Troubling Confessions in the Australian Context
Our 2017 Law and Literature series opened with an insightful discussion between Associate Professor Peter Rush and Justice Elizabeth Hollingworth on the complex roles that confessions play in law, literature, philosophy and psychoanalysis.
Based on US academic Peter Brooks' work on confessions in law and literature, this twilight explored the atmospherics of questioning, the narratives of confession law and the relationship between law and literature.
We were grateful to be joined by friends and colleagues from across the profession, including Victoria Legal Aid, the Office of Public Prosecutions, and the Law Institute of Victoria.
Our Law and Literature Series, now in its second year, invites acclaimed presenters in discussion with judicial officers to focus on a range of literary works that relate to the law and relevant social issues.