Thursday, February 01, 2007

Shakespeare and the law

[this from the SHAKSPER listserv ...]

The School of Law at the University of Warwick (in conjunction with the Capital Centre and the RSC) is organising a major conference on Shakespeare and the law, to be hosted by the University of Warwick from July 9th to July 11th 2007. The conference has already attracted many speakers of international reputation in the fields of law, history, literature, and theatre studies (including Jonathan Bate, Christian Biet, Peter Goodrich, Germaine Greer, Andrew Hadfield, B.J. and Mary Sokol and Ian Ward); as well as the participation of leading theatre practitioners, including actor, director, and writer, Michael Pennington, and RSC associate director, Gregory Doran.

The conference will launch the publication of a major academic journal, "Law and Humanities" (Hart Publishing). This is the first UK journal whose purpose is to provide a forum for multidisciplinary debate and discourse between the legal academy and the humanities' disciplines, such as classics, history, literature, music, philosophy, theology, theatre and film studies.

There will be a full programme of associated social events, including a reception at nearby Kenilworth Castle (with a talk on the visit by Queen Elizabeth to Kenilworth in 1575); a conference dinner (with eminent guest of honour and speaker); and the possibility of a theatre trip to the RSC in neighbouring Stratford-upon-Avon.

Full details and a booking form can be found on our website:

Dr Paul Raffield
Associate Professor, School of Law
University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK


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