Micro­lit­er­a­tures: In the Margins of the Law

By | Published on May 23, 2019

This graduate seminar is devoted to the study of texts and images engaging with legal thinking in the margins of legal and non legal man­u­scripts and printed books from the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period. Along with primary sources including legal cod­i­fi­cation, car­tog­ra­phers, or legal com­men­taries, we are going to read theory and schol­arship, engaging with works by the fol­lowing authors: Michel Fou­cault, Judith Butler, Adriana Cavarero, Steven L. Winter, Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Yan Thomas, Judith Revel, and Bernard E. Har­court. We will have the chance to receive the visit of five excep­tional guests: Nuria de Castilla (EPHE, Paris), Souleymane Bachir Diagne (Columbia, New York), Murad Idris (Uni­versity of Vir­ginia, Char­lottesvile), Sebastian Sobecki (Uni­versity of Groningen), Yonsoo Kim (Purdue, West Lafayette), Beatrice Pas­ciuta (Palermo) and Emanuele Conte (Roma 3, Rome).