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Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 The Happy Couple : Law and Literature
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'This volume is the first Australian book devoted to Law and Literature. It emanates from a conference at Monash University held in 1991' (xv). The conference was the second annual conference of the Law and Literature Association of Australia.


  • Contents indexed selectively.
  • Includes bibliographical references.


* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Federation Press , 1994 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Women, Law and Literature : Representations of Women and the Law in American and Australian Fiction, Elaine Barry , single work criticism (p. 99-113)
The Biter Bit : Literary Criticism and the Law of Defamation, Peter Heerey , single work criticism
Peter Heerey considers the potential restrictions upon literary and artistic criticism posed by the law of defamation. Among his examples are Porter v Mercury Newspapers [1964] Tas SR 279 and O'Shaughnessy v Mirror Newspapers (1970) 125 CLR 166.
(p. 211-219)
Writers' Agreements with Publishers and Strategies for Overcoming Unfair Contracting Practices, Colin Golvan , single work criticism
Colin Golvan discusses the imbalance of negotiating positions between publishers and writers, especially inexperienced writers. He concludes: 'Until our writers cultivate an active interest and involvement in the legal processes attaching to publication, then I believe that the notion of contractual fairness in publishing agreements will remain altogether unachievable' (240).
(p. 233-240)
Aboriginal Designs and Copyright : Can the Australian Common Law Expand to Meet Aboriginal Demands?, Stephen Gray , single work criticism (p. 241-259)

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