As we endure the lockdown during the transit of one of the glories of the world (the virus), perhaps it is appropriate -- some may think differently of course (and so trigger warning or caveat lector) -- to consider films that reflect our current predicament. There are several of which Contagion (2011) must be the … Continue reading SIC TRANSIT GLORIA MUNDI?
In an earlier blog mention was made of 'orientalism'. This is a notion that will be familiar to comparative lawyers thanks to the work of Teemu Ruskola who has coined the expression ‘legal orientalism’ ((2002) 101 Michigan LR 179). ‘Orientalism’ is a post-colonial word giving expression to a particular kind of colonialist vision of Asian … Continue reading ‘THE WORLD WILL HEAR FROM ME AGAIN…’: ORIENTALISM IN THE CINEMA (AND IN LAW) – Geoffrey Samuel