CFP: Cultural Legal Studies

Chapters are be solicited for the Routledge Handbook of Cultural Legal Studies.

Cultural legal studies is a burgeoning field, encountering law and justice in relation to a wide variety of cultural and artistic forms. It engages not merely representations of law and justice, but the role that culture plays in constituting the very possibility of legality. The aim of this Handbook is to help consolidate this field and to invigorate its future development. It thus seeks contributions that work to situate cultural legal studies as a field, critically elaborate its methodologies, or that engage with cultural legal approaches to structure, affect, and form. The volume will provide not only a recognition of the significance of the cultural for understandings of law, but also a contribution to its ongoing viability as a potential site for justice, community, and sociality in the world today.

Topics include:

  • Cultural legal engagement with any of a diverse range of cultural forms
  • Cultural legal engagement with any of a diverse range of cultural sites or spaces
  • Cultural legal engagement with, and from, any of a diverse range of legal traditions

To submit a proposal, please send a title, 250 word abstract, and 3 keywords by 30 April 2020 to If accepted, full drafts are expected by December 2020.

Read the full call here.

About the author

Library Technology Specialist, West Virginia University College of Law