November 30, 2016

Call For Papers: Representations of Law, Justice, and the Subject in "Engrenages"

Via @thomgiddens

Editor-in-chief: Anne WAGNERUniversité Lille – Nord de FranceCentre de Recherche Droits et Perspectives du Droit, équipe René  
Special issue: Representations of Law, Justice and the Subject in Engrenages  This is a call for papers for a forthcoming special issue of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law/Revue international de Sémiotique juridique, the leading international journal on legal semiotics. 
The special issue will be devoted to exploring legal themes, representations, and images in the French television series Engrenages (known to English speaking audiences as ‘Spiral’). 
We therefore invite proposals for papers exploring themes including (but not necessarily limited to):• Portrayal of the relationships between branches of the justice system in Engrenages and/or how these are symbolized by relationships between the characters;• Portrayals of norm-transgression (which might include crime, corruption, and/or non-legal transgressionse.g. of roles, or norms of expected behaviour);• Portrayals of violence;• Imagery/discourses of the human body (living and/or dead);• Interpretations of gender and/or sexuality;• Representations of ethnicity, race, and/or migrants;• Representations of sex work/sex workers. Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be emailed to the guest editors, Professor Peter Robson ( and Dr Mary Neal (, by 15 March 2017.
Decisions will be made by 30 April 2017, with submission of full papers due by 30 April 2018 and publication of the special issue anticipated in 2018.  
Anne Wagner, Ph. D., Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches - QualifiéeAssociate Professor, Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale (France)Correspondante LANSAD/CRL - CGU CALAISCentre Droit et Perspectives du Droit, Equipe René Demogue - Université de Lille II (France)Research Professor, China University of Political Science and Law (Beijing - China) of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law - Editor, Law, Language and Communication - Routledge (
President of the International Roundtables for the Semiotics of Law -

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