Danse Macabre (Cambridge University Press)

Desmond Manderson, Australian National University, is publishing Danse Macabre: Temporalities of Law in the Visual Arts (Cambridge University Press) (forthcoming June 2019). Here from the publisher’s website is a description of the book’s contents. The visual arts offer refreshing and novel resources through which to understand the representation, power, ideology and critique of law. This vibrantly interdisciplinary book brings the burgeoning field to a new maturity through extended close readings of major works by artists from Pieter Bruegel and Gustav Klimt to Gordon Bennett and Rafael Cauduro. At each point,…

JurisApocalypse Now! Law in End Times, December 2-4, 2019 (LLHAA)

Law & Humanities Blog: Call for Abstracts: JurisApocalypse Now! Law in End Times, December 2-4, 2019 (LLHAA) skip to main | skip to sidebar Call for Abstracts: JurisApocalypse Now! Law in End Times, December 2-4, 2019 (LLHAA) Southern Cross University School of Law and Justice, in partnership with the Law, Literature and the Humanities Association of Australasia (LLHAA), is proud to convene and organise the 2019 LLHAA conference titled JurisApocalypse Now! Law in End Times, which will be held at Southern Cross University Gold Coast Campus on 2-4 December 2019. The conference will explore…

Call For Proposals @popgoesthelegal @law_text

Law Text Culture: Call for Proposals for Volume 24 (2020), due May 1, 2019  The Editorial Board of Law Text Culture is seeking proposals for the 2020 edition of the Journal (Volume 24), due for publication in December 2020. Law Text Culture is a transcontinental, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal which aims to produce fresh insights and knowledges about law and jurisprudence across three interconnected axes: Politics: engaging the relationship of force and resistance Aesthetics: eliciting the relationship of judgment and expression Ethics: exploring the relationship of self and other. The annual…

Abrams on References To Television Shows in Judicial Opinions and Written Advocacy (Part I) @mobarnews

Douglas E. Abrams, University of Missouri School of Law, has published References to Television Shows in Judicial Opinions and Written Advocacy (Part I) at 75 Journal of the Missouri Bar 25 (Jan.-Feb. 2019). Here is the abstract. Professor Abrams authors a column, Writing it Right, in the Journal of the Missouri Bar. In a variety of contexts, the column stresses the fundamentals of quality legal writing – conciseness, precision, simplicity, and clarity. Download the article from SSRN at the link. Source link

Bradley and Siegel on Madisonian Liquidation and the Originalism Debate @curtisabradley @NeilScottSiegel

Curtis Bradley and Neil Siegel, both of Duke University School of Law, have published Historical Gloss, Madisonian Liquidation, and the Originalism Debate as Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2019-15. Here is the abstract. The U.S. Constitution is old, relatively brief, and very difficult to amend. In its original form, the Constitution was primarily a framework for a new national government, and for 230 years the national government has operated under that framework even as conditions have changed in ways beyond the Founders’ conceivable imaginations. The…

Proposel Panel for MLA 2020

Law & Humanities Blog: Call For Proposals: Persons in Poetry and Law: Proposel Panel for MLA 2020 skip to main | skip to sidebar Call For Proposals: Persons in Poetry and Law: Proposel Panel for MLA 2020 From the mailbox: Call For Proposals: Persons in Poetry and Law Proposed Panel for MLA 2020January 9-12, 2020Seattle, WA   What relationships exist between poetic and legal invocations of personhood? What emerges in examining the formal strategies involved in processes of invocation? Seeking papers that put poems and legal texts in conversation. Please…

Creating the Right To Exclude

Brian Sawers, Georgetown University Law Center, is publishing Race and Property After the Civil War: Creating the Right to Exclude in volume 87 of the Mississippi Law Journal (2018). Here is the abstract. This Article uncovers a lost history of property, showing the role that race and white supremacy played in the development of modern trespass law. Property law does not change in response to economic opportunities, evolving to ever-more efficiency. Instead, property law reflects political power. At times, the political process may reorient property law to produce a larger…

Matthew H. Birkhold, Characters Before Copyright (OUP, 2019) @OxUniPress

Matthew H. Birkhold, Assistant Professor of German and Assistant Professor of Law, The Ohio State University, is publishing Characters Before Copyright: The Rise and Regulation of Fan Fiction in Eighteenth-Century Germany (Oxford University Press, 2019). Here from the publisher’s website is a description of the book’s contents. How did authors control the literary fates of fictional characters before the existence of copyright? Could a second author do anything with another author’s character? Situated between the decline of the privilege system and the rise of copyright, literary borrowing in eighteenth-century Germany has…

Humor and Satire in Contemporary Europe Summer School July 14-20 2019

Law & Humanities Blog: Humor and Satire in Contemporary Europe Summer School July 14-20 2019 skip to main | skip to sidebar Humor and Satire in Contemporary Europe Summer School July 14-20 2019 From the mailbox: The second edition of the summer school Humor and Satire in Contemporary Europe: Cultural, Political and Legal Perspectives will take place at the University of Groningen (Netherlands) from 14 to 20 July 2019. The course will feature seminars and lectures on the following topics (among several others): – Satire and populism in Europe and the US; – Current debates on dark humor and its limits (Charlie Hebdo etc.); –…