Sunday, November 01, 2009

Shakespeare, in Theory: law, theology, sovereignty

Friday, November 13, 2009, 10 a.m.
Rutgers University, Center for Cultural Analysis
8 Bishop Place, New Brunswick, NJ

This symposium brings two leading scholars in the field of law and
literature to Rutgers in order to examine Shakespeare’s preoccupation
with legal concepts and legal systems, with a special focus on the great
“problem” play Measure for Measure (1604). Papers will be circulated
in advance of the session, which will be devoted entirely to discussion.
All are welcome, but space is limited: please RSVP by November 1 to
Curtis Dunn ( The session will be followed
by lunch for symposium participants.

Bernadette Meyler
Cornell University Law School
“‘Our City’s Institutions’ and the
Institution of the Common Law”

Philip Lorenz
English, Cornell University
“The Desire of the Law—
Shakespeare, Suárez, and the
Sense of Sovereignty”

Sponsored by the Program in Early Modern Studies
For more information, please contact info@cca..rutgers .edu


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