Cine y Derecho. Facultad de Derecho y Ciencia Política Universidad Andina del Cusco. Perú — IURISDICTIO-LEX MALACITANA

Facultad de Derecho y Ciencia PolíticaUniversidad Andina del Cusco (UAC). Perú11 de febrero de 2016

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Derecho y Literatura en Argentina. Novedad bibliográfica — IURISDICTIO-LEX MALACITANA

Jorge Roggero (Comp.)Derecho y Literatura. Textos y ContextosEdudeba Editorial, Buenos Aires, 2015ISBN: 9789502325194¿Cuál es el aporte de los estudios Derecho y Literatura para la Filosofía del Derecho? ¿Cuál es su potencial crítico en relación con las teorías jurídicas dominantes? A fin de responder a estos interrogantes, el presente volumen recoge una selección de los principales…

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Shakespeare and the Law. King’s College London — IURISDICTIO-LEX MALACITANA

Dr Hannah Crawforth (Faculty of Arts & Humanities) and Professor Lorenzo Zucca (Law) discuss the undergraduate module ‘Shakespeare & the Law’, which is jointly taught by the Department of English and The Dickson Poon School of Law. William Shakespeare (1982), por Juan C Liberti (1930-)

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The Elizabethan Inns of Court. Estudios interdisciplinares en Derecho y Literatura — IURISDICTIO-LEX MALACITANA

Jessica WinstonLawyers at Play.Literature, Law, and Politics at the Early Modern Inns of Court, 1558-1581Oxford. Oxford University Press, 2016, 304 pp.ISBN: 9780198769422Many early modern poets and playwrights were also members of the legal societies the Inns of Court, and these authors shaped the development of key genres of the English Renaissance, especially lyric poetry, dramatic…

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Shakespeare y el Derecho de sucesiones — IURISDICTIO-LEX MALACITANA

Gary WattShakespeare’s Acts of Will: Law, Testament and Properties of Performance Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, London, 2016, 304 pp.ISBN: 9781474217859Shakespeare was born into a new age of will, in which individual intent had the potential to overcome dynastic expectation. The 1540 Statute of Wills had liberated testamentary disposition of land and thus marked a turning point…

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Coordinated events: Shakespeare and the memory of Rome (7-20 April 2016)

What: “Shakespeare and the memory of Rome”

Where: Different locations in Rome

When: 7-20 April 2016


A very important international conference (or better a set of coordinated events) is soon going to take place in Rome: “Shakespeare e la memoria di Roma”. The three public universities of Rome, together with the municipality, propose a series of events on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare from April 7 to April 20 2016. The focus will be on the presence of the city of Rome in many of his masterpieces: Titus Andronicus, The Rape of Lucrece, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Cymbeline.

On April 14th, at the RomaTre University (Via Ostiense 161), there will be a continuous projection of parts of movies entitled: “A Place Calling Itself Rome”, as weel as a conference in the AULA MAGNA: 

Ombre di Roma/Ghosts of Rome – morning (Maria Del Sapio Garbero, Università Roma Tre, The Ruined Arch: Rome’s Body and Memory in Titus Andronicus; Andrew Hadfield, University of Sussex, Shakespeare, Rome and the Urban Imagination in Early Modern England, John Gillies, University of Essex, Primal Scene and Brave New Worlds in Shakespeare, Peter Holland, University of Nôtre Dame, Seeing Shakespeare’s Rome) and  La scena dell’io/Performing the Self – afternoon (Andrew Gurr, University of Reading, Headless Coriolanus, Richard Wilson, Kingston University, A Broken Coriolanus: Eliot’s March on Rome, Ramie Targoff, Brandeis University, Fashioning Death in Verona and Egypt, Daniela Guardamagna, Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”, The Vision of Lucrece in Early Modern Poetry). 

The events are so many and so interesting that we warmly reccommend to have a look at the official website.

