2006 Law and Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop
UCLA School of Law, Columbia Law School, University of Southern California Center for Law, History & Culture, and Georgetown University Law Center invite submissions for the fourth annual meeting of the Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop to be held at USC Law School in Los Angeles on June 6 and 7, 2006.
For the 2006 Law and Humanities Junior Scholar Interdisciplinary Workshop the following papers have been chosen:
- Ayanna Thompson -Interrogating Torture and Finding Race - Long Version - Short Version
- Christine Wilke - Recognizing Victimhood - Long Version - Short Version
- Jennifer Anne Hamilton - Healing the Bishop: Consent and the Legal Erasure of Colonial History - Long Version - Short Version
- Jason Kaufman - Origins of the Asymmetric Society: Freedom of Incorporation in the Early United States and Canada - Long Version - Short Version
- Melissa Ganz - Binding the Will: George Eliot and the Practice of Promising - forthcoming in English Literary History
- Noya Rimalt - Equality with a Vengeance - Women Conscientious Objectors in Pursuit of a "Voice" and Substantive Gender Equality - Long Version - Short Version
- Susan Pearson – “The Inalienable Rights of the Beasts”: Organized Animal Protection and the Language of Rights in America, 1865-1900 - Long Version - Short Version
- Kevin Olson - Paradoxes of Constitutional Democracy - Paper
- Micah Schwartzman - The Principle of Judicial Sincerity
The workshop's objectives are threefold. First, the primary aim is to encourage and support young scholars doing critical, interdisciplinary work in law, culture and the humanities. In this respect, the workshop serves as a forum in which young scholars can develop and refine their work in conversation with more senior scholars. Second, our objective is to create an ongoing set of conversations among a diverse group of junior and senior scholars about the nature of and challenges inherent in interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching. For example, our hope is to use the discussion of works-in-progress by newer scholars to think critically about the current and future goals of interdisciplinarity: Is it the juxtaposition of different disciplinary concerns and approaches; is it a more radical and precarious rejection of disciplinary rules and conventions; or is it something else altogether? Third, the Workshop seeks to provide and promote an environment for building intellectual community among junior and senior scholars across disciplines.
The paper competition is open to untenured professors, advanced graduate students and post-doctoral scholars in law and the humanities; in addition to drawing from numerous humanistic fields, the workshop welcomes critical, qualitative work in the social sciences. Between five and ten papers will be chosen, based on anonymous evaluation by an interdisciplinary selection committee, for presentation at the June workshop. At the workshop, two senior scholars will comment on each paper. Commentators and other workshop participants will be asked to focus specifically on the strengths and weaknesses of the selected scholarly projects, with respect to subject and methodology. Moreover, the selected papers will then serve as the basis for a larger conversation among all the participants about the evolving standards by which we judge excellence and creativity in interdisciplinary scholarship, as well as about the nature of interdisciplinarity itself.
Papers should be works-in-progress between 30 and 50 double-spaced pages in length (including footnotes/endnotes). A paper that has been submitted for publication is eligible as long as it will not be in galley proofs or in print at the time of the workshop. The selected papers will appear in a special issue of the Legal Scholarship Network; there is no other publication commitment. The workshop will pay the travel expenses of authors whose papers are selected for presentation.
CONVENERS: Katherine Franke & Elizabeth Povinelli, Columbia University Center for the Study of Law & Culture; Ariela Gross, Nomi Stolzenberg & Hilary Schor, USC Center for Law, History & Culture; Naomi Mezey, Georgetown University Law Center; Clyde Spillenger, UCLA School of Law.
REFEREES & COMMENTATORS have included: Katherine Abrams, Jack Balkin, Richard Banks, Stephen Best, Anupam Chander, Brenda Cossman, David Cruz, Anne Dailey, David Eng, Heidi Li Feldman, Catherine Fisk, Martin Flaherty, Judith Jackson Fossett, Howard Gillman, David Theo Goldberg, Laura Gomez, Nan Goodman, Sarah Barringer Gordon, Robert W. Gordon, Carol Greenhouse, Cheryl Harris, Walter Johnson, Greg Keating, Mark Kelman, Dan Klerman, Sanford Levinson, David Luban, Kirstie McClure, Sally Engle Merry, Martha Minow, Julie Stone Peters, Robert Post, Margaret Jane Radin, Annelise Riles, Mark Rose, Paul Saint-Amour, Austin Sarat, Barbara Shapiro, Reva Siegel, Jon-Christian Suggs, Kendall Thomas, Mark Tushnet, Martha Umphrey, Carole Vance, Robert Weisberg, Robin West, and Kenji Yoshino.
Submissions will be accepted until January 9, 2006. Late papers will not be accepted. Papers over the page limit will not be accepted. Please send paper by e-mail under one file, either in Word, WordPerfect, or Rich Text Format (PDF format is okay if there is no identifying information in your piece) to:
Center for the Study of Law and Culture
Columbia Law School
Please be sure to include complete contact information and affiliation, and indicate where/how you learned of the Junior Scholar Workshop (through a particular listserv, association newsletter etc). A resume or curriculum vita is not required. For more information: 212-854-2511, [email protected]