Post Date: October 18, 2005

The HLS Program on Law and Social Thought is offering its annual series “Book Trouble” to engage readers with the legal, psychological and theoretical challenges raised by literature. This fall, the series will put artists and lecturers in discussion with students and faculty, including HLS Professors Gerald Frug and David Barron.

“This series proceeds on the hunch that politically alert intellectual work engages us in relationships to books that are often as important as our relationships to mentors, opponents, historical crises, social movements and our own personal discoveries,” explained Professor Janet Halley, the organizer of the series. “Our goal is to explore the trouble that books and their readers can produce.”

The first Book Trouble event will take place on October 20 in the Langdell North classroom at 4:30 p.m. Scholar and author Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick will discuss “Mourning and Its Relation to Manic-Depressive States” by Melanie Klein. For complete information about readings and a schedule of events, visit