Manhood in American Law and Literature - "Manhood, Race, Empathy"

The University of Chicago Law School’s Manhood in American Law and Literature conference, which took place on February 17th and 18th, 2012, brought together a number of distinguished thinkers from a variety of fields to discuss issues of sexuality and law within the context of literary works. The conference was organized by Professors Eric Slauter, Alison LaCroix, and Martha Nussbaum, in the  hope that it would catalyze thinking about significant issues of sexuality and the law in American society.

This panel, recorded on February 18, 2012, featured:

  • Chair: Laura Weinrib
  • Glenda Carpio: Obama and the Staging of Scottsboro Boys
  • Richard McAdams: Empathy and Masculinity in To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Brook Thomas: Of Mules and Men, Schools and Suffrage
Participating faculty: 
Laura Weinrib
Participating faculty: 
Richard H. McAdams