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6 Law & Human. iii (2012)

handle is hein.journals/lawhuman6 and id is 1 raw text is: Editorial
Paul Raffield and Gary Watt
niversary of the birth of Charles Dickens. None of the
on the great author, but each of them, in very different
f Dickens. The reader will no doubt recall the famous im;
ing each other in profile in such a way that the space be-
i candlestick. When the subjects of the articles in this issi
the object that emerges between them, from the (admi
the editors, is the figure of Dickens. To put it more accu
touch upon a number of the same law and humanitie.
kens so central to the field.
.cle 'Between the Nihilism of the Young and the Positivi
Dvel in DH Lawrence' appreciates Lawrence's novel Kanga
Gesamtkunstwerk-part sound, part performance, part i
('painterly writing' in Kangaroo is 'essentially performat
vel in which we witness the power of literature operati
ns differs from Lawrence in innumerable ways, but the)
( in their works and offer them as vibrant living scenes, n
Ior the imagination to engage in. For the editors of this jo-
mative participation is one of the key factors that distingi
iw and humanities from the merely theoretical and doc
dominate other fields of legal study. Indeed, the close as
manities thinking and the performative practices of tea
,ur view, the essence of much of the best work in the fiele
ournal is committed to include an occasional section sl
practice and other overtly educational concerns. In the pi
:ion is represented by Kieran Dolin's reflections on the e,
a ar on Dickens's Bleak House to lawyers as part of a conti
ne in legal ethics. Given the significant place of practice I
ip, it is notable that in this issue of the journal, lan Wai
ion entitled Teaching Law and Literature and Steven Car
fal, a study on the narrative nature of legal judgments.
's, the next of the articles in this issue is Marco Wan's 'S(


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