03 January 2013

NOTICE: 44th American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting on William Blackstone

What: 44th American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting:
"William Blackstone: Intersections between Law and Culture"
Where: Cleveland, OH
When: April 4-7, 2013

"One would be hard-pressed to overstate the importance and popularity among both legal and lay readers of William Blackstone‘s Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-69), both in the eighteenth century and beyond, and throughout Britain, its empire and America. Nonetheless, Blackstone‘s other ventures, as a historian, as a literary writer, even as a legal writer, have been largely neglected. Building on the recent renaissance in Blackstone studies—most notably, Wilfrid Prest‘s biography, William Blackstone: Law and Letters in the Eighteenth Century (2008), his edited collection, Blackstone and his Commentaries: Biography, Law, History (2009), and his edition of Blackstone‘s correspondence, The Letters of Sir William Blackstone, 1744-1780 (2006)—this panel seeks presentations that address any aspect of Blackstone‘s career, writings or life".

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