CFP: MLA Options for Teaching: Literature and Law (5/1/06; collection)

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Cathrine Frank
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For the MLA's Options for Teaching series, the Publications Committee has approved development of the volume Teaching Literature and Law, edited by Austin Sarat, Cathrine Frank, and Matthew Anderson. As currently projected, the volume has four sections: 1) theory and history of the Law and Literature movement, 2) model courses, 3) texts, and 4) resources. Submissions are welcome from faculty in diverse fields (i.e., literatures in English and other languages, law, art, film, history, philosophy, and the social sciences).

Topics may include but are not limited to the following:
Intellectual property
Literary trials
"Trials of the century"
International tribunals
Canonical literary and legal texts
Popular literary texts
Performance art and other creative projects
Letters written by the incarcerated
Petitions for emancipation

For more information, please see the project's website

One-page abstracts and a brief CV should be emailed both to and by 1 May 2006, although the editors encourage preliminary inquiries well before the deadline. Abstracts may be mailed to Matthew Anderson, Department of English, University of New England, 11 Hills Beach Road, Biddeford, ME 04005.

Cathrine O. Frank, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of English
University of New England
11 Hills Beach Road
Biddeford, ME 04005
(207) 602-2709

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