Dave Hoffman, Deven Desai, and I are pleased to present Part II of our interview with Ron Moore and David Eick, the creators, producers, and writers of the hit television show, Battlestar Galactica. Part I of our interview explored the role of law in the show, exploring topics such as the legal system, lawyers, trials […]
Category: Literature and Humanities
Posts about Literature and Humanities by Professor Daniel J. Solove for his blog at TeachPrivacy, a privacy awareness and security training company.
Battlestar Galactica Interview
We are thrilled to offer readers of Concurring Opinions an interview with Ron Moore and David Eick, creators of the hit television show Battlestar Galactica. Daniel Solove, Deven Desai, and David Hoffman ask the questions. We would like to thank Professor John Ip for suggesting some of the torture questions. Our interview lasts a little […]
Translation of Karel Čapek’s Stories
Over at Fables and Understories, Andrew Malcovsky is translating some of the untranslated stories by Karel Čapek into English.
Book Review: Harold Schechter’s The Devil’s Gentleman
Harold Schechter, The Devil’s Gentleman: Privilege, Poison, and the Trial that Ushered in the Twentieth Century – Ballantine Books (October 2007) Harold Schechter, an American literature professor at CUNY, has written a gripping account of the criminal trial and appeal of Roland Molineux, a case that grabbed headlines throughout the late 1890s. His book, The Devil’s […]
Book Review: Lawrence Friedman’s Guarding Life’s Dark Secrets
Professor Lawrence M. Friedman (Stanford Law School) Guarding Life’s Dark Secrets: Legal and Social Controls over Reputation, Propriety, and Privacy (Stanford University Press, November 2007) ISBN: 978-0-8047-5739-3 Professor Lawrence Friedman‘s Guarding Life’s Dark Secrets: Legal and Social Controls over Reputation, Propriety, and Privacy is a wonderful and accessible history of the norms and law that […]
Richard Rorty, R.I.P.
From Crooked Timber, I have learned that the philosopher Richard Rorty (1931-2007) has passed away.
The Shakespeare Authorship Question
Today’s Washington Post contains two articles taking different sides to the question of whether Shakespeare is the true author of his works. An article by Roger Stritmatter (vice chairman of the Shakespeare Fellowship and a professor of English at Coppin State University) rehearses the doubts as to Shakespeare’s authorship:
Does Reading Literature Give You More Empathy?
The British Psychological Society reports the results of a new study on the effects of reading literature:
Law Movie Canon
Since PrawfsBlawg is experimenting with “research canons,” I thought I’d take this opportunity to create a “law movie canon” post. So here’s a list of my five favorite law movies. I’m basing this list on the following totally objective standard: Do I really like the movie? I actually happen to be an expert in things […]
Should the Legal Academy Be Interdisciplinary?
Orin Kerr has an interesting post with excerpts from a debate between Stephen M. Feldman and Richard Seamon about the legal academy. Fedman writes that law schools ought to become even more interdisciplinary than they already are: “Interdisciplinary scholarship, done well, can generate creative methods and original insights in previously stale areas of thought.” Seamon, in contrast, […]