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, 2000. (Originally published under the same title in Yale L.J. 96, no. 8 (1987): 1960-83.)
  • "Law as Rhetoric, Rhetoric as Law: The Arts of Cultural and Communal Life." In Law and Language, edited by T. Morawetz, 55-73. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, 2000. (Originally published under the same title in U. Chi. L. Rev. 52, no. 3 (1985): 684-702.)
  • "Economics and Law: Two Cultures in Tension." In Law and Economics Anthology, edited by K. G. Dau-Schmidt and T. S. Ulen, 49-66. Cincinnati, Ohio: Anderson Publishing Co., 1998. (Originally published under the same title in Tenn. L. Rev. 54, no. 2 (1987): 161-202.)
  • "The Judicial Opinion and the Poem: Ways of Reading, Ways of Life." In Law and Literature: Text and Theory, edited by L. Ledwon, 5-28. New York: Garland, 1996. (Originally published as a chapter in his book Heracles' Bow: Essays on the Rhetoric and Poetics of the Law.)
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