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602. Criminal Justice and the Literary Imagination

Saturday, 11 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Sheffield, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Law as Literature

Presiding: Melissa J. Ganz, Marquette Univ.

1. "Space, Crime, and American Literature," Caleb Smith, Yale Univ.

2. "Hesitant Verdicts," Daniel Williams, Harvard Univ.

3. "Peter Carey's True History of the Kelly Gang: (Out)Laws and Legal Precedents in Australian Literature," Rebecca Weaver-Hightower, Univ. of North Dakota

4. "Unsilencing the 'Irate Negress': Zora Neale Hurston and the Trial of Ruby McCollum," Courtney Marshall, Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham

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  • Genre, Theory, Method – Literature and Other Arts, Humanities, Law, Psychology, Science, and Sociology

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