March 30, 2010

Biennial Literature and Law Conference at John Jay College

John Jay College is hosting the Second Biennial Literature and Law Conference, April 16, 2010.


Friday April 16, 2010

8:30-9:00 AM Check In: Lobby next to Rm. 630
Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:15 AM Welcoming Address: Jeremy Travis, President John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Introduction: Margaret Tabb, Chair of English Department. Rm. 630


Panel 1: Creativity and the Law, Rm. 636
Panel Chairs: Bettina Carbonell, Veronica Hendrick, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Debra Jackson, Metropolitan Museum of Art, “Their Books Will Give Character to Their Laws: Antebellum Literature and Law in the Fight for Civil Equality”
R. B. Bernstein, New York Law School, “Enlightenment And Experiment In American Revolutionary Constitution-Making: The Cases Of John Adams And Thomas Paine”
Carla Spivack, Oklahoma City University School of Law , “‘To Deceive the Deceiver is No Deceit:’ The Legal Creativity of Madam Mary Carleton”
Commentator: Harold Sumner Forsythe, Independent Scholar

Panel 2: Law as Literature, Rm. 630
Panel Chairs: Mucahit Bilici and Anisa Hélie, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Raffaele Ruggiero, University of Bari, “Enlightenment theories about the origin of criminal law in Italy”
Candace Barrington, Central Connecticut State University, “Legal Rhetoric in John Gower’s Trentham Manuscript”
Elliot Visconsi, Yale University. “Islam, Race, and the Limits of Pluralism in Contemporary England”

Panel 3: Literature, Law, and the Middle Ages, Rm. Library Classroom
Panel Chair: Jay Gates, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Daniel O’Gorman, Loyola University of Chicago,
“Memorialization or Ossification? Accumulating Earlier Law Codes in 11th-Century Anglo-Saxon England”
Karl B. Shoemaker, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Sanctuary Law and a Strong Anglo-Saxon State?”
Sara McDougall, New York University School of Law, “Bigamy Stories from Medieval France”

Panel 4: Literature, Law, and Property Rights: Rm. 603
Panel Chair, Eric Lane, Hofstra Law School
Robert Spoo, University of Tulsa College of Law, “Copyright Asymmetries and the Modernist Publishing Scene”
Jamie L. McDaniel, Case Western Reserve University, “‘Her house was no longer hers entirely:’ Legal Classification and the Law of Intestacy in Virginia Woolf’s Orlando”
Katherine Gilbert, Drury University, “‘There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life:’ George Eliot’s Felix Holt (1866)”

10:45-11:00 Break Coffee/Tea


Panel 1: Literature, Law and Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure: Roundtable, Rm.630
Moderator: Jon-Christian Suggs, Emeritus Professor of English, City University of New York
John V. Orth, William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor of Law, School of Law, University of North Carolina
Heather Dubrow, Rev, John Boyd, S.J.Chair in English, Fordham University
Andrew Majeske, John Jay College, CUNY

Panel 2: Literature, Law, and Globalization-Cosmopolitanism, Rm. 636
Panel Chair: Baz Dreisinger, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Stephen L. Bishop, University of New Mexico, “Jean-Marie Teno: The Legal Outsider of Cameroonian Cinema”
M. Neelika Jayawardane, State University of New York-Oswego, “Clash of the Fong-Kong Civilisations: Containing Tricky Bodies in the Age of Mobility in Imraan Coovadia’s Green-eyed Thieves”
Simone Glanert, Kent Law School, UK, “Europeanization of Law and Weltliteratur: A (Strong) Case for Indiscipline”

Panel 3: Literature, Law, and Race, Rm. 603
Panel Chair: Jonathan Gray, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Christopher M. Brown, University of Maryland, “Incommensurable Subjects: Patriots, Traitors, and the African American Literary Tradition”
Courtney Marshall, University of New Hampshire, “Law, Literature, and the Construction of a Black Female Subject: Zora Neale Hurston as Legal Storyteller”
Kevin Maillard, Syracuse University College of Law, “A Preposterous Story: Interracial Pretext in Faulkner and Chesnutt”

Panel 4: Literature, Law, and Genre/Form, Rm. Library Classroom
Panel Chair:Adam McKible, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Noemi Yovel, Yale University, "Autobiography and trial: substitution and exchange"
Karen Petroski, Saint Louis University School of Law, “Statutory Genres”
Christiane Wilke, Carleton University, “Making the Past a Foreign Country (while keeping an eye on the ghosts)”

12:15-1:15 Lunch Multi Purpose Room (Second Floor of North Hall, across from cafeteria)

1:30-2:15 Featured Speaker, Rm 630
Julie Stone Peters, Harvard University “ʽLaw’ and ʽLiterature’ in the Mediasphere.”

2:15-2:30 Break


Panel 1: Literature, Law, and Gender, Rm 636
Panel Chair: Allison Pease, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Ruthann Robson, City University of New York School of Law, “Who Owns Antigone?: Democracy, Naming, and Sisterhood”
Hilarie Lloyd, University of Rochester, “Subversive Storytelling: Alternative Narrations of Justice in Toni Morrison’s Love”
Barbara Kreps, University of Pisa, “Much Ado About Nothing, Sexual Slander, and the Law of Evidence

Panel 2: Literature, Law and Comedy–A Panel Discussion, Rm. 603
Panel Chair: Jon-Christian Suggs, Emeritus Professor of English, City University of New York
Laura Little, Temple University, “Regulating Funny: Humor and the Law”
William Gleason, Princeton University, “Law, History, and Comedy in Colson Whitehead's Apex Hides the Hurt”
Sascha Auerbach, University of Northern British Columbia, “‘Playing Hamlet in a Barn:’ Comedy, Tragedy, and Drama in the London Police Courts, 1890–1930”

Panel 3: Modern Environmental Law and The Faerie Queene, Rm. Library Classroom
Panel Chair: John Staines, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Charles S. Ross, Purdue University, “Annoying Noises in The Faerie Queene”
Jason Lotz, Purdue University, “The Art of Being Green: Spenser's Case for a More Temperate Union”
Edward Plough, Purdue University, “‘The saluage beast embost in wearie chace:’ Blood-Sport as Dramatic Poetry in The Faerie Queene”
Russell L. Keck, Purdue University, “The Law of Stewardship in Spenser's Fairyland”

Literature, Law, and Islam: Dante’s Inferno and Greg Mortenson’s Three Cups of Tea. A Roundtable Discussion, Rm 630
Moderator: Andrew Majeske, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Panelists: 1) Hamid Dabashi, Hegop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2) Teodolinda Barolini, Da Ponte Professor of Italian, Columbia University, 3) Noha Radwan, Columbia University, 4) Sadia Ashraf, Central Asia Institute

3:45-4:00 Break

4:00-5:00 Keynote Address, Rm. 630
John Matteson, “‘The Terrible Freedom’: Law, Literature, and the Struggle for the
Soul in the Age of Emerson”

5:00-6:00 Reception in the lobby adjoining Rm 630.

SPECIAL POST CONFERENCE EVENT (open to the public): Presentation by Sadia Ashraf on the work of the Central Asia Institute (CAI). The CAI is an NGO founded by Greg Mortenson that constructs and supports schools and other educational and vocational initiatives in Pakistan and Afghanistan, especially for young girls and women. His work is celebrated in the bestselling books Three Cups of Tea and Stones into Schools. Rm. 630

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