This conference aims to bring scholars of literature and law into an interdisciplinary setting to share the fruits of their research and scholarship.The conference’s keynote speaker is John Matteson, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for his book Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father. John Matteson is a professor in the English Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and obtained his JD from Harvard University.
The journal Law and Literature is in the process of publishing a special symposium issue containing full versions of select papers presented at the inaugural Literature and Law Conference, and we are in negotiations with the journal to do the same for this second biennial conference.
We invite papers dealing with all aspect of literature and law, including papers which might address literature dealing with some of the following:
-The rule of law
-Rhetoric and law
-Judicial discretion and its abuse
-Common versus Civil law
-Law and Deception
-(Mis)Interpretation and Competing Interpretations of Law
-Non Western Justice and Injustice
-Comic Justice and Injustice
Please submit abstracts (250 words or less) to Andrew Majeske, by Friday, January 15, 2010.