From Andrew Majeske, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Call For Papers
Fifth Biennial Literature and Law Conference – Visualizing Justice
Conference Organizer and Contact Person: Dale Barleben - firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Friday, October 27 – Saturday, October 28, 2017
Where: John Jay College (CUNY) – (located on the upper-west side of Manhattan, near Lincoln Center in Manhattan)
This conference brings scholars of literature and law into an interdisciplinary setting to share their research.
We invite proposals for papers and panels that address topics related to cultural, literary, legal and visual texts (all broadly conceived) that engage this year’s conference theme, “visualizing justice.” The conversations among legal, literary and visual discourses highlight the 2017 conference. Please send your interdisciplinary proposals (250 words or less) to Dale Barleben (email above) by June 15, 2017.
The lunchtime-featured speaker is Professor Peter Brooks, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Yale University, who joined the Princeton University faculty in 2008 as Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholar, in the University Center for Human Values and the Department of Comparative Literature. At Princeton he directs a project on “The Ethics of Reading and the Cultures of Professionalism,” which included the Symposium, “The Humanities in the Public Sphere,” held at Princeton in April 2012, the source of the recent book, edited with Hillary Jewett, The Humanities and Public Life (Fordham 2014). He has published on narrative and narrative theory, on the 19th and 20th century novel, mainly French and English, and, more recently, on the interrelations of law and literature. He is the author of several books, including Enigmas of Identity, Henry James Goes to Paris (winner of the 2008 Christian Gauss Award), Realist Vision, Troubling Confessions: Speaking Guilt in Law and Literature, Psychoanalysis and Storytelling, Body Work, Reading for the Plot, The Melodramatic Imagination, and The Novel of Worldliness. He is also the author of two novels, The Emperor’s Body (Norton, 2011) and World Elsewhere (Simon and Schuster,1999). He edited Balzac, The Human Comedy: Selected Stories (2014). He co-edited, with Paul Gewirtz, Law’s Stories (Yale, 1996) and, with Alex Woloch, Whose Freud? (Yale, 2000). He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Comparative Literature and Yale Journal of Law & Humanities. His essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, New York Review of Books, The New Republic, Times Literary Supplement, The Nation, London Review of Books, Critical Inquiry, New Literary History, Yale Law Journal, and elsewhere. He has held Guggenheim, NEH, and ACLAs fellowships, and received the Mellon Foundation’s Distinguished Achievement Award.
Conference information and updates on our website: http://johnjay.jjay.cuny.edu/lawliteratureconference/