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Sunday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 6B, ACC

Constitutions and Literature: United States Contexts and Theory

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Program arranged by the forum TC Law and the Humanities. Presiding: Peter Mallios, Univ. of Maryland, College Park

1. “Defamation in Fiction: Judicial Ways of Envisioning the Audience to Harmful Speech,” Richard Weisberg, Yeshiva Univ., New York

2. “Too Much and Not Enough: The Motif of the Three-Fifths Clause and the Elusive Temptation of Equality in African American Literature,” Imani Perry, Princeton Univ.

3. “The Constitution as Composition: Carl Schmitt and Walter Benjamin on the Representational Nature of Political Order,” David Pan, Univ. of California, Irvine

4. “Characteristic Writing and the Constitution in Early America,” Leila Mansouri, Univ. of California, Berkeley

For abstracts, write to mallios@umd.edu after 15 Dec.

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