From Andrew Majeske comes this announcement:
JOHN JAY COLLEGE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE'S LITERATURE AND LAW CONFERENCE, FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2008
FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING REGISTRATION FORM AND HOTEL INFORMATION PLEASE GO TO http://literatureandlaw.blogspot.com.
8:15-9:00 Check in & Registration. Continental Breakfast.
9:00-10:15 First Set of Panels
First Panel: Justice Beyond Law, Panel Chair Bettina Carbonell, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (Room 636)
Dianna George, Carleton University, Canada, "Bear Experience: the power of ursus major in Cree life"
Brian Lockey, St. John's University, "Equitie to measure: Conscience among the Amazons in Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene measure":
Mina Suk, Johns Hopkins University, "Mercy's Madness: Spectatorship in St. Augustine's Confessions
Second Panel: Crime & Fiction, Panel Chair: Caroline Reitz, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, English Department (Library Classroom)
Lynn Penrod, University of Alberta, "What We Learn About Culture When We Talk About Procedure: Italian Police Procedurals and Their Place in Contemporary Italian Culture"
John Barton, University of Missouri-Kansas City, "Antebellum Crime Fiction and the Anti-Gallows Movement"
Neil C. Sargent, Carleton University (Department of Law), Ottawa, Canada "Truth, Justice and Method: The Representation of Rationality in the Fictional Worlds of Sherlock Holmes and Sam Spade"
Third Panel: Rights, Power & Resistance, Panel Chair: Allison Pease, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (Room 630)
Monica Lott, The University of Akron, "Funeral Practices of the 1930s and the Resultant Power Structures as Reflected in The Grapes of Wrath"
Chris Brown, University of Maryland, "'In the Name of Many Slaves': The Right to Petition and the Beginning of the Black Literary Tradition."
Alicia Mischa Renfroe, Middle Tennessee State University, "Leaving Justice to Chance: Gendered Justice in Edith Wharton's The Reef"
10:15-10:30 Coffee/Tea Break
10:30-11:45: Second Set of Panels/Discussions
First Panel: Law & Society, Chair: Professor Kyoo Lee, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (Room 636)
Thomas O. Beebee, Pennsylvania State University, "Can Law-and-Humanities Survive Systems Theory?"
Sinkwan Cheng, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, "Rethinking Autonomy and Heteronomy in a Global Context: Paul, Hegel, Badiou, and Confucius on the Fulfilment of the Law."
Bennett Capers, Hofstra Law School, "On Justitia, Race, Gender, and Blindness"
Second Panel: Staging the Law, Panel Chair: Margaret Tabb, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (Room 630)
Dwight Watson, Wabash College, "The Lawyer as Storyteller: Modes of Persuasion in the Courtroom and on the Stage."
Harry Keyishian, Director, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press "Shakespeare, Genre, and Punishment Theory"
Robin Stewart, University of California, Irvine, "Richard II and the English Constitution: A Literary-Legal Casebook"
Roundtable Teaching Literature and Law to Undergraduates: Methods and Objectives: Panelists: TBA (Library Classroom)
11:45-12:45: Lunch Room 610
12:45-1:00 Address by President Jeremy Travis, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Room 630
1:00-1:30 Professor Chris Suggs, John Jay College of Criminal Justice: Introductory Remarks, Room 630
Professor Richard Weisberg, Benjamin Cardozo School of Law: Title of Talk TBA
1:45-3:00 Third Set of Panels/Discussions
First Panel: Comparative Law, Panel Chair: TBA (Room 630)
Basuli Deb, Quinnipiac University, "Macaulay, Manu, and Writing Justice for Indian Women: Marital Rape in the Life Writings of Phoolan Devi"
Patrick Lenta, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, "Law, Police, Violence: Subject Formation and Resistance in Bloke Modisane's Blame"
Oluwole Coker, University of Ibadan, Nigeria , and Adesina Coker, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, "Folklore As 'Folklaw' In Yoruba Indigenous Epistemology"
Second Panel: Law, Nation & Empire, Panel Chair: Professor Chris Suggs, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (Library Classroom)
Peter Leman, University of California, Irvine, "Lex Britannica:
Empire, Positive Law, and Augusta Webster's The Sentence."
Edward Plough, Purdue University, " "Shakespearean Idiots and Prerogativa Regis: A Study of the Connection Between Elizabethan Law and Shakespeare's Poetic Strategy."
Yofi Tirosh, New York University Law School, "Narratives of Law and Hard Times: How Judicial Conceptions of the Nation's Time Shape the Law."
Roundtable: Literature and Law: What Texts Should We Be Using? Panelists: TBA (English Department Conference Room – Room 1281, North Hall)
3:15-4:15: Keynote Address: Professor Brook Thomas, UC Irvine, "The Legal and Literary Complexities of US Citizenship around 1900." Room 630
4:15-5:15: Reception Sponsored by the Law and Literature Journal (published by the University of California Press for the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law): Room 610
FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING REGISTRATION FORM AND HOTEL INFORMATION PLEASE GO TO http://literatureandlaw.blogspot.com