"Could he Forgive her? Gender, Agency and Criminality in 19th Century Law and Literature" will be presented by distinguished visiting lecturer Nicole Lacey, professor of criminal law and legal theory, at the London School of Economics and Political Science on April 21, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. in Lockart Hall room 25.
"Could he Forgive her? Gender, Agency and Criminality in 19th Century Law and Literature"
By Nicola Lacey
Professor of Criminal Law and Legal Theory, London School of Economics and Political Science
Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 3:30 P.M.
Lockhart Hall (Room 25)
Reception to follow in the Lindquist & Vennum Conference Room (385)
RSVPs to firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 625-4544
This lecture shall contend that there is a great deal to be learnt from realist novels about how women's agency and criminality was understood in the latter part of the 19^th Century. Focusing on the work of Anthony Trollope in particular.
*NICOLA LACEY *is a professor of criminal law and legal theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she has taught since 1998. Until 2006, she was also an adjunct professor at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra. She has been a visiting fellow at Harvard's Center for European Studies and a visiting professor at New York University's Global Law School and Yale's Program for Ethics, Politics and Economics. She was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2001.
Lacey's extensive and interdisciplinary research has included criminal law theory, comparative analysis of community-based crime-prevention methods, and comparative political economy of crime and punishment. In 2006-09, she analyzed the development of ideas of responsibility for crime since the mid-18th century as a Leverhulme Major Research Fellow. She has written widely on criminal law and justice and legal and social theory. Her most recent book is /Women, Crime and Character: From Moll Flanders to Tess of the d'Urbervilles /(Oxford, 2008).
The late Curtis B. Kellar, Class of 1940, established the Horatio Ellsworth Kellar Distinguished Visitors Program in memory of his father in 1996. In keeping with his father's many interests, Curtis Kellar's desire was to support an interdisciplinary lecture series at the Law School that would connect emerging issues in the law with other disciplines, such as art, drama, and literature. Mr. Kellar retired in 1981 as an Associate General Counsel of Mobil Oil Corp. He served on the Board of Directors of the Law Alumni Association and the Board of Visitors of the Law School.