While there are still a few days before the abstract deadline (Friday Nov 13!) for Shakespeare and the State of Exception conference, we are happy to confirm Eric Heinze and Nigel Mapp as our plenary speakers.
After completing studies in Paris, Berlin, Boston, and Leiden, Eric Heinze worked with the International Commission of Jurists and UN Sub-Commission on Human Rights, in Geneva, and on private litigation before the United Nations Administrative Tribunal in New York. He is a member of the Bars of New York and Massachusetts, and has also advised NGOs on human rights, including Liberty, Amnesty International and the Media Diversity Institute. He currently co-ordinates Queen Mary’s Inter-Departmental Philosophy Programme. His articles have appeared in The Washington Post, The Guardian, and other publications. He serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Human Rights and the British Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies.
Professor Heinze’s books include Hate Speech and Democratic Citizenship (2016), The Concept of Injustice(2013), The Logic of Constitutional Rights (2005); The Logic of Liberal Rights (2003); The Logic of Equality(2003), Sexual Orientation: A Human Right(1995) (Russian translation 2004), and the collection Of Innocence and Autonomy: Children, Sex and Human Rights (2000). He is currently co-authoring a book, with Gavin Phillipson, entitled Debating Hate Speech. Listen to Eric’s great talk on Shakespeare and equivocation in the Spring 2014 season. See more interesting stuff on his profile page.
Nigel Mapp is a Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Westminster. He was educated at the University of Manchester and the University of Wales, Cardiff. He has held research posts at the University of Newcastle and the University of Leeds. More recently he was a lecturer in English Philology at the University of Tampere, Finland, and a research fellow of the Academy of Finland (2006-10) during which he started to pursue his current project on early modern “disenchantments”.
Recently, Dr Mapp has written essays on Herbert, Milton, Macbeth, with his most recent completed essay being “Lyotard Art Seeing”. He has co-edited William Empson: The Critical Achievement (1993) and Adorno and Literature (2006). A monograph, Paul de Man: Rhetoric, History, Aesthetics is forthcoming from Polity Press and another, Early Modern Disenchantments, is in preparation. More information on his profile page.