This year the St Andrews Centre for Mediaeval and Early Modern Law and Literature (CMEMLL) becomes a collaborative forum between St Andrews, Oxford, and Cambridge, with Law and Literature events continuing at St Andrews under the auspices of the Institute for Legal and Constitutional Research.

One of CMEMLL’s core activities is a regular reading group, and this year’s theme is ‘Futures of Law and Literature’.

Academic Year 2016-17

CMEMLL Reading Group

‘Futures of Law and Literature (i)’: Introductory Meeting


Bernadette Meyler, ‘Law, Literature, and History: The Love Triangle.’ UC Irvine Law Review 365 (2015).

Greta Olson, ‘Futures of Law and Literature: A Preliminary Overview from a Culturalist Perspective.’ Law and Literature In-Between: Contemporary Inter- and Transdisciplinary Approaches, ed. Christian Hiebaum, Susanne Knaller, Doris Pichler (Bielefeld: transcript, 2015. 37-69).

Monday 24 October, 4.00 – 5.00 pm
Erasmus Room, Queens’ College, University of Cambridge

CMEMLL Research Seminar

Jackie Watson (Birkbeck/Oxford Spires Academy)

‘[T]hough ramme stinks with cookes and ale,/
yet say thers many a Worthy lawyers chamber,/ buts vpon rame-­‐‑alley’: An Innsman goes to the Playhouse’

Tuesday 15 November, 5.45 – 7.00 pm
Gatsby Room, Chancellor’s Centre, Wolfson College, Cambridge

Organised jointly with the Wolfson College Humanities Society.

CMEMLL Research Seminar

Hannah Worthen (University of Leicester/National Archives)

‘For the hazards of War are equall’: The narratives of Royalist widows in print, petitions and at law during the Civil Wars’

Wednesday 30 November, 12 – 1.30 pm
Faculty of English, University of Cambridge

Organised jointly with the Early Modern Interdisciplinary Seminar.

CMEMLL Reading Group

‘Futures of Law and Literature (ii)’


Monday 12 December, 4.00 – 5.00 pm
Erasmus Room, Queens’ College, University of Cambridge


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