Seminar on Corporations and International Law

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall

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Henry Turner

Description: This paper examines the idea of corporate personhood from the perspective of poetry and theater, with special reference to Shakespeare and his contemporaries. It draws some distinctions among some of the most important literary terms related to personhood, and it concludes with some broader philosophical reflections about the ontology, or quality of being, that a corporate person can be said to possess, both in earlier historical periods and today. RSVP required.These workshops are sponsored by the Mellon Foundation-funded yearlong Sawyer Seminar series on "Corporate Rights and International Law: Past, Present, and Future." Additional co-sponsors include the Franklin Humanities Institute, Center for International and Comparative Law, and the History Department.Henry Turner (Rutgers, English) is Professor of English at Rutgers University. His research and teaching is rooted in the historical and cultural study of Renaissance literature, especially drama, but extends into the sociology and philosophy of science. He is the author of, among other things, The Corporate Commonwealth: Pluralism and Political Fictions in England, 1516-1651 (Chicago, 2016).

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Friday, October 6, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
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Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI), Law School