Law

With Professor Jeanne Gaakeer (Legal Theory, Rotterdam), Greta Olson is the co-founder of the European Network for Law and Literature (www.eurnll.org). Please contact Jeanne or Greta to be included or to pass on news to colleagues about upcoming conferences and publications: eurnll@law.eur.nl.

  • Talk: “Methods in Comparative Cultural Studies” (8 March 2017) at the “Workshop on Comparative Methodology,” Queen Mary University of London
  • Introductory Talk for Werner Gephart’s exhibition “Some Colours of the Law” (6 October 2016) at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College, London in the context of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg’s “Forum Recht als Kultur”
  • Paper: “Pathologizing Human Rights” at the Conference “The Migration-Human Rights Nexus“ (1 July 2016) University of Giessen
  • Paper: “Differences in Continental Research” at “Forty Years in Law and Literature: A symposium to celebrate a Festschrift for Richard Weisberg (17 April 2016) Cardozo Law School
  • Lecture: “Pluralist Perspectives on Pluralism and Feminism” at the alumnae meeting of the Robert-Bosch-Stiftung Fast Track: Exzellenz und Führungskompetenz für Wissenschaftlerinnen auf der Überholspur on „Facetten des Pluralismus“ (15 April 2016) Kloster Johannisberg in Rheingau-Geisenheim, Hessen
  • Paper: “Feeling Law” at the colloquium “Working the Boundaries of Law” (10 March 2016) Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law / Instituto Internacional de Sociología Jurídica
  • Keynote: “Are Legal Facts Co-Determined by the CSI Effect?” at the Workshop “Issues of Fact: The Pathologies of Fact and the Fictitious in Law and the Humanities” (25 September 2015) Erasmus School of Law and Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society, Rotterdam
  • Opening Lecture: Conference Law’s Pluralities – Cultures/Narratives/Genders: “Mapping the Pluralist Character of Cultural Approaches to Law” (6 June 2015) University of Giessen
  • Fellowship: Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” (University of Bonn and Federal Ministry of Education and Research)
  • Lecture: „Has Law Gone Pop? Über den vermeintlich schädlichen Einfluss der Populärkultur auf Rechtsprozesse und Rechtsbewusstsein“ at the conference RECHT POPULÄR (26 September 2014) University of Würzburg and Mainfranken Theater Würzburg.
  • Lecture: “Law’s Pluralities: Futures of Law and Literature” at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” (24 June 2014) University of Bonn
  • Public lecture: “The Centrality of the Constitution to US American Culture – Arguments from the Left and the Right” for the North American Studies Program in Cooperation with the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” (20 May 2014) University of Bonn
  • Lecture: “Future(s) of Law and Literature – A Culturalist Perspective” at the International Symposium “Law and Literature: Possibilities and Boundaries of Inter- and Transdisciplinarity” (29 November 2013) University of Graz
  • Keynote: “Law and Literature in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany: Comparing Legal Systems, Literatures and Cultural Preoccupations” at the Conferência Internacional „Literatura e Direito na virada do milênio” / Internationale Konferenz „Literatur und Recht um die Jahrtausendwende“ (7 November 2013) DAAD/German Academic Exchange Service