Arts & Humanities


Paul Yachnin: The Trial of Shylock

Professor Paul Yachnin (McGill Department of English) and Westmount Public Library present: The Trial of Shylock

The third lecture in the Great Trials series hosted by the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (McGill) at Westmount Public Library. (15 February 2011) Each lecture in the series examined the social and political contexts as well as the cultural consequences of a history-making trial. The series took the position that ‘law’ happens as much outside the courtroom as it does within it, and that each of these pivotal events stands as testament to the ways in which constructions of authority, law, and justice have informed cultural consciousness across centuries.

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    May 13, 2011 at 12:00 pm