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Please join us at MLA 2020 for the following sessions sponsored by the Law and the Humanities Forum:
Session 189: What’s Next for Law and the Humanities?
Thursday, January 9, 7:00-8:15 p.m.
WSCC – Skagit 3
Presiding: Kathryn D. Temple, Georgetown U
1. “The Constitution as the Aesthetic Representation of the People,” David Tse-chien Pan, U of California, Irvine
2. “In the Shadow of the Sciences: The Evolutionary Future of the Law and Humanities Interdiscipline,” Andrew John Majeske, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City U of New York
3. “The Poetics of Emancipation in the Contemporary: M. NourbeSe Philip’s Zong! and Solmaz Sharif’s Look as Archival Palimpsests,” Asimina Ino Nikolopoulou, Grinnell C
4. “From Representation to Aesthetics: On Legal and Literary Form,” Rose Casey, West Virignia U, Morgantown
Session 615: Law, Literature, and Human Rights
Saturday, January 11, 5:15-6:30 p.m.
Presiding: Melissa J. Ganz, Marquette U; Christine L. Holbo, Arizona State U
1. “Two Appeals to the World! W.E.B. Du Bois, Harry Truman, and the Turn from Human to Civil Rights,” Joseph Darda, Texas Christian U
2. “Conditions of Entry: Hospitality and the State in Abdulrazak Gurnah’s Writing,” Carolyn Ownbey, U of Chicago
3. “Contando Muertos: Narrating and Counting the Dead in Alia Trabucco Zerán’s La resta and Chile’s Rettig Report,” Callie Ward, Stanford U
4. “Are Guantánamo Detainees Human in a Human Rights Context? Readings in History, Law, and Literature,” Alexandra S. Moore, Binghamton U, State U of New York
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