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Roger Fisher

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Department of Humanities

Associate Professor

Office: Founders College, 308
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 23221
Email: rfisher@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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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

Past President, American Association of Neo-Latin Studies

Community Contributions

Contributor of calendars of English court records to The Anglo-American Legal Tradition (http://aalt.law.uh.edu/)

Research Interests

Law and Justice , the Origins and History of Copyright in English Law, Neo-Latin Literature
Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“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.

2014

Monographs

Publication
Year

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

2014


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Summer 2019 AP/LA1010 3.0 A Word Power ONLN


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2019 AP/CLTR3520 3.0 A Arts & the Law: Policies & Perspectives SEMR
Winter 2020 AP/HUMA4149 3.0 M Contemporary Canadian Childhood & 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.

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

Past President, American Association of Neo-Latin Studies

Community Contributions

Contributor of calendars of English court records to The Anglo-American Legal Tradition (http://aalt.law.uh.edu/)

Research Interests

Law and Justice , the Origins and History of Copyright in English Law, Neo-Latin Literature

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“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.

2014

Monographs

Publication
Year

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

2014


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Summer 2019 AP/LA1010 3.0 A Word Power ONLN


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2019 AP/CLTR3520 3.0 A Arts & the Law: Policies & Perspectives SEMR
Winter 2020 AP/HUMA4149 3.0 M Contemporary Canadian Childhood & Law SEMR