Ways of seeing law: What can art history tell lawyers about their discipline?
Lawyers love the word. When we teach our students it is primarily through the lens of written judgements and textual analysis - engagements between law and art tend to focus on the ways in which authoritative legal texts facilitate the commodification of creativity or seek to impose discipline on the sensual realm. This paper focuses on the implications of us moving beyond the law of art to the more complex territory of law and art.
Be not afeard: language, music and cultural memory in the operas of Thomas Adès
Thomas Adès has drawn attention to the ‘mysterious thing that happens when you set actions to music: a third shape that emerges when something non-visual like a musical score is acted out by people moving on a stage’. This conference will explore Adès’s three operatic shapes of music, text, and performative realisation through the lenses of language and cultural memory