Abrams on References To Television Shows in Judicial Opinions and Written Advocacy (Part I) @mobarnews

Douglas E. Abrams, University of Missouri School of Law, has published References to Television Shows in Judicial Opinions and Written Advocacy (Part I) at 75 Journal of the Missouri Bar 25 (Jan.-Feb. 2019). Here is the abstract. Professor Abrams authors a column, Writing it Right, in the Journal of the Missouri Bar. In a variety of contexts, the column stresses the fundamentals of quality legal writing – conciseness, precision, simplicity, and clarity. Download the article from SSRN at the link. Source link

Bradley and Siegel on Madisonian Liquidation and the Originalism Debate @curtisabradley @NeilScottSiegel

Curtis Bradley and Neil Siegel, both of Duke University School of Law, have published Historical Gloss, Madisonian Liquidation, and the Originalism Debate as Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2019-15. Here is the abstract. The U.S. Constitution is old, relatively brief, and very difficult to amend. In its original form, the Constitution was primarily a framework for a new national government, and for 230 years the national government has operated under that framework even as conditions have changed in ways beyond the Founders’ conceivable imaginations. The…

Proposel Panel for MLA 2020

Law & Humanities Blog: Call For Proposals: Persons in Poetry and Law: Proposel Panel for MLA 2020 skip to main | skip to sidebar Call For Proposals: Persons in Poetry and Law: Proposel Panel for MLA 2020 From the mailbox: Call For Proposals: Persons in Poetry and Law Proposed Panel for MLA 2020January 9-12, 2020Seattle, WA   What relationships exist between poetic and legal invocations of personhood? What emerges in examining the formal strategies involved in processes of invocation? Seeking papers that put poems and legal texts in conversation. Please…

Creating the Right To Exclude

Brian Sawers, Georgetown University Law Center, is publishing Race and Property After the Civil War: Creating the Right to Exclude in volume 87 of the Mississippi Law Journal (2018). Here is the abstract. This Article uncovers a lost history of property, showing the role that race and white supremacy played in the development of modern trespass law. Property law does not change in response to economic opportunities, evolving to ever-more efficiency. Instead, property law reflects political power. At times, the political process may reorient property law to produce a larger…

Matthew H. Birkhold, Characters Before Copyright (OUP, 2019) @OxUniPress

Matthew H. Birkhold, Assistant Professor of German and Assistant Professor of Law, The Ohio State University, is publishing Characters Before Copyright: The Rise and Regulation of Fan Fiction in Eighteenth-Century Germany (Oxford University Press, 2019). Here from the publisher’s website is a description of the book’s contents. How did authors control the literary fates of fictional characters before the existence of copyright? Could a second author do anything with another author’s character? Situated between the decline of the privilege system and the rise of copyright, literary borrowing in eighteenth-century Germany has…

Humor and Satire in Contemporary Europe Summer School July 14-20 2019

Law & Humanities Blog: Humor and Satire in Contemporary Europe Summer School July 14-20 2019 skip to main | skip to sidebar Humor and Satire in Contemporary Europe Summer School July 14-20 2019 From the mailbox: The second edition of the summer school Humor and Satire in Contemporary Europe: Cultural, Political and Legal Perspectives will take place at the University of Groningen (Netherlands) from 14 to 20 July 2019. The course will feature seminars and lectures on the following topics (among several others): – Satire and populism in Europe and the US; – Current debates on dark humor and its limits (Charlie Hebdo etc.); –…

Call For Papers, Proposed Working Group on Embodied Reading, MLA Annual Convention

Proposed Working Group, Modern Languages Association, Annual Convention, January 9-20, 2020 Proposed working group, MLA Convention, Seattle, WA Taking a cue from recent developments in somatic psychology toward embodied listening and embodied speaking, in this working group we will explore embodied reading as a practice that attends to bodily sensation and affective response as they emerge in the process of reading. For scholars engaged with materials that describe traumatic encounters—from the archive of slavery to the autopsy of Michael Brown to memoirs of sexual violence—a choice presents itself. Do I bracket my own revulsion, discomfort,…

Sisters in Crime Offering Grant To Buy Books For Research Projects

From the mailbox: Via Barbara Fister, Gustavus Adolphus College Sisters in Crime is offering a grant for up to $500 to buy books to support research projects that contribute to our understanding of the role of women or underrepresented groups in the crime fiction genre. The deadline for applications is April 1st. Please share with interested parties! There are some limitations because of our funding source – grant recipients must either be US citizens/legal residents of the United States or must be conducting research on US authors. Source link

Law, Literature, and Human Rights, MLA Annual Convention, Seattle, January 9-12, 2020

Law & Humanities Blog: CFP: Law, Literature, and Human Rights, MLA Annual Convention, Seattle, January 9-12, 2020 skip to main | skip to sidebar CFP: Law, Literature, and Human Rights, MLA Annual Convention, Seattle, January 9-12, 2020 From the mailbox: Call for Papers:  Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, Seattle, January 9-12, 2020 Law, Literature, and Human Rights Papers examining legal and literary articulations of human rights, broadly conceived, from Jus Gentium to the U.S. Constitution to the European Union. 250-500 word abstract and brief CV.  Deadline for submissions: Sunday, 10 March…