Law and Literature Symposium

*This event has been postponed.*

April 23-24, 2020

Thursday, April 23, 5:30pm (Blount Auditorium, Buckman Hall)

Keynote Address: Lorna Hutson (Oxford University), “On the Knees of the Body Politic”
5:00pm: Reception Sponsored by the University of Memphis Law School

Friday, April 24 (Spence Wilson Room, Briggs Hall)

9:30am: Coffee sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs

10-11:30am: Law and the Humanities Pedagogy Roundtable, chaired by Tim Huebner (Rhodes College)

Lunch Break

1-2:30pm: Panel 1
Chair: Joshua Phillips (University of Memphis)
Alison Chapman (University of Alabama), “Samson and the Bonds of Debt”
Stephanie Elsky (Rhodes College), “Daughters, Chairs, and Liberty in Margaret Cavendish’s The Religious
Bernadette Meyler (Stanford University), “Coriolanus, Election, and the 'Major Part'"


2:30-3:00pm: Coffee break sponsored by Gender and Sexuality Studies Program

3:-4:00pm: Panel 2
Chair: TBA
Penelope Anderson (Indiana University), "Women's Absence from International Law: The Case of Cymbeline."
Cassander Smith (University of Alabama), “Encountering Guinea: Legal Rhetoric and the Morality of British Trade in Sub-Saharan Africa”

4-4:30pm: Final Roundtable
Moderator: Karen Raber (University of Mississippi, Executive Director of the Shakespeare Association of America)

4:30-5:00: Reception

7:30-9pm: “Qualities of Mercy: Scenes of Law & Justice on the Shakespearean Stage” (McCoy Theater)