Condello, Menzinger & Gialdroni on Law & Literature

Dear all,

the next three classes will be devoted to the field of “Law and Literature”. As you can see, the topics will be very heterogeneous!

Dante Illuminating Florence with his Poemk, by Domenico di Michelino


25  March: 
Dr. Angela Condello on  Law & Exemplarity

26 March: Prof. Sara Menzinger (RomaTre University) on Law & Dante: “Dante, the Bible and the Law: a theological-juridical contribution to the Political Debate of 14th century”

27 March: Dr. Stefania Gialdroni on Law & Shakespeare: “Shakespeare in Law:The Merchant of Venice as a Mirror of Legal Issues”

Readings: 

COMPULSORY READINGS: 

Menzinger, Sara, Dante and the law,  (Forthcoming In Dante in Context, edited by Lino Pertile and Zygmund Baranski, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press);

TEXTS used during the lesson available HERE: Dante and the Law class Texts

Kornstein, D.J.,  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 READINGS ON DANTE & SHAKESPEARE:  

These readings will NOT be sent via email:

– Steinberg, Justin, Dante and the Limits of the Law, Chicago 2013 (book);

– Quaglioni, Diego, “Arte di bene e d’equitade”.Ancora sul senso del diritto in Dante (Monarchia, II v 1), in “Studi Danteschi”, 76 (2011), pp. 27-46;Monarchia, ed. by D. Quaglioni, in Dante Alighieri, Opere, ed. M. Santagata, vol. II, Milano, Mondadori («I Meridiani»), 2014;
– Tierney, Brian, Religion, Law and the Growth of Constitutional Thought. 1150-1650, Cambridge 1982 (book). 
This reading has been sent via email:
– Gialdroni, Stefania, 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), Napoli: Jovene, 2013.
Prof. Menzinger’s CV available HERE