Friday, 16 July 2010

Call for papers: Law, Culture and the Humanities

Call for Participation: 14th Annual ASLCH Conference

March 11-12, 2011
University of Las Vegas, Nevada

The Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities is an organization of scholars engaged in interdisciplinary, humanistic legal scholarship. The Association brings together a wide range of people engaged in scholarship on legal history, legal theory, jurisprudence, law and cultural studies, law and literature, law and the performing arts, and legal hermeneutics. We want to encourage dialogue across and among these fields about issues of interpretation, identity, ideals, values, authority, obligation, justice, and about law¹s place in culture.

We will be accepting proposals for panels, roundtables, papers, and volunteers for chairs and discussants from July 1 until October 15th 2010.

PLEASE NOTE: To submit proposals, please go to the online submission site

As it becomes available, additional information about accommodations and other conference matters, will be posted to the, "ASLCH Annual Conference Information" page on the ASLCH webpage at

The theme of the 2011 conference, drawing on the work of Nan Seuffert of the University of Waikato, is “Boundaries and Enemies.” We welcome submissions addressing this theme or on any law, culture and humanities subject. Examples of recent panel topics include: The Hope of Law; Legal Responses to “Unconventional Family Arrangements”;  Imagining the Law in Political Theory; Haunted Justice, Haunted Communities; Event, Rebellion, and Constitution: Political Imagination and Resistant Sovereignties in the Americas, 1615-2005; Invoking Justice: The Rhetoric of Recognition and Reconciliation; Reading the Body; Spectacles of Intimacy; Cultural Property and Its Discontents.