Visvardi speaks on Confession, Fairness and Legal Frameworks in Ancient Greece

This March, Prof. Visvard presented at the conference Projections: Imagining Legal Futurity, organized by the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities at the Quinnipiac University School of Law.

In her talk titled: Visions of self-scrutiny and shared accountability: Greek testimony and the public transparency of desire, she turned to two institutions of the Athenian democracy - the court of law and the theater – to examine practices that anticipate today's confession as a legal and religious practice. She argued that these can help us look at desire, accountability, and guilt in new ways and thus envision a different kind of political agent and a different legal future. This is part of her current research in which she looks at confession in different contexts and its relation to how citizens come to understand and make decisions about truth-telling, (capital) punishment, and forgiveness.