CfP: Seminar on Interplay Between Law & Literature @ MNLU Aurangabad [March 3]: Submit by Feb 15

Centre for Law, Language, and Literature at Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad is organizing One Day National Seminar on Interplay between Law and Literature.

Date: 3rd March 2019

Venue: Seminar Hall, MNLU Aurangabad, Govt. B.Ed. College Campus, Padampura, Aurangabad- 431 005 (M.S.) India.

About the seminar

A lawyer spends as much time in reading and writing during his lifetime as a writer does. A literary bent helps lawyers argue better and judges articulate in a more convincing manner. At the same time, the judicial opinions of several judges such as Lord Denning, Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, etc. have been regarded as texts of literary merit.

Critical theory, so central to the study of literature, is also an invaluable tool for the study of law, requiring a keenness for detail. Law and literature inter-relate as modes of representation and as strategies for engaging with social problems. The objective of the seminar is to discuss and examine the interplay between law and literature and using them as powerful tools to address issues.

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Call for Papers

Research papers and articles are invited from academicians, legal professionals, research scholars, and students. The papers should be author’s original work and/or should not be any published work. Co-authorship is allowed but is restricted to only one. Selected papers may be published in the form of book in due course of time. Publication of papers shall be subject to the approval of the editorial board and the quality of papers.

  • Study of English Literature from legal perspective
  • Impact of famous legal cases on literary productions
  • Use of literature in legal studies
  • Narrative Jurisprudence
  • Ancient Literature and Legalese
  • Law in Contemporary Literature
  • Law, literature, and feminism
  • Psychoanalysis in the literary courtroom
  • Canonical authors of crime fiction
  • Portrayal of restorative versus retributive justice
  • Lawyers as authors
  • Law and Social Realism
  • Trials and Fiction
  • Influence of criminology and criminal psychology on literature
  • Relationship between modernism and critical legal studies

Note: In addition to above mentioned sub-themes, scholars are free to explore new horizons and write their papers on any other related sub-themes reflecting their own scholarly interests.

Submission Guidelines

Submission should include:

  1. Abstract (not more than 300 words)
  2. Full Paper
  3. Registration Form
  4. Payment Receipt

Abstract and Full Paper should be typed in Times New Roman (12 point, 1.5” line spacing) in any standard format of citation, should be sent in MS Word Document.

The subject of email for Submission of Abstract must be “National Seminar, 2019: Submission of Abstract”, subject of email for Registration must be “National Seminar, 2019: “Registration and Payment” and subject of email for Full Paper must be “National Seminar 2019: Submission of Full Paper”.

Registration and Payment


  • Students and Research Scholars (Single Author)- INR 500
  • Students and Research Scholars(Co-author)- INR 800
  • Academicians and Professionals(Single author)- INR 1000
  • Academicians and Professionals( Co-author)- INR 1500

Mode of Payment:

Registration Fee should be paid online through SBI Collect by 25th February 2019 till 5 PM. Payment link is available on the website A scanned copy of the Registration form along with Payment Receipt should be mailed to on or before 25th February 2019.

Important Dates

Last date of Abstract Submission: 15th February, 2019
Last date of Registration and Payment: 25th February, 2019
Last date for Full Paper Submission: 25th February, 2019
Date of National Seminar: 3rd March, 2019


Ms. Mahenaz Haque (Convener)

Assistant Professor of English & Chairperson, Centre for Law, Language, and Literature, MNLUA
Phone: +91 7028308022, Email:

Nikita Mohapatra, Student Convener: +91 8917558381

Atulya Singh, Student Co-convener: +91 7222825382

You may also send your email to

Important Links

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