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First Day Assignments

Summer Term


Deidre Keller

Law & Literature

Michael Freeman and Andrew Lewis, LAW AND LITERATURE: CURRENT LEGAL ISSUES (1999) (“L&L”) is on reserve in the Library.

Tuesday, May 29:     

Anthony Julius, Introduction, L&L pp. xi-xxv

James Boyd White, Writing and Reading in Philosophy, Law, and Poetry, L&L pp. 1-20

***Be prepared to have a preliminary conversation about your topic***

Check Moodle for resources to begin thinking through potential topics.

Thursday, May 31:   CLASS CANCELLED; Rescheduled class TBD

Tuesday, June 5

Susan Glaspell, A Jury of Her Peers

The Case Against Empathy

The‘Empathy’ Nominee: Is Sotomayor Superior to ‘a white male’ (Moodle)

Thursday, June 7:    

***Topic Statement Due in class***

Herman Melville, Bartleby the Scrivener

The Bartleby Strategy