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On Interpretation
Studies in Culture, Law, and the Sacred
Edited by Andrew D. Weiner and Leonard V. Kaplan

Graven Images: Culture, Law and the Sacred, Volume 5
Andrew D. Weiner and Leonard V. Kaplan, Series Editors


"Graven Images will quickly become an indispensible forum for contemporary debate."
—Mark C. Taylor, Preston S. Parish Third Century Professor of Humanities, Williams Collage

Founded as a journal but now evolving into a book series, Graven Images illuminates culture, the law, and the human urge for transcendence.

Graven Images 5: On Interpretation looks past post-structuralist theory to re-examine methods of textual interpretation developed in past millennia to understand sacred, philosophical, cultural, legal, literary, and artistic texts.

The thirty-two contributors include such noted scriptural interpreters as Robert Alter and Bernard Levinson, philosophers Lenn Goodman and David Novak, cultural historians Marcia Colish and David Steinmetz, legal scholars Gordon Baldwin and Mark Tushnet, literary analysts Lee Johnson and Eric Rothstein, and scholars whose analyses transcend single categories or periods, including Brayton Polka and Jane Tylus. In addition, seven poets offer their interpretations of prophecy, art, and human nature. Of special interest is a verse cycle by the noted poet Mary Kinzie inspired by an earlier essay in Graven Images 3 on Albrecht Dürer's Melancholia.

Andrew D. Weiner is professor of English at the University of Wisconsin—Madison and the author of Sir Philip Sidney and the Poetics of Protestantism.

Leonard V. Kaplan is the Mortimer M. Jackson Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin—Madison and president of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health. He is the co-editor of Aftermath: The Clinton Impeachment and the Presidency in the Age of Political Spectacle. They are co-directors of the Project for Law and the Humanities.

Volumes in the series:

Graven Images, Volume 1
A Journal of Culture, Law, and the Sacred
Edited by Andrew D. Weiner and Leonard V. Kaplan
Graven Images, Volume 2
The Body

Edited by Andrew D. Weiner and Leonard V. Kaplan
Madness, Melancholy, and the Limits of the Self
Graven Images, Volume 3
Edited by Andrew D. Weiner and Leonard V. Kaplan
Transgression, Punishment, Responsibility, Forgiveness
Graven Images, Volume 4

Edited by Andrew D. Weiner and Leonard V. Kaplan
On Interpretation
Studies in Culture, Law, and the Sacred

Graven Images, Volume 5
Edited by Andrew D. Weiner and Leonard V. Kaplan

Volumes 14 were published by the University of Wisconsin Law School and are now distributed by the University of Wisconsin Press. The University of Wisconsin Press will publish volume 5 and subsequent volumes.

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January 2002

306 pp.    8 1/2 x 11
4 b/w illus.

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