Professor Lawrence Joseph presented a paper,”The Aesthetics of Narrative and Metaphor: Creating a Lawyer Self in Poetry and Prose” at the Stanford Law School’s Symposium “Narrative and Metaphor in the Law” on January 30, 2016. The Symposium, in the words of its sponsors, “brings together scholars in law and related disciplines who have made the most outstanding contributions to the study of narrative or metaphor and the law.” Professor Joseph’s paper will be included as a chapter in a book of the Symposium’s presentations to be published by Cambridge University Press.
Lawrence Joseph, Tinnelly Professor of Law, has a poem, “Syria”, in The Best American Poetry 2013, edited by David Lehman and published by Scribner. The poem, attached below, originally appeared in The Nation. It is the second year in a row that a poem of Joseph’s has been included in the prestigious The Best American Poetry series. Professor Joseph will participate in the Gala Launch reading from the book on Thursday, September 19, 2013, 7 p.m., at The New School University’s Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, in Manhattan.