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Conference | Seminar

Law, literature and culture in a post-textual context (with a bit on Brexit)

  • Martin A Kayman
Tuesday 28 June 2016 - Wednesday 29 June 2016
P.N. van Eyckhof 2
P.N. van Eyckhof 2
2311 BV Leiden

On June 28th and 29th, we will receive prof. dr. Martin Kayman, from Cardiff University,  in the LUCAS Centre for Art, Literature and Law.

prof. dr. Martin Kayman

The seminar is entitled:
‘Law, literature and culture in a post-textual context (with a bit on Brexit)’
On the 28th prof. Kayman will be working with staff and PhD’s from LUCAS and the Faculty of Law.
On the morning of the 29th he will give a seminar for interested PhD-students, research master students and staff.

Martin A. Kayman is a professor in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff University. Focussing initially on the related origins of modern concepts of both law and literature in England during the eighteenth century, his research has turned more recently to contemporary relations between law, religion and the visual.
Publications include ‘Lawful Writing: Common Law, Statute and the Properties of Literature’ (New Literary History, 1996), ‘A Memorial for Jeremy Bentham: Memory, Fiction, and Writing the Law’ (Law and Critique, 2004), ‘The Bill of Rights: “"Icons” of Liberty and Law in the Early Twenty-First Century’ (Law and Humanities, 2011), ‘The Law and the Statuesque’ (Law and Critique, 2013), and
‘Corpus Juris, Habeas Corpus, and the “Corporeal Turn” in the Humanities’ (Law & Literature, in press).
He is also the author of works on nineteenth-century mystery and detective fiction, Ezra Pound and modernist poetics, the cultural politics of English in the world, and the Portuguese Revolution.
He has been a general editor of the European Journal of English Studies since 2006.

If you want to participate, please register at the LUCAS office: lucas@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Admission is free.
28 June 2016: P.N. van Eyckhof 2, room 004, from 10:00-17:00
29 June 2016: P.N. van Eyckhof 2, room 004, from 10:00-13:00

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