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30-31 March and 1 April: Stefania Gialdroni on Law and Architecture

Lesson 1: The politicization of the landscape of Roma Capitale

Lesson 2: The iconography of the Italian Supreme Court

Lesson 3 (Friday): Visit to the Supreme Court (Corte di Cassazione): meeting at Piazza dei Tribunali, 10:15 am


“Rome was not the world of religion, of abstract sciences, of literature, of fine arts, because in all those fields other people could defeat it; Rome was the world of law. For law, Romans had a historical vocation, deriving from their intellectual genius, from their moral virtue, from their character, from the force and the persistency of will”. These words, pronounced by the Italian Minister of Justice Giuseppe Zanardelli during the foundation laying ceremony of the Palace of Justice (now seat of the Court of Cassation) in 1889, summarize his ideological program: to make the law one of the cornerstones of unified Italy (1861) with Rome, and especially its glorious and lay legal tradition, as its geographical as well as ideological center. During his long service as Minister of Justice Zanardelli demonstrated his faith in law as a tool for unifying territories and people realizing two great works: the first Italian Criminal Code and the Palace of Justice.

These lectures aim at describing the events that led to the definition of the very peculiar iconographical plan of the Italian Supreme Court building, meaningfully known to the people of Rome as er Palazzaccio: “the bad palace”.

READING: (Forthcoming) S. Gialdroni, Justice petrified. The seat of the Italian Supreme Court between Law, Architecture and Iconography, in Sensing the Nation’s Law: Historical Inquiries into the Aesthetics of Democratic Legitimacy, ed. by m. Antaki, A. Condello, S. Huygebaert, S. Marusek, Springer.

A Question on Law in Literature

download (4)This week we analyzed some legal issues of “The Merchant of Venice”. Can you give an example of legal issues described in other plays by William Shakespeare? Maybe the play you want to describe became also a movie: in this case, try to comment the movie too (what is the point of view of the director? How faithful to the original written work is the film version? Are the legal issues present or not? Etc.).

See you after Easter: un augurio di una serena Pasqua a tutti!

23-24 March: Stefania Gialdroni on Law and Literature

portiaDear all,
on Wednesday and Thursday we are going to focus on one of the cornerstones of the Law & Literature studies: Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice”. Our approach will be a Law IN Literature one, with particular reference to the limits of the liberty of contract and the relationship between law and equity. There will be no class on Good Friday. You can read Stefania Gialdroni’s CV HERE.

The Merchant of Venice, Act IV
D.J. Kornstein, Fie Upon your Law!, in “Cardozo Studies in Law and Literature”, 5.1 (1993): A Symposium Issue on “The Merchant of Venice”, pp. 35-56

Not compulsory reading: S. Gialdroni, La clausola penale tra finzione e realtà. Il caso limite di Shylock alla prova del diritto veneziano, del diritto comune e del common law, in La pena convenzionale nella prospettiva storico comparatistica (Collana del centro di eccellenza in diritto europeo – G. Pugliese), a cura di S. Cherti, Napoli: Jovene, 19-49, 2013.

Movie: “The Merchant of Venice”, dir. by Michael Radford, UK-Italy-Luxembourg, 2004.


16-17-18 March: Sarah Marusek on Law and Semiotics

Dear all,

next week we will welkome a guest from very far away: Prof. Sarah Marusek, from the University of Hawai‘i HiloYou can find below a brief description of her lectures with the related articles, which will soon be available on our e-learning platform. You can also find Prof. Marusek’s CV here: VITA MARUSEK FULL (Mar 1 2016).


Day One: Visual Methodologies of Law – Article: License Plates (Law, Culture, and the Humanities)

Day Two: Law in Vehicular Environments – Article: Visual Jurisprudence of the American Yellow Traffic Light (International Journal for the Semiotics of Law)

Day Three: The Dynamic Landscape – Article: Lawnscape (Social Semiotics)

9-10-11 March: Emanuele Conte & Stefania Gialdroni on Law and the Humanities: An introduction

Dear all,

this week classes will be devoted to an overview of the Law and the Humanities movement, starting from James Boyd White’s masterpiece “The Legal Imagination”. More details, including the readings, will be soon available on moodle. See you tomorrow!

Law & Language: try to answer the following questions

Prof. Best asked you several questions based on his classes. Try to answer at least one of them (or all of them if you prefer). You can distinguish the answers using letters: a. b. c. d.

Let’s start!

a. Which external influences contributed to the development of Modern English?

b. Give four reasons to explain why Modern English is so complicated.

c. What were the key dates (and associated events) in the evolution of Legal English?

d. Explain three examples of “difficult words and phrases” used in Legal English.