Derecho y Literatura. Textos y contextos, ed. Jorge Roggero

Law Text Culture special volume 2017

Proposals from people interested in guest editing  Volume 21 (2017) of the journal Law Text Culture are due by 30 May 2016.  Information about the journal and its scope and purpose can be found here, along with links to current and past issue. People interested in submitting a proposal can find guidance about the process here.

Forty Years in Law and Literature

A symposium to celebrate a Festschrift for Richard Weisberg
April 17, 2016

17 april 2016: Forty Years in Law and Literature

Speakers will present papers for discussion on a wide range of topics, including the genesis of Law and Literature as a field of study, its development as a movement, as well as its proliferation into other scholarly disciplines, such as Holocaust Studies and Constitutional Law.

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Spectacular Law conference, Hong Kong december 2016

Law, Literature and the Humanities Association of Australasia Conference 2016

The Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong, 8-10 December 2016
Preceded by a half-day Graduate Research Student Workshop

The LLH Association of Australasia invites researchers working at the intersection of law and the humanities to Hong Kong in 2016 to explore the complex relations between law, theory, culture and visuality. This conference invites participants to re-affirm the enduring capacity of interdisciplinary, creative and critical legal scholarship to allow us to see the law otherwise.

The theme of ‘spectacular law’ invites reflection on the performance and dramaturgy of political and legal power, the affective lures of sovereignty and the technologies that reveal – and conceal – legality, dissent, (dis)obedience, and different modalities of regulation. This conference will examine the various ways in which we can see, and be seen by, law, politics and power. The location of this year’s conference prompts its theme. Hong Kong is a visually striking city: fading tower blocks, gleaming edifices, remnants of a colonial past, and canopies of neon suspended over street corners, all enframed by lushly forested hills and the increasingly contested waters of the South China Sea. The powerful visual affect, as much a result of the city’s geography as it is of its legal and political orderings, inspires an exploration of the spectacle.

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Cultural Legal Studies

Law's Popular Cultures and the Metamorphosis of Law

Edited by Cassandra Sharp and Marett Leiboff.

October 2015