Race, Law, and American Literary Studies draws together a range of established and emerging scholars—literary critics, cultural theorists, and legal historians—to explore the key role of racial ideologies in law and literature from the colonial era to the present. The panelists and keynote speaker will address the intertwined legal and literary discourses of race in ways that challenge our received knowledge about the relationship between law and literature across the broad span of American culture.
We envision this conference as a forum on the racial logics of legal and literary texts; as a catalyst for collaborations across and between our departments and schools; and as an impetus for rethinking earlier analytical frameworks and categories while breaking new ground in the ways we think about race, law, and American literature. The conference will take place at the University of Maryland, College Park on March 29-30, 2012.
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