The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0464  Sunday, 21 May 2006

From: 		Gary Watt <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Sunday, 21 May 2006 17:49:20 +0100
Subject: 	Shakespeare and the Law - A Conference

The University of Warwick will host an international conference on 
Shakespeare and the Law from 9-11 July 2007 in association with Warwick 
Law School and The Capital Centre partnership between The University of 
Warwick and the Royal Shakespeare Company. The conference will provide a 
unique forum for scholarly discourse between the major humanities 
disciplines of law, literature and the performing arts. Confirmed 
speakers include several leading figures in Shakespearean Scholarship, 
theatre and the field of law and humanities.

The study of law as a humanities' discipline is concerned with the 
capacity of human beings to engage with their environment and reform it 
by the power of imagination expressed through arts which are not 
scientifically predictable in their operation or susceptible to 
empirical assessment. In this sense the study of law as a humanities' 
discipline is distinct from, albeit compatible with, the study of law as 
a social science. Law and humanities explores the relationship between 
subjects and the law; "subjects" indicating on the one hand the very 
human beings subject to the law, and, on the other hand, the humanities 
disciplines (including literature and drama) through which the human 
subject has traditionally created and challenged the law. There is no 
better starting place, or central case, for such a study than the works 
of William Shakespeare.

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Warwick for a full 
programme of scholarly and social events in the summer of 2007.

Paul Raffield and Gary Watt
Programme Organisers


Gary Watt
Director of Undergraduate Studies
School of Law
University of Warwick

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