Books about law are often utilitarian. But perhaps sometimes we should embrace sublime uselessness.
Julie Stone Peters
Julie Stone Peters is the H. Gordon Garbedian Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, and also teaches at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. Her most recent book is Law as Performance: Theatricality, Spectatorship, and the Making of Law in Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Europe (Oxford UP, 2022), and she is currently working on a project on contemporary legal media and performance cultures.