Category Archives: Reading Groups

CMEMLL Reading Group: Futures of Law and Literature (II)

Monday 12 December, 4.00 – 5.00 pm
Syndicate Room, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge

The Reading Group will involve a brief introduction by Rachel Holmes and Andrew Zurcher followed by discussion on the theme of ‘Futures of Law and Literature’. Previous attendance at the CMEMLL Reading Group is not requisite to participation.

The background reading for our discussion comprises the following:

Grant Williams, ‘Law and the Production of Literature: An Introductory Perspective.’ In Donald Beecher et al, ed., Taking Exception to the Law: Materializing Injustice in Early Modern English Literature (University of Toronto Press, 2015), pp. 3–43.

 

CMEMLL Reading Group: Futures of Law and Literature (i)

Monday 24 October, 4.00 – 5.00 pm
Erasmus Room, Queens’ College, University of Cambridge

This year the St Andrews Centre for Mediaeval and Early Modern Law and Literature (CMEMLL) becomes a collaborative forum between St Andrews, Oxford, and Cambridge, with Law and Literature events continuing at St Andrews under the auspices of the Institute for Legal and Constitutional Research.

This year’s theme is ‘Futures of Law and Literature’. The full schedule of these sessions and other CMEMLL events can be found here:

http://cmemll.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/research/events/201617-2/.

The Reading Group will involve a brief introduction by Rachel Holmes and Andrew Zurcher followed by discussion on the theme of ‘Futures of Law and Literature’.

The background reading for our discussion comprises the following two articles:

Bernadette Meyler, ‘Law, Literature, and History: The Love Triangle.’ UC Irvine Law Review 365 (2015).

Greta Olson, ‘Futures of Law and Literature: A Preliminary Overview from a Culturalist Perspective.’ Law and Literature In-Between: Contemporary Inter- and Transdisciplinary Approaches, ed. Christian Hiebaum, Susanne Knaller, Doris Pichler (Bielefeld: transcript, 2015. 37-69).

READING GROUP: ‘INTERPRETING LITERATURE, LAW, AND CONSTITUTION’ (VI)

Tuesday 19 April, 1.00 – 2.00 pm
Old Seminar Room, 71 South Street, School of History

All welcome.

This session will be led by Professors Lorna Hutson and John Hudson, Directors of CMEMLL.

There will be no reading in preparation for this session since it is intended both to follow on from the CMEMLL Annual Lecture to be given by Steve White and Gadi Algazi, and to draw together the year’s conversations around ‘Interpreting Literature, Law, and Constitution.’

 

 

READING GROUP: ‘INTERPRETING LITERATURE, LAW, AND CONSTITUTION’ (V)

Tuesday 8 March, 1.00 – 2.00 pm
Old Seminar Room, 71 South Street, School of History

 

READING GROUP: ‘INTERPRETING LITERATURE, LAW, AND CONSTITUTION’ (IV)

Tuesday 16 February, 1.00 – 2.00 pm
Old Seminar Room, 71 South Street, School of History

All welcome.

This session will be led by Professor Anthony Lang, Director of the Centre for Global Constitutionalism.

Reading:

Anthony F. Lang, Jr. Between International Law in The City & The City and Embassytown. In China Miéville: Critical Essays, ed. Caroline Edwards and Tony Venezia (Canterbury: Gylphi, 2015), pp. 213-238.

Miéville, China. ‘Editorial Introduction.’ Marxism and Fantasy [Special Issue]. Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Theory, 10.4 (2002), pp. 39–49.