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Wednesday, 28 December

134. Law, Theater, Performance

10:15–11:30 a.m., Embassy, Marriott

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Law as Literature

Presiding: Kathryn D. Temple, Georgetown Univ.

1. “The Star Chamber and the Performance of Authority: Reading William Prynne’s Histriomastix,” Lisa A. Freeman, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago

2. “Epic Habitus, Epic Trial: Epic, Race, and Legal Performance in Wright’s Native Son,” Gregory E. Rutledge, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

3. “Bedeviling Spectacle: The Theaters of Law and Witchcraft,” Todd Wayne Butler, Washington State Univ., Pullman

4. “Blake and the Pious Perjury of Reading,” Mark L. Barr, Vanderbilt Univ.

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