Law and Aesthetics: Bodies, Power and Sexuality

A Small Symposium on “Law and Aesthetics: Bodies, Power and Sexuality”
as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Law
13-16 July 2020, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Law 

The Law Unit of ATINER will hold a Small Symposium on “Law and Aesthetics: Bodies, Power and Sexuality”, 13-16 July 2020, Athens, Greece as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Law sponsored by the Athens Journal of Law.

Much academic ink has been spilt over the relation between law and aesthetics. An aestheticized aspect of law focuses on the way in which subjectivities are constructed in the public domain. Many academic accounts from a number of disciplines have been concerned with this focus for a number of years. For instance, feminist accounts have always been concerned with issues of female subjectivities construction as up against the construction of male subjectivities. Issues of female sexuality have formed huge part of the construction of female identities and femininities. More recently, issues of race begin to provide a different perspective on the construction of female subjectivities. This stream examines the way in which femininities and masculinities are constructed, forged, formed and shaped through the dialectics of power and the dynamics of bodily representations. It puts forward a comparative approach in the way subjectivities are constructed on celluloid as opposed to the way that are constructed in the public domain.

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Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized, including a pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine-tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycenae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, a day trip to Delphi, and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 29 June 2020 to: Dr. Anna Chronopoulou, Academic Member, ATINER & Senior Lecturer in Law, The University of Westminster, UK. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. lead a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

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