LAWS AND ORDERS: (2001-2004), directed by Prof. Gail Hart (German). Writing Director Elizabeth Losh.
Language and Law: Professors Nicholas White, Brook Thomas, Juan Bruce-Novoa.
Texts included Sophocles: Antigone; Plato: The Republic; Cicero: The Republic and Doctrine of Natural Law; Cabeza de Vaca: Castaways; “Requerimiento”; Villagrá:“Historia de la Nueva México”; Vargas: “By Force of Arms”; Winthrop: Model of Christian Charity; Bradford: “Of Plymouth Plantation”; Cotton: “The Divine Right to Occupy the Land”; Melville: Billy Budd; Plessy v. Ferguson, Gong Lum v. Rice, “With All Deliberate Speed”; Brown v. Bd of Education; Acosta: The Revolt of the Cockroach People; Kingston: China Men.
Law and the Social Order: Professors Julia Lupton, Robert Moeller.
Texts included Homer: The Odyssey; Ten Commandments, Shakespeare: Measure for Measure, Elizabethan marriage laws; 10 Amendments to the Constitution; Hunt and Censer: Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution, book and website with images, documents, how-to-read images, debates on forming a republic and trial of the king. Laws of Nazi Germany: the Enabling Act, the Reorganization of the Reich, the Restoration of the Civil Service, the anti-Semitic Laws for the Protection of German Blood and German Honour, anti-homosexual amendment to Section 175; memoirs of German Jews; Nazi and “forbidden” works of art. Mexican “Castas,” images of mixed-race families, were presented 2001 by Judith Wilson.
Against the Law: Professors Michael Clark, Lynn Mally, Gail Hart.
Texts included Kubrick: A Clockwork Orange; Cotton Mather: “A Discourse on Witchcraft,” “Wonders of the Invisible World”; Salem Witchcraft papers (Abigail Hobbs, George Burroughs, Mary Warren, John Proctor, Elizabeth Proctor, etc.); Arthur Miller: The Crucible (text and film); Transcripts of House Un-American Activities hearings (Ring Lardner, Elia Kazan); Arthur Miller: Timebends; Civil disobedience in US v. Bernick; Vera Figner: Memoirs of a Revolutionist; Beccaria: “The Death Penalty”; Bedau: The Death Penalty in America: Current Controversies.