The John Jay College of Criminal Justice has issued a call for papers for its 4th Literature and Law Conference, Literature, Labor, and the Law, to be held October 30-November 1st 2015. The submission deadline is June 30th.
The responsibility of the state described by Plato, the contracts written by Shakespeare's Shylock, or the works delving into the plight of modern laborers all explore the intersections between Literature and Law. This conference will explore the way that literary renderings of labor concerns, broadly defined, have responded to or have influenced the law.Key Note Speaker: Peter Goodrich, Professor of Law and Director of the Law and Humanities Program at Cardozo School of LawPeter Goodrich has written extensively in legal history and theory, law and literature and semiotics and has authored 12 books. He is managing editor of Law and Literature, and was the founding editor of Law and Critique. His most recent book is Legal Emblems and the Art of Law (Cambridge University Press, 2013).The 2015 John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Law and Literature Conference is especially interested in the following areas although all submissions will be considered.Slavery and the LawArmed Services (including mandatory national service/conscription/drafts) and military lawContract workers (day laborers) and migrant workersSex Trade Workers and Health Care RightsIndigenous Rights and the StateNational Expansion and Immigrant LaborersColonial Expansion and Bound LaborUnions and/or Contract Disputes“Open topics” loosely connected to the conference theme will be incorporated into panels when possible Panel and Roundtable proposals should be submitted as in one email containing all participates emails as attachmentsPapers are expected be 20 minutes in lengthPanel will be limited to 3 speakers, plus ChairImportant DatesSubmission Deadline: June 30th, 2015Notification of Acceptance: July 30th, 2015Early Registration: September 1st, 2015Conference Dates: October 30th, 31st, and Nov 1stPlease submit a 300-word abstract by June 30thPlease place 4LLC Abstract and your Last Name in the subject line.Veronica C. Hendrick, Ph.D., Conference CoordinatorAssociate Professor of Literature and LawJohn Jay College of Criminal JusticeCity University of New Yorkvhendrick@jjay.cuny.edu