CFP: Beyond Reasonable Doubt: Conversations in Literature, Law, and Philosophy (UK) (2/1/07; 9/7/07-9/9/07)

full name / name of organization: 
S. Mukherji
contact email: 
sm10014@cam.ac.uk

'BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT': CONVERSATIONS IN LITERATURE, LAW AND PHILOSOPHY
FROM THE REFORMATION TO THE PRESENT DAY
7TH - 9TH SEPTEMBER 2007
FITZWILLIAM COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
Convenors: Yota Batsaki, Subha Mukherji, Jan-Melissa Schramm

PLENARY SPEAKERS

John Bender
Peter Brooks
Leo Damrosch
Kathy Eden
Lorna Hutson
Ian Ward
Luke Wilson

This conference aims to bring into conversation scholars of literature, law
and philosophy. In the course of the last three decades, legal
practitioners, literary critics, jurists and philosophers have found in
this interdisciplinary dialogue an enriched vocabulary for the exploration
of topics as disparate as the history of the novel, censorship, blasphemy,
plagiarism, hermeneutic theory, and the rhetorical manipulation of
narrative within the courtroom. We are inviting papers on any aspect of the
intersection of these discourses, preferably with a literary component,
including papers that might address the following topics:

- evidence, interpretation, judgment
- the role of doubt and scepticism in critical enquiry
- casuistry, rhetoric, persuasion, ethics
- legal and poetic fictions
- equity
- the role of narrative jurisprudence
- testimony, confession, autobiography
- contract, agency and intentionality
- methodological issues: the value of interdisciplinarity
- censorship, blasphemy, plagiarism and intellectual property
- gender, sexuality, narrative, law and ethics
- human, divine and natural law; the law of genre
- epistemologies

Abstracts on relevant topics, with a specifically interdisciplinary
approach, to be submitted no later than 1 February 2007. Please email
abstracts (of no more than 500 words) to one of the following: Yota
Batsaki: pb324_at_cam.ac.uk; Subha Mukherji: sm10014_at_cam.ac.uk; Jan-Melissa
Schramm: js10032_at_cam.ac.uk

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cfp categories: 
romantic