Tuesday 4 February 2020

LTC Vol 23 (2019) Available now

Law Text Culture

Latest Issue: Volume 23 (2019)

Legal Materiality

edited by Hyo Yoon Kang and Sara Kendall

now fully available at

From the Introduction by the Issue Editors at p 1: 

"Over the last decade there has been an increased interest in materiality within legal scholarship, as well as in related disciplines that study law and its practices. Much of it has accounted for the concrete and complex manifestations of law through various materials: from formats of inscription to other mediated devices, such as files and images, to bodies and spaces upon and through which law acts. Yet the terms ‘matter’, ‘materials’ and ‘materiality’ are employed in divergent ways across different works, and often without clear distinctions or theoretical delineations.1 This special issue begins from proposing a differentiated understanding of these terms in relation to law and legal scholarship, and embeds them in a broader conception of legality, unpacking their premises and implications." 

Law Text Culture is a trans-continental peer reviewed journal. It publishes critical thinking and creative writing across a range of genres - from artwork and fiction to the traditional scholarly essay. Law Text Culture incites a dialogue crossing disciplines, exciting, in each, fresh perspectives along three axes of inquiry: * Politics: engaging the relationship of force and resistance; * Aesthetics: eliciting the relationship of judgment and expression; and * Ethics: exploring the relationship of self and other. Law Text Culture promotes the exploration of these aspects of these themes through special issues.