Roger Fisher

Department of Humanities

Assistant Professor

Office: McLaughlin College, 038
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 23221
Emailrfisher@yorku.ca

Roger Fisher holds a Ph.D in History (1987) from McMaster and a J.D. (1989) from Osgoode Hall Law School. He has an M.A. (McMaster) and a B.A. (University of Ottawa) in Latin and Greek. His scholarship focuses on law, history, literature and culture from classical antiquity to the modern world, with a secondary interest in children and childhood in legal history and in contemporary Canadian law. His book, Antigone v. Creon: Sophocles's Antigone as a Courtroom Drama, was published in 2014 (Irwin Law). He has over thirteen academic refereed publications in addition to book reviews and papers delivered at international and national conferences.

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Area of Specialization

Law, Literature, and Culture

Degrees

Ph.D. (History), McMaster University
J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School
M.A. (Classics), McMaster University
B.A. (Classical Studies: Greek and Latin), University of Ottawa

Professional Leadership

President, American Association of Neo-Latin Studies

Community Contributions

Contributor to The Anglo-American Legal Tradition website

Research Interests

Law and Justice , Classics , Law, History, Literature and Culture, Neo-Latin Literature

Selected Publications

Antigone v. Creon: Sophocles's Antigone as a Courtroom Drama, Toronto: Irwin Law http://www.irwinlaw.com/titles/antigone-v-creon

“Law Latin and English Law,” Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World, The Renaissance Society of America Texts and Studies Series, Philip Ford †, Jan Bloemendal and Charles Fantazzi (eds.), Chapter 59, 791-806, Leiden: Brill, 2014 [awarded “Outstanding Academic Title, 2014” by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libaries]. Cited in Philip Hardie, [Review] TLS, Feb. 13, 2015, 25-6.

Selected Publications

Antigone v. Creon: Sophocles's Antigone as a Courtroom Drama, Toronto: Irwin Law http://www.irwinlaw.com/titles/antigone-v-creon

“Law Latin and English Law,” Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World, The Renaissance Society of America Texts and Studies Series, Philip Ford †, Jan Bloemendal and Charles Fantazzi (eds.), Chapter 59, 791-806, Leiden: Brill, 2014 [awarded “Outstanding Academic Title, 2014” by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libaries]. Cited in Philip Hardie, [Review] TLS, Feb. 13, 2015, 25-6.

All Publications

Monographs

Antigone v. Creon: Sophocles's Antigone as a Courtroom Drama, Toronto: Irwin Law http://www.irwinlaw.com/titles/antigone-v-creon

Book Chapters

“Law Latin and English Law,” Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World, The Renaissance Society of America Texts and Studies Series, Philip Ford †, Jan Bloemendal and Charles Fantazzi (eds.), Chapter 59, 791-806, Leiden: Brill, 2014 [awarded “Outstanding Academic Title, 2014” by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libaries]. Cited in Philip Hardie, [Review] TLS, Feb. 13, 2015, 25-6.

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2017 AP/CLTR3520 3.0  Arts and the Law: Policies and Perspectives SEMR  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/HUMA1825 9.0  Law and Morality in Literature and Culture LECT  

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Winter 2018 AP/HUMA4149 3.0  Contemporary Canadian Childhood and the Law SEMR  


Roger Fisher holds a Ph.D in History (1987) from McMaster and a J.D. (1989) from Osgoode Hall Law School. He has an M.A. (McMaster) and a B.A. (University of Ottawa) in Latin and Greek. His scholarship focuses on law, history, literature and culture from classical antiquity to the modern world, with a secondary interest in children and childhood in legal history and in contemporary Canadian law. His book, Antigone v. Creon: Sophocles's Antigone as a Courtroom Drama, was published in 2014 (Irwin Law). He has over thirteen academic refereed publications in addition to book reviews and papers delivered at international and national conferences.

Area of Specialization

Law, Literature, and Culture

Degrees

Ph.D. (History), McMaster University
J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School
M.A. (Classics), McMaster University
B.A. (Classical Studies: Greek and Latin), University of Ottawa

Professional Leadership

President, American Association of Neo-Latin Studies

Community Contributions

Contributor to The Anglo-American Legal Tradition website

Research Interests:

Law and Justice , Classics , Law, History, Literature and Culture, Neo-Latin Literature

All Publications

Monographs

Antigone v. Creon: Sophocles's Antigone as a Courtroom Drama, Toronto: Irwin Law http://www.irwinlaw.com/titles/antigone-v-creon

Book Chapters

“Law Latin and English Law,” Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World, The Renaissance Society of America Texts and Studies Series, Philip Ford †, Jan Bloemendal and Charles Fantazzi (eds.), Chapter 59, 791-806, Leiden: Brill, 2014 [awarded “Outstanding Academic Title, 2014” by Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libaries]. Cited in Philip Hardie, [Review] TLS, Feb. 13, 2015, 25-6.


Teaching:

Current Courses

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TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2017 AP/CLTR3520 3.0  Arts and the Law: Policies and Perspectives SEMR  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/HUMA1825 9.0  Law and Morality in Literature and Culture LECT  

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Winter 2018 AP/HUMA4149 3.0  Contemporary Canadian Childhood and the Law SEMR