Jack Quirk

Jack Quirk is an English Ph.D. student in the English Department at Brown University, working mainly on Anglophone modernist literature, law, and critical theory. His work includes reviews in Law & Literature and Law, Culture, and the Humanities, and a forthcoming article on Joyce in Journal of Modern Literature.


Adverse Possessions: Legal Representation and the Settler-Colonial Image

What do images have to do with the law? A lot, as it turns out. To make sense of an image requires the viewer to imagine a form of life. To imagine a form of life is to imagine a form of law. So law owes its existence to images; they clothe its abstract existence in sensible form.