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Sara Saei ِDibavar

Sara Saei ِDibavar

Academic rank: Assistant Professor
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Education: PhD.
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Faculty: Department of literature
Address: University of Mazandaran
Phone: 01135302695

Research

Title
Recognition of the "Other" and Intersubjectivity in the Law: A Comparative study of Charles Dickens's Bleak House, William Faulkner's Intruder in the Dust, and Paul Beatty's The Sellout
Type
Thesis
Keywords
Recognition, Intersubjectivity, Law, Bleak House, Intruder in the Dust, The Sellout
Year
2023
Researchers Nemat Emamverdi(Student)، Farshid Nowrouzi Roshnavand(Advisor)، Sara Saei ِDibavar(PrimaryAdvisor)

Abstract

In works of literature, the process of discovering the truth is often demonstrated through the lens of the legal system of evidence. The setting of a trial is the most compelling literary manner for examining different aspects of the judicial system. Therefore, the courtroom serves as the setting where the presence of law is most obviously apparent. Legal theory and literary criticism take somewhat different approaches to queries of authority and equity. Considering the status of unrecognized "others" dominated by various codes of discrimination, almost any human's constant pursuit of identity deals with the law, often in myriad ways. Comparative political theory is essential to this research because it assesses the history of Western political philosophy and reveals the deficiencies of the Eurocentric mindset. The reason for the comparative analysis of these literary works from the three periods of Victorianism, modernism, and postmodernism is that they are compatible with Honneth's three levels of recognition. They are influenced by the social reality of their legal context and a particular outlook on the human condition. They highlight qualities of recognition and justice stated in Honneth and his critics' thoughts. Thus, the current study is intended to provide a critical opening in the realm of interdisciplinary relations between literature and law in light of Axel Honeth's theory of recognition. As cases of comparative study, Charles Dickens's Bleak House, William Faulkner's Intruder in the Dust, and Paul Beatty's The Sellout are analyzed to apprehend the nature of law and the formation of legal fiction in the Victorian, Modernist and Postmodernist eras.