Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Question of Rights in U.S. Society

The program is now available, here, for this year's San Francisco Rights conference, A Question of Rights in U.S. Society, which will be held at San Francisco State University, September 16-17, 2010. Highlights include Anders Walker, "Shotguns, Weddings, and Lunch Counters: Why Cultural Frames Matter to Constitutional Rights," a keynote by Lynn Hunt, "Tortured Bodies, Novel Readers, and the Origins of Human Rights" (the title of which reminds me of a classic essay by Elizabeth Clark), and a roundtable on Fehrenbacher's Dred Scott Case.