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Villanova University Law and Literature Symposium: "Ethics of Traditions"
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“ETHICS OF TRADITIONS”
Villanova’s Law School and Department of English will hold a law and literature symposium, the second in an annual series, beginning Thursday evening, September 30, 2010, and ending Saturday afternoon, October 2, 2010.
We invite interested scholars to submit abstracts of proposed papers. Alastair Minnis (Douglas Tracy Smith Professor of English, Yale University), Christopher Tomlins (Professor of Law, University of California-Irvine School of Law), and Richard Weisberg (Walter Floersheimer Professor of Constitutional Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University) will be keynote speakers.
The conference theme for 2010, “Ethics of Traditions”, is broadly conceived. Papers may include but are not limited to papers on any literary, rhetorical, narrative, or textual aspects of law and ethics; intersubjective ethics; ethical philosophies; the ethics of taste and adjudication; ethical speech in law and literature; literature and feminist legal ethics; Lévinas and the law; the quiddity of “tradition” or “canon”; constitutional hermeneutics; common law method; ethics and justice explored in literature; shared traditions of law and literature; legal and literary histories/historiography; law and ethics in popular culture. Papers will be 20-25 minutes long to permit time for discussion.
Abstracts of proposed papers should be sent to Professor Penelope Pether (firstname.lastname@example.org), to whom inquiries may also be addressed. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words, and should arrive before March 15, 2010. Invitees will be notified by April 30, 2010, and will receive room and board at (but not transportation to and from) the symposium, provided by Villanova University School of Law. It is anticipated that a limited number of places will be available for attendees who are not presenting papers.
The symposium is being convened by Professor David S. Caudill, Arthur M. Goldberg Family Chair in Law, and Professor Penelope J. Pether of Villanova University School of Law; and Professors Evan Radcliffe (Departmental Chair) and Cristina Maria Cervone of the Department of English at Villanova University.