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From the Marshall Trilogy to Standing Rock

  • The University of North Carolina at Asheville Asheville, North Carolina 28804 (map)

Public Lecture

Dr. George D Pappas ESQ

This book offers a unique interpretation of how literary and public discourses influenced three U.S. Supreme Court Rulings written by Chief Justice John Marshall with respect to Native Americans. These cases, Johnson v. M’Intosh (1823), Cherokee Nation v. Georgia (1831) and Worcester v. Georgia (1832), collectively known as the Marshall Trilogy, have formed the legal basis for the dispossession of indigenous populations throughout the Commonwealth. Exploring the literary genesis of Marshall’s judgments, George Pappas draws on the work of Michel Foucault, Edward Said and Homi Bhabha, to analyze how these formative U.S. Supreme Court rulings blurred the distinction between literature and law

When: February 9th, 2017
Where: UNC Asheville, Room location (Laural Forum - Karpen Hall)
Time:12:00 Noon - 1 pm

Dr. George D Pappas ESQ

Born in Charlotte, NC to Greek immigrant parents, but raised in New York City, George Pappas is an attorney in Asheville, North Carolina representing client’s in U.S. immigration law, criminal law, family law and civil litigation. Mr. Pappas is a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian Supreme Court and since 2002 Dr. Pappas has been the Executive Director of the International Center for Legal Studies (ICLS). Mr. Pappas holds degrees from the London School of Economics & Political Science; The University of London International Programmes; Delaware Law School, Widener University and Birkbeck College, University of London. Dr. Pappas earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Birkbeck College, University of London. Dr. Pappas, and his very talented wife, Ellen, live in Asheville. Dr. Pappas & Ellen have two children, Natalie and Alexander.