Welcome

The Law, Literature and Humanities Association of Australasia (LLHAA) is the premier organisation for scholars within Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific investigating the intersections between law and culture.

A community of scholars

The LLHAA welcomes members at all stages in their academic career from any discipline interested in law, jurisprudence, art, culture, history or society.

Our membership is diverse and includes legal and non-legal academics, artists, lawyers, historians, students, early career researchers and pioneers in interdisciplinary studies.

  • We are dedicated to promoting rigorous, critical academic research.
  • We provide a platform for the discussion of ideas – and encourage scholarship from all standpoints.
  • We encourage postgraduate students and those new to legal scholarship through bursaries, conferences and mentorship.

LLHAA BLOG

Call for Papers and Submissions

The Bubble: Metaphors we survive by (with apologies to Lakoff & Johnson)

We get the metaphors we deserve. Metaphors are indispensable tools for making sense of reality, including the ongoing reality of systemic colonial relations—or to obfuscate it (to deflect the need to enact substantive decolonisation agendas, for example). In times of crisis they perform a crucial role in translating and interpreting a rapidly changing world. Viral…

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Hygiene, Coloniality, Law

Call for Papers Australian Feminist Law Journal: A Critical Legal Journal. Volume 47.1, June 2021 Special Issue Editors: Dr Gina Heathcote, Dr Paola Zichi, Alice Finden This special issue will bring together research addressing hygiene, coloniality and law, and their instrumentalisation as regulatory tools of governance. Discursive understandings of morality and sexual mores were central…

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Positioning the Politics of Consent in Law and History

Call for Papers Australian Feminist Law Journal: A Critical Legal Journal. Volume 46.2 December 2020 Special Issue Editor: Nan Seuffert Recent years have witnessed a global explosion of discourse around sexuality focusing on debate over the boundaries between legitimate and illegitimate sex under the banner of the #metoo campaign. In this context of genuine confusion…

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Call for Papers and Submissions

The Bubble: Metaphors we survive by (with apologies to Lakoff & Johnson)

We get the metaphors we deserve. Metaphors are indispensable tools for making sense of reality, including the ongoing reality of systemic colonial relations—or to obfuscate it (to deflect the need to enact substantive decolonisation agendas, for example). In times of crisis they perform a crucial role in translating and interpreting…

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21st Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law (IRLS) and 15th Conference on Legal Translation and Interpreting and Comparative Legilinguistics (Legal Linguistics)

21st Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law (IRLS) and 15th Conference on Legal Translation and Interpreting and Comparative Legilinguistics (Legal Linguistics)  The Institute of Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Modern Languages and Literature at Adam Mickiewicz University together with Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law, will hold an international conference devoted…

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BooksCall for Papers and Submissions

CFP Playing Law: A Jurisprudence of Video Games and Virtual Realities

Dale Mitchell, Dr Ashley Pearson & Dr Timothy D Peters CALL FOR PAPERS Law is the ultimate multiplayer role-playing game. Through law, individuals are characterised, subject-object relations are constructed and enforced, and concepts of worth and identity are founded. Playing Law seeks to showcase the power of play and the…

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