Session Title

Lawless Justice or Lawful Injustice?

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Medieval Association of the Midwest (MAM)

Organizer Name

Toy-Fung Tung

Organizer Affiliation

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Presider Name

Toy-Fung Tung

Paper Title 1

"Si guardo di mai piú non beffarlo": The Semiotics of Hunger and Thirst in Decameron 9.8

Presenter 1 Name

Margaret A. Escher

Presenter 1 Affiliation

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Paper Title 2

Anti-Trafficking Awareness and the Fouquet Circle

Presenter 2 Name

Margaret E. Hadley

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Start Date

9-5-2019 1:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1345

Description

This paper session proposes to examine literary, historical, theological, philosophical, and artistic representations of the complex relationship between justice and law, as this relationship is envisioned in political, social, natural, and supernatural contexts. Are the cities of justice and law irreconcilable, as Augustine thought, or intermeshed as in Dante's Commedia, and what kind of continuum could connect what Foucault called the "blood that has dried on the [law] codes" with the blood of martyrs? Especially welcome are interdisciplinary approaches to this question. Alison Langdon

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May 9th, 1:30 PM

Lawless Justice or Lawful Injustice?

Schneider 1345

This paper session proposes to examine literary, historical, theological, philosophical, and artistic representations of the complex relationship between justice and law, as this relationship is envisioned in political, social, natural, and supernatural contexts. Are the cities of justice and law irreconcilable, as Augustine thought, or intermeshed as in Dante's Commedia, and what kind of continuum could connect what Foucault called the "blood that has dried on the [law] codes" with the blood of martyrs? Especially welcome are interdisciplinary approaches to this question. Alison Langdon