Villanova University Law and Literature Symposium: “Ethics of Traditions” |

by Jessica C. Murphy

The conference theme for 2010, “Ethics of Traditions”, is broadly conceived. Papers may include but are not limited to papers on any literary, rhetorical, narrative, or textual aspects of law and ethics; intersubjective ethics; ethical philosophies; the ethics of taste and adjudication; ethical speech in law and literature; literature and feminist legal ethics; Lévinas and the law; the quiddity of “tradition” or “canon”; constitutional hermeneutics; common law method; ethics and justice explored in literature; shared traditions of law and literature; legal and literary histories/historiography; law and ethics in popular culture. Papers will be 20-25 minutes long to permit time for discussion.

Abstracts of proposed papers should be sent to Professor Penelope Pether, to whom inquiries may also be addressed. Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words, and should arrive before March 15, 2010. Invitees will be notified by April 30, 2010, and will receive room and board at but not transportation to and from the symposium, provided by Villanova University School of Law. It is anticipated that a limited number of places will be available for attendees who are not presenting papers.

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