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LINGUIST List 21.2556

Thu Jun 10 2010

Calls: Forensic Ling, Ling & Lit/Greece

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        1.    Mata Dimakopoulou, The Letter of the Law: Law Matters in Language and Literature

Message 1: The Letter of the Law: Law Matters in Language and Literature
Date: 09-Jun-2010
From: Mata Dimakopoulou <sdimakopenl.uoa.gr>
Subject: The Letter of the Law: Law Matters in Language and Literature
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Full Title: The Letter of the Law: Law Matters in Language and Literature

Date: 05-May-2011 - 08-May-2011
Location: Athens, Greece
Contact Person: Mata Dimakopoulou
Meeting Email: sdimakopenl.uoa.gr
Web Site: http://conferences.enl.uoa.gr/HASE8/

Linguistic Field(s): Forensic Linguistics; Ling & Literature

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 03-Oct-2010

Meeting Description:

The 8th International Conference of the Hellenic Association for the Study
of English (HASE) is organised and hosted by the Faculty of English
Studies at the University of Athens.
Our theme for 2011 is "The Letter of the Law" and invites inquiry into the
intersections of literature, language and the law. The conference seeks to
rethink the formulation and the violation of the law and the complex
mediations between the lexis and the lex, as issues of law and justice
become yet again imperative in our contemporary world.

Conference Registration Fee: 100 euro
Early Registration (by March, 1 2011): 80 euro
HASE Members: 90 euro
Early Registration (by March, 1 2011): 70 euro
Students: 40 euro
Conference registration includes reception, coffee, refreshment breaks and

Call For Papers

Hellenic Association for the Study of English (HASE)
8th International Conference
''The Letter of the Law''
Law Matters in Language and Literature
5-8 May 2011
University of Athens, Greece

In the last few decades, the intersections of literature, language and law
constitute an expanding field of study across the disciplines of legal studies
and the humanities. The study of how literary modes figure in legal texts
coincided with the study of literary texts that are concerned with law and
justice, while the cultural and social spaces where law and language
overlap have become increasingly important in attempts to forge new
judicial tools. As the contemporary global culture poses the imperative to
address and redress the coarticulation of law and justice; as the authority
and legitimacy of the law are bound up with questions of ethics, often at
odds with the judicial contexts of its application and interpretation, this
conference seeks to consider the formulation and the violation of laws and
reassess the intersections between the lexis and the lex.
The conference is interested in exploring literature as a juridically-defined
commodity and reassessing the impact of law on literary history, as the
emergence of the modern concept of literature was determined by
copyright laws and censorship. We are also interested in the pragmatics of
rhetoric and legal discourse, as well as in new research in the field of
forensic linguistics, manifested in both written (e.g., judgements used in
juridical settings, legislation, contracts) and spoken forms of discourse (e.g.,
lawyer client consultation, counsel-witness examination, interview
The conference welcomes panel and paper proposals from across the field
of literary studies, critical theory, and linguistics, exploring and rethinking
the complex mediations between law, language, and literature. Possible
lines of inquiry may focus on (but not be limited to) a variety of themes,
perspectives and approaches:

-consent and dissent
-conformity, subversion, transgression
-authority, integrity and responsibility
-legal and literary constitutions of identity in colonial and postcolonial
-witnesses, victims, perpetrators, judges, lawyers and legislators
-the trial as performance and the court as performance space
-interrogations and depositions
-evidence and pronouncing sentences
-human rights
-application of phonetics in forensics
-reconstructing mobile phone text conversations
-creativity vs. rigidity of legal discourse
-authorship identification
-identifying cases of plagiarism
-trademark and other intellectual property disputes

Plenary Speakers: Malcolm Coulthard (Aston University, co-author with
Alison Johnson of An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Language in
Evidence, and The Routledge Handbook of Forensic Linguistics), Costas
Douzinas (Birkbeck College, University of London, author of Postmodern
Jurisprudence and Human Rights and Empire: The Political Philosophy of
Cosmopolitanism), Lorna Hutson (University of St Andrews, author of The
Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and
Renaissance Drama)

The conference will be held at the Main Building of the University of Athens
from 5th to 8th May 2011.

The deadline for the submission of proposals for panel sessions (no longer
than 500 words) and proposals for individual 20-minute papers (200-250
words) is October 3, 2010. Please send a short biographical note together
with your proposal. Prospective panel organisers should send together with
their proposal and bio note, the panelists' names, paper titles, as well as a
short bio note for each panelist and their contact details. Panel organisers
are exempted from registration fees.
Panel and paper proposals should be sent to Mata Dimakopoulou

Notification of acceptance: November 15, 2010

Conference Organisers:
Mata Dimakopoulou (University of Athens) sdimakopenl.uoa.gr
Christina Dokou (University of Athens) cdokouenl.uoa.gr
Elly Ifantidou (University of Athens) ifellyenl.uoa.gr
Efterpi Mitsi (University of Athens, HASE Chair) emitsienl.uoa.gr
Angeliki Tzanne (University of Athens) atzanneenl.uoa.gr

Scientific Committee:
Bessie Dendrinos (University of Athens) vdendrinenl.uoa.gr
Maria Germanou (University of Athens) margermaenl.uoa.gr
Aspasia Velissariou (University of Athens) abelisenl.uoa.gr

Faculty of English Studies
School of Philosophy
The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Zographou University Campus
157 84 Athens, Greece
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