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Literature and Law Seminar

Tuesday, November 14, 2017,
  • Location: Robert Penn Warren Center • 2301 Vanderbilt Place • Nashville, TN 37235

Hosted by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities. 

This reading group will meet to discuss current approaches, new challenges, and new possibilities that are offered to legal and literary scholars when they use insights from both fields to illuminate their work. The seminar welcomes anyone interested in the many topics now addressed in this field, including the use of obscenity laws to regulate creative work, the representation of law in literature, law as literature, the application of literary methods to legal texts, the challenges of constructing “characters” appropriate to literary and legal settings, and the revitalization of law through reference to humanistic texts and approaches. Georgia Cole will visit on October 17, Sahir Aziz will visit on November 6, and Luigi Achille will visit on November 14.


Seminar coordinators: Robert Barsky (English, French and Italian, Jewish studies, law) robert.barsky@vanderbilt.edu and Daniel Gervais (French and Italian, law) daniel.gervais@law.vanderbilt.edu.