Monthly Archives: March 2017

Sara Ross

Call for Papers: Law and Culture Conference

The 2017 edition of the Law and Culture Conference will be held at the The Centre for Law and Culture of St. Mary’s University in London, UK from September 7th to the 8th. Submissions are due by May 14th, 2017, and should be sent to Professor Thomas Giddens at: . As an individual author, you can submit a 250 word abstract and 50 word biography, and if you are organizing a panel, submissions should include a 150 word abstract for the panel itself, alongside 250 word abstracts for each of the intended papers. This year’s major theme is Anarchy, and the conference description includes the following:

What does it mean to break the world? What is legitimate resistance to state power? When does authority spill over into repression? What happens when a sovereign loses control? What is an anarchic act? Is anarchic thought possible? What is anarchy’s relationship to chaos and disorder? What is its relationship to order and regulation? How are such concepts represented—if they can be—in legal, social, political, moral, and critical philosophies?

Can anarchy be a duty?

You can read the full call for papers here: .

Sara Ross

Law.Arts.Culture Lecture on “Law and the Visual”

On April 5, 2017 Law.Arts.Culture will host the lecture, “Law and the Visual: Teaching Critical and Generative Visual Attitudes to Undergraduate Jurisprudence Students”. This lecture will be provided by Professor Maksymillian Del Mar, based upon a recent course on Jurisprudence at Queen Mary University of London. According to the event information:

The course explored ‘Law and the Visual’, and its aim was to introduce students to and encourage them to develop critical and generative attitudes to the role and value of the visual in law. His lectures examined 1) the graphic / linguistic distinction; 2) confronting pictorial realism; and 3) schematic knowledge practices. His tutorials considered examples of the visual in law in a variety of contexts, including 1) by judges and advocates in courtrooms (e.g. visual evidence; comic briefs); 2) by students (e.g. visual legal mnemonics) and citizens (e.g. comic contracting); and 3) by scholars (e.g. critical witnessing in comic journalism, in particular through the work of Joe Sacco). In this presentation he will share his experience of teaching the course, including student reactions.

The lecture will take place between 2:30pm and 4pm in room 2027 of Osgoode Hall Law School. To attend, simply click on the following link and RSVP: .


Sara Ross

Call for Papers: Critical Legal Conference

‘Catastrophe’ by Lala Gallardo

The 2017 edition of the Critical Legal Conference has issued its Call for Papers; this year the theme of the conference will be CATASTROPHE. Held at the Warwick Law School and Social Theory Centre at the University of Warwick between the 1st and 3rd of September, critical scholars from across the world will gather here to discuss their latest work on the subject matter. According to the conference:

Ten years ago, the so-called ‘Invisible Committee’ urged that ‘It is useless to wait…. To go on waiting is madness. The catastrophe is not coming, it is here. We are already situated within the collapse of a civilization. It is within this reality that we must choose sides.’ Over a decade before, Leonard Cohen had written; ‘This is the darkness, this is the flood. The catastrophe has already happened and the question we now face is what is the appropriate behaviour.’

Twenty-four research streams have been announced alongside the general stream. To apply, simply send your 200 word abstract by May 31st, 2017 to the appropriate stream organizer. The link to each of the streams (click on the one of interest to see descriptive text and the submission email) is here: