IILAH Reading Group 2019
This semester’s reading group examines different histories of interdisciplinarity in the humanities and social sciences, written from different positions in the Global South and North. In reading these histories, the reading group aims to address the question of what is distinctive, and critical, about studying law from within “the humanities”.
Queer Reading of the Law
Ever get the feeling that the law doesn’t always fulfil its goal of impartiality and equal treatment before the law? Through reading the law queerly, this gathering of students and scholars will take a critical journey into law, theory and practice. This reading group will explore queer, sexuality, desire, feminist and intersectional politics and theories in the law.
Laws and the Humanities in the 'Anthropocene'
This reading group will consider the narratives of climate change - juridical, literary, aesthetic; the encounters between laws, scholarly disciplines, human and non-human species; critical environmental law, the anthropocentric/ecocentric binary; global rhetoric and imaginaries in place; political subjectivity, activism and resilience discourses in the context of ‘catastrophic imaginaries’; rights language and discourses in the ‘Anthropocene’.