Saturday, April 14, 2012

Nordic Network for Law and Literature: Dialogues on justice






Helle Porsdam, Thomas Elholm (eds.)
Dialogues on justice: European perspectives on law and humanities
Walter de Gruyter, Boston, 2012, 232 pp.
ISBN-13: 9783110268980

The contributions presented in this volume focus on current discussions on justice in a Nordic and European context. By expanding the focus to justice and humanities, the authors intend to embrace different perspectives closely linked to the research and debate about law and literature, e.g., in cultural studies. The volume deals with four main themes, each of which is analysed by a scholar with a background in the humanities and a scholar with a legal background (or lawyer), respectively: Law and Humanities; History, Memory and Human Rights; Forgiveness and Law; Justice, Culture and Copyright.


Table of Contents
Preface
Daniela Carpi
Prologue. Law and Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
I. Law and Humanities – The Road Ahead
Greta Olson
De-Americanizing Law and Literature Narratives:
Opening Up the Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Jeanne Gaakeer
European Law and Literature: Forever Young. The Nomad Concurs . . 44
II. History, Memory and Human Rights
Jay Winter
Human Rights and the Second World War . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Mattias Kumm
The Idea of Thick Constitutional Patriotism and its Implications
for the Role and Structure of European Legal History . . . . . . . . . 108
III. Forgiveness and Law
Svend Erik Larsen
Forgiveness as a Challenge to the Law: A Literary Perspective . . . . . 141
Hans Petter Graver
Measure for Measure: On Law and Forgiveness . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
IV. Justice, Culture and Copyright
Mia Rendix
Copyright as Moral Strategy of Reclaiming the Past:
The Return of the Icelandic Sagas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
VI Table of Contents
Fiona Macmillan
Rights, Culture, Property: In Search of a New Design for
Intellectual Space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Helle Porsdam
Epilogue. Cultural Heritage and Law: The Case of Cultural Looting . . 219
List of Contributors

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Los trabajos aquí publicados corresponden a la reunión científica que en el seno del Departatment of Aesthetic Studies de la Faculty of Humanities de la Aarhus University tuvo lugar el pasado 19-22 de Octubre 2009 bajo organización de la Nordic Network for Law and Literature por los Profres. Helle Porsdam (The Saxo Institute, Copenhagen University), Thomas Elholm (Faculty of Law, University of Southern Denmark) y Karen-Margrethe Simonsen (Dep. of Aesthetic Studies, Aarhus University). El programa puede consultarse en: http://www.aidel.it/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Program_for_Dialogues_on_Justice11.pdf

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