War in Law & Literature

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Wednesday, February 21

6:00-7:00pm Performance,THE TROJAN WOMEN by Euripides | Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom

7:30pm Plenary Panel: War, Law, and Literature | Classroom III
Justice Stephen Breyer, United States Supreme Court (appearing via skype)
Chief Judge Diane Wood, US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Paul Woodruff, Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Philosophy, Captain, United States Army, 1969-71

Moderated by Martha C. Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago Law School

Thursday, February 22

4:00-6:00pm Student Papers | Classroom C

Julie Bradley, ’19, Reasoning in Alternative Worlds: What Legal Scholarship Can Learn from Counterfactuals in World War II Novels

Janice Han, ’18, Military Camptown Prostitution and Women's Choice: Law and Culpability Analysis

Luke Sperduto, ’18, Federalism, Slave Resistance and Ballet in the Italian Risorgimento

Friday, February 23 - Faculty Papers

8:45-9:00am Opening Remarks

9:00-10:20am Session 1: Early America

Jennifer Nou, University of Chicago, Chair

Jacob I. Corré, Independent and Richard H. McAdams, University of Chicago Law School, New Light on the Trial of Billy Budd
Douglas Baird, University of Chicago Law School, Law and War in the New World: The Last of the Mohicans, The Spy, and The Pioneers

10:35am-12:35pm Session 2: Race and Citizenship in the Civil War and Reconstruction

John Rappaport, University of Chicago, Chair

Elizabeth S. Anker, Cornell Law School, Paul Beatty, the Rhetoric of War, and the “Selling Out” of Civil Rights
John Witt, Yale Law School, Two Humanitarianisms in Ambrose Bierce’s An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
Kate Masur, Northwestern University, Department of History, Law and its Limits in Albion Tourgée’s Bricks without Straw

2:00-4:40pm Session 3: Race and Citizenship in Contemporary (and Future) America

Genevieve Lakier, University of Chicago, Chair

Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown University, Department of Sociology, The War on Blackness
Paul Woodruff, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Philosophy, Sympathizing with Both Sides: Racism and American Intervention in Vietnam
Aziz Huq, University of Chicago Law School, How War Makes (and Unmakes) the Democratic State: Reading The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Exit West In A Populism Age
M. Todd Henderson, University of Chicago Law School, Voting, Violence, and the Meaning of Citizenship in Heinlein’s Starship Troopers

Saturday, February 24 - Faculty Papers 

8:45am-10:45am Session 4: World War I

Nicholas Stephanopoulos, University of Chicago, Chair

Alison LaCroix, University of Chicago Law School and William Birdthistle, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Undivided Loyalty: The Problem of Allegiance in the Literature of War
Nancy Sherman, Georgetown University, Department of Philosophy, Trenches, Cadences and Faces: Showing Emotional Connection in War and After
Laura Weinrib, University of Chicago Law School, Law and Legitimacy in Farewell to Arms

11:15am-1:15pm Session 5: World War II

Martha C. Nussbaum, University of Chicago Law School, Crucified by the War Machine: Britten’s War Requiem and the Hope of Postwar Resurrection
Saul Levmore, University of Chicago Law School, Lawmaking and a Debunking of Catch-22
Jonathan Masur, University of Chicago Law School, Catch-22 and the Law of Large Organizations

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Wednesday, February 21

6:00-7:00pm Performance,THE TROJAN WOMEN by Euripides | Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom

7:30pm Plenary Panel: War, Law, and Literature | Classroom III
Justice Stephen Breyer, United States Supreme Court (appearing via skype)
Chief Judge Diane Wood, US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Paul Woodruff, Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Philosophy, Captain, United States Army, 1969-71

Moderated by Martha C. Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago Law School

Thursday, February 22

4:00-6:00pm Student Papers | Classroom C

Julie Bradley, ’19, Reasoning in Alternative Worlds: What Legal Scholarship Can Learn from Counterfactuals in World War II Novels

Janice Han, ’18, Military Camptown Prostitution and Women's Choice: Law and Culpability Analysis

Luke Sperduto, ’18, Federalism, Slave Resistance and Ballet in the Italian Risorgimento

Friday, February 23 - Faculty Papers

8:45-9:00am Opening Remarks

9:00-10:20am Session 1: Early America

Jennifer Nou, University of Chicago, Chair

Jacob I. Corré, Independent and Richard H. McAdams, University of Chicago Law School, New Light on the Trial of Billy Budd
Douglas Baird, University of Chicago Law School, Law and War in the New World: The Last of the Mohicans, The Spy, and The Pioneers

10:35am-12:35pm Session 2: Race and Citizenship in the Civil War and Reconstruction

John Rappaport, University of Chicago, Chair

Elizabeth S. Anker, Cornell Law School, Paul Beatty, the Rhetoric of War, and the “Selling Out” of Civil Rights
John Witt, Yale Law School, Two Humanitarianisms in Ambrose Bierce’s An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
Kate Masur, Northwestern University, Department of History, Law and its Limits in Albion Tourgée’s Bricks without Straw

2:00-4:40pm Session 3: Race and Citizenship in Contemporary (and Future) America

Genevieve Lakier, University of Chicago, Chair

Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown University, Department of Sociology, The War on Blackness
Paul Woodruff, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Philosophy, Sympathizing with Both Sides: Racism and American Intervention in Vietnam
Aziz Huq, University of Chicago Law School, How War Makes (and Unmakes) the Democratic State: Reading The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Exit West In A Populism Age
M. Todd Henderson, University of Chicago Law School, Voting, Violence, and the Meaning of Citizenship in Heinlein’s Starship Troopers

Saturday, February 24 - Faculty Papers 

8:45am-10:45am Session 4: World War I

Nicholas Stephanopoulos, University of Chicago, Chair

Alison LaCroix, University of Chicago Law School and William Birdthistle, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Undivided Loyalty: The Problem of Allegiance in the Literature of War
Nancy Sherman, Georgetown University, Department of Philosophy, Trenches, Cadences and Faces: Showing Emotional Connection in War and After
Laura Weinrib, University of Chicago Law School, Law and Legitimacy in Farewell to Arms

11:15am-1:15pm Session 5: World War II

Martha C. Nussbaum, University of Chicago Law School, Crucified by the War Machine: Britten’s War Requiem and the Hope of Postwar Resurrection
Saul Levmore, University of Chicago Law School, Lawmaking and a Debunking of Catch-22
Jonathan Masur, University of Chicago Law School, Catch-22 and the Law of Large Organizations

Access conference abstracts here.
Access conference papers here.