Law and Literature Association of Australia and Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand
Joint conference: 2 ? 5 December, 2009
- LLAA Conference: ?Transformation? 2 ? 3 December, 2009
- LSAANZ Conference: ?Transcendence? 4 ? 5 December, 2009
From 2 ? 5 December, 2009, Brisbane, Griffith University and, specifically, the Queensland College of Art was the global epicentre for all things ?trans? in what was one of the most interesting transdisciplinary undertakings to transect the Southern Hemisphere: the coming together and joint sponsorship of this Conference by the Law and Literature Association of Australia and the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, under the auspices of the Griffith Law School?s Socio?Legal Research Centre.
And what a Conference this transmingling produced: from Jack Halberstam on ?the transgendered turn? in cultural theory to Karen Jackson on transacting a new social contract for Indigenous Australia, from Alexis Wright on the transgenre of the novel/politics to Arzoo Osanloo on human rights and transnational justice; all that, and a host of speakers, on topics as diverse as vampires and the law, companies behaving badly, the crimes of HIV, torture, superheroes as jurisprudes, bio?ethics, the affect of law?s moving image, Queens on trial, the many lives of Michael Kirby, the Indigenous transnational and serial killing as possession/lifestyle.
And if that wasn?t enough, there were poetry readings, book launches; more activities than there were hours in the day! In a word: Transfabulous!