October 17, 2016

Call For Papers: Law and Literature Conference, Masaryk University, May 31-June 2, 2017

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Call for papers

Law and literature conference 2017

Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic)
31 May – 2 june 2017

 The Law and Literature movement is still quite new in the Central Europe but its importance is growing lately. A unique legal and cultural experience of this area can provide a new inspiration to the Law and Literature discussions so the ambition of the conference is to provide a new platform to explore current possibilities and spaces of the Law and Literature field. It is thus our intention to bring new stimuli to the traditional approach to the mainly West-oriented Law and Literature movement.

Brno is the second largest city of the Czech Republic, home country of Franz Kafka, Milan Kundera and Vaclav Havel. Czech culture is a combination of Slavic, Austro/Hungarian, German and both Christian and Jewish cultural tradition. As well as the multicultural background, also Nazism and Communism left their traces both at the legal and cultural environment. Brno itself is a centre of the Czech judiciary: the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court and the Supreme Administrative Court. Thanks to all these various influences and conditions, the Czech Republic and especially Brno is a perfect venue for the Law and Literature conference.

The conference will take place at the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University which is situated in the city centre of Brno. Keynote speech and welcome toast will be held in the Villa Tugendhat, designed by the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and inscribed in the list of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites. Thursday sections and dinner will take place in the Villa Stiassny, designed by architect Ernst Wiesner in 1927 and combining a progressive architectural design and civic tradition.

Streams are as follows:

        Metamodernism and the Transformation of Narrative (New Trends and Possibilities in Law and Literature) - co-convened by Daniela Carpi (English Literature, University of Verona, Italy) and Jeanne Gaakeer (Legal Theory, Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam, Netherlands) (Further details.)

        Muss es Sein? Kundera and Law - convened by Rafał Mańko (University of Amsterdam) (Further details.)

        Fictional-world Jurisprudence – convened by Terezie Smejkalová (Masaryk University, Brno) (Further details.)

        General Stream – co-convened by Martin Škop and Markéta Štěpáníková (Masaryk University, Brno)

 Important dates                                     

Abstract submission deadline:                                 31 October 2016

Notice on acceptance deadline:                                30 November 2016

Draft submission deadline:                                       30 April 2017

Conference date:                                                          31 May – 2 June 2017

 Draft formal requirements

Range:                                                                             min. 2.000 words

Submission:                                                                   on-line at Easychair. 

Conference proceedings

Best papers will be eventually included in the printed book in English.

There will be also an opportunity to publish your conference papers in a special issue of “Časopis pro právní vědu a praxi”, a legal journal of the Law faculty, Masaryk University. 

Conference fees

Early bird registration / students + guests                           200 EUR / 100 EUR

Regular registration / students                                250 EUR / 150 EUR

Conference dinner in Villa Stiassny                                       35 EUR (In order to register you have to create an account at the Faculty of Law Conference System.) Further information is to be found at https://lawandliterature2017.wordpress.com/ and prezi.

Working language of the conference is English.

The titles and the abstracts (200-300 words) of the presentations should be submitted by mail to lawandliterature@law.muni.cz or directly to the stream convenors.

Please indicate your full name, affiliation and e-mail address for contact. We are looking forward to your applications. Kind regards, The Organizing Commitee of the Conference

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