Conference Call for Papers – Imagining Justice: Law and Speculative Fictions

Osgoode Hall Law School will be the site of a conference named Imagining Justice: Law and Speculative Fictions on June 5th, 2018. Sponsored by Law.Arts.Culture and hosted by PhD students Tamera Burnett and Bob Tarantino, the keynote address will be provided by author Guy Gavriel Kay. The call for papers includes the following:

We are looking for interdisciplinary papers that engage with law and speculative fictions in media such as literature, film, television, and comics. Papers can take a critical approach to legal scholarship, using speculative fiction to unpack issues such as sexism, racism, colonialism, hetereosexism, and ableism. Topics such as the use of speculative fiction and storytelling in pedagogy and public legal education are also welcome, as are theoretical papers that explore concepts such as power, control, transgression, and visions of justice. Just as speculative fiction offers authors an endless source of potential stories, we hope that scholars tap into this incredibly diverse and expansive area for their scholarship.

Given the interdisciplinary nature of this conference, we are also interested in exploring creative projects that look at law and justice through the lens of speculative stories. We encourage creators to submit their work as well, be it fiction, film, or comics.

Proposals must include an abstract of 250 words or less, submitted to by their deadline of December 15, 2017 – with the subject header “Imagining Justice Abstract”. If you are interested in serving as a discussant only, use the header “Imagining Justice Discussant”. Those selected will be notified by January 31, 2018, and your conference paper should be submitted to the organizers by May 5, 2018.

You can read the full call for papers here


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