Arts and the Law: Exploring Connections

Arts and the Law: Exploring Connections

Professor Helena Alviar
Fall 2017 reading group
Th 5:00pm - 7:00pm in WCC Room 5050
1 classroom credit

Prerequisites: None

Exam: No Exam

This reading group will explore the different ways in which the arts have represented inequality, citizenship and justice. The first session will address diverse perspectives on the relationship between art and politics. Then, there will be one session on visual arts, one session on cinema, two sessions on literature and one on music, not necessarily in this order. The artists to be discussed will come from different parts of the world. The readings may include short stories, parts of novels, essays and law review articles.

Students will be expected to send a reaction essay (no less than 500 words and no more than 1,000) the day prior to each session, before midnight. These essays will provide the building blocks for the discussion.

Laptops will not be permitted in the classroom.

Note:This reading group will meet on the following dates: 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/30.

Drop Deadline: September 15, 2017 by 11:59pm EST

Subject Areas: Intellectual Property, Cyberlaw and Technology, and Arts & Entertainment