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CALL FOR PAPERS
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE SEMIOTICS OF LAW – REVUE
INTERNATIONALE DE SÉMIOTIQUE JURIDIQUE
Editor-in-chief: Anne WAGNER
Université Lille – Nord de France
Centre de Recherche Droits et Perspectives du Droit, équipe René Demogue
Representations of Law, Justice and the Subject in Engrenages
This is a call for papers for a forthcoming special issue of the International Journal of the Semiotics of Law/Revue international de Sémiotique juridique, the leading international journal on legal semiotics.
The special issue will be devoted to exploring legal themes, representations, and images in the French television series Engrenages (known to English-speaking audiences as ‘Spiral’).
We therefore invite proposals for papers exploring themes from all six series of Engrenages including (but not necessarily limited to):
Portrayal of the relationships between branches of the justice system in Engrenages and/or how these are symbolized by relationships between the characters;
Portrayals of norm-transgression (which might include crime, corruption, and/or non-legal transgressionse.g. of roles, or norms of expected behaviour);
Portrayals of violence;
Imagery/discourses of the human body (living and/or dead);
Interpretations of gender and/or sexuality;
Representations of ethnicity, race, and/or migrants;
Representations of sex work/sex workers.
Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be emailed to the guest editors, Dr Mary Neal (email@example.com), Professor Peter Robson (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Dr Sylvie Da Lomba (Sylvie.email@example.com) by 28 February 2018. Decisions will be made by 15 April 2018, with submission of full papers due by 30 January 2019 and publication of the special issue anticipated in 2019/20.