European Law and Humanities - (non attivo a.a. 2023/24)
European Law and Humanities
Anno accademico 2023/2024
- Codice attività didattica
- Corso di studio
- Laurea magistrale in European Legal Studies - a Torino (D.M. 270/2004)[0703M21]
- 1° anno
- Primo semestre
- Affine o integrativo
- SSD attività didattica
- IUS/20 - filosofia del diritto
- Tipologia esame
- Scritto ed orale
- Tipologia unità didattica
Since visual culture and visual technologies changes rapidly, students should cultivate and develop critical thinking as well as skills in the use of legal visual argumentation and legal rhetoric.
Risultati dell'apprendimento attesi
The course aims at enabling the students to know and understand the emerging domain of Visual Legal Studies in Law and Humanities' approach, moving from an European point of view.
The acquisition of critical reading skills, not merely mnemonic, of the philosophical-legal content of the course and argumentative and problem-solving skills in the legal field.
Knowledge and comprehension skills.
At the end of the course, students should be able to understand the contemporary debate in Law and Humanities and visual culture, with particular attention to the Metaverse and 360° technologies.
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course, students will be enabled to master the tools of political and communicative communication in contemporary democracies.
Autonomy of judgment
Students will be led to develop critical competence concerning the normative use of the image in contemporary society and its relationship with other knowledge (political communication, marketing, economics, science, technology).
Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of:
(a) the ability to argue in oral form the content learned
(b) the ability to construct creative linkages between course topics
Students will also be made to be able to manage a content writing work and group implementation of research on the topic.
The course deals with following main topics:
- Elements of Legal Rhetoric and Visual Argumentation
- Visual Legal Studies
- Visual Legal Literacy
- Giambattista Vico's Studies
Modalità di insegnamento
Lectures and videos in classroom, powerpoint presentations, visual legal contents promoting discussion with students.
Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento
The evaluation of students will include active class participation. Each student attending will have to prepare a brief paper, starting from a text concerning visual legal studies. Final exam will include an oral discussion of the paper.
Non attending students have to prepare Sherwin's Book and Chapters listed below of Sherwin and Wagner's book for oral examination.
Attività di supporto
Testi consigliati e bibliografia
- Visualizing Law in the Age of the Digital Baroque. Arabesques and Entanglement
- Anno pubblicazione:
- Richard Sherwin
- Law, Culture and Visual Studies,
- Anno pubblicazione:
- Richard Sherwin, Anne Wagner
- Introduction. Law, Culture and Visual Studies (R. Sherwin); Chapter 1, Devising Law.: On the Philosophy of Legal Emblems (P. Goodrich); Chapter 2 Law and Image: Towards a Theory of Nomogram (P. Heritier).
Materials for class-room work (for attending students):
R. Sherwin, Visualizing Law in the Age of the Digital Baroque. Arabesques and Entanglements, Routledge, New York 2011.
R. Sherwin, A. Wagner, eds., Law, Culture and Visual Studies, Springer 2014: Introduction. Law, Culture and Visual Studies (R. Sherwin),;Chapter 1, Devising Law.: On the Philosophy of Legal Emblems (P. Goodrich); Chapter 2 Law and Image: Towards a Theory of Nomogram (P. Heritier).
P. Goodrich, Visiocracy. On the futures of the Fingerpost, in P. Heritier, ed. Visiocracy. Image and Form of Law, Mimesis, 2014.
R. Sherwin, Sublime Jurisprudence. On the Ethical Education of the Legal Imagination in Our Time, in Chicago-Kent Review, 83, 2008.
D. Manderson, The Metastases of Myth. Legal Images as Transitional Objects, in Law and Critique, 26, n. 3, 2015.
M. Mooney, Vico in the Tradition of Rhetoric, Princeton University Press, 1985.
G. Vico, On the Study Methods of Our Time, Bobbs-Merril, 1965.