This year’s Reading Lab reflects on gender and the law through literature, memoir and scholarship. Some of the works selected are contextual, some are imaginative, whilst others are provocative. Through the books selected, the Reading Lab will be a forum for an energetic and expansive discussion of the interplay between gender and the law. The Reading Lab is the perfect companion to the Transnational Law LLM module, Legal Feminism.
Since November 2014, the TLI has hosted a regular reading and discussion group to encourage scholars to read and think beyond their discrete disciplinary interests. The Reading Lab is an informal gathering open to all anyone interested, reading the set text is the only requirement for attendance.
Background Readings (optional)
Nicola Lacey, ‘Feminist Legal Theory’ (1989) 9 OJLS 838
Angela P Harris, ‘Race and Essentialism in Feminist Legal Theory’ (1990) 42 Stanford Law Review 581
James Boyd White, ‘The Desire for Meaning in Law and Literature’ (2000) Current Legal Problems