Luigi Viola

Emmanuel Carrère, the Bering Strait and the Judge: the Uchronic Narrative in Legal Discourse

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The article analyses, from the perspective of law and literature, the work of Emmanuel Carrère and in particular, an early work dedicated to uchrony in the literary and political fields; then, it proposes an analysis of the problem of the retroactivity of the judicial decision, identifying, also in the legal sphere, the typical elements of the uchronic narrative in the court ruling


  • Emmanuel Carrère
  • Uchrony
  • Procedural Narratives


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