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Conference on Shakespeare and Law, Madison NJ
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1747  Monday, 8 September 2003

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Date:           Friday, 5 Sep 2003 22:49:22 -0400
Subject:        Conference on Shakespeare and Law, Madison NJ

A colloquium on Shakespeare and the Law will be held at the Madison New
Jersey campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University from 9:30-3:30 on
Saturday, October 18. The colloquium is free and open to the public.

Daniel C. Schiff, "The Merchant of Venice: Is There a Legal Solution to
Resentment"

Dr. Schiff is a practicing attorney and adjunct professor of law at
Seton Hall University. He holds a JD from Harvard University and a Ph.D.
in Philosophy from Penn State University. He will discuss the
relationship between law and the problems of resentment and indebtedness
in The Merchant of Venice.

Catherine M. A. McCauliff, "Mercy Tempers Justice in Measure for
Measure."

Dr. McCauliff, Professor of Law at Seton Hall Law School, holds a Ph.D.
from the University of Toronto and a JD from the University of Chicago.
She will discuss the contrasting claims of mercy and justice in Measure
for Measure and make connections between underlying legal principles and
Shakespeare's dramatic strategies.

Tanya Pollard, "Theater and Drugs in Shakespeare."

Dr. Pollard, who teaches English at Montclair State University, will
discuss the unusually intense preoccupation with poison in both drama
and legal writings, with particular attention to the problem of proof
and the distinctive nature of the punishments associated with poisoning
cases. She holds a Ph.D. from Yale University.

Matthew Greenfield, "Trials in Shakespeare's Plays and Plays as a Form
of Trial."

Dr. Greenfield, who teaches at CUNY-Staten Island, will discuss how
trials were staged on Shakespeare's stage and how plays themselves were
"trials"  in which issues were argued and judged. He holds a Ph.D. from
Yale University.

Organizer of the session is Harry Keyishian, Professor of English at
Fairleigh Dickinson University. For directions and details, call
973-443-8714 or e-mail 
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