A few notes from this year’s conference.
- The Association of for the Study of Law, Culture and Humanities Conference ended yesterday with a fury. Table contributors Mai-Linh Hong from Legal Lacuna, and Marc Roark each presented papers and participated together on a panel titled Global Citizens: Violence and the Transnational Subject. Mai Linh presented a paper titled Another Vietnam: War, the Archive and the USS Kirk. Marc presented Re-Entering the Loneliness: Robert Penn Warren and the Exile. Perhaps they will post a brief write up on their respective papers.
- The folks at Texas Wesleyan were all incredibly hospitable. I understand one faculty member bought lunch for several guests on Saturday. Southern hospitality never gets old.
- The keynote address was incredible. Judith Resnik and Dennis Curtis discussed their new book Re-Presenting Justice: Visual Narratives of Judgment and the Invention of Democratic Courts. In the words of Austin Sarat, one of the respondents to the talk, the work represents “an audacious representation” and the “best for what we are attempting to do.” I wanted to shell out $75.00 immediately. The book looks incredible. A Summary of the keynote was tweeted by Mai Linh.
- If you were not following our TWEETS from the conference, you can access them here and here. They are a little uneven, due to the depth of different talks. Nevertheless, several were enjoyable. I particularly enjoyed David Fisher’s Medea’s Laws: Reading Euripides’ Medea as Law and Literature.
- This year’s conference was well done. Kudos to Linda Meyer and her organizing committee. Next year’s conference is in London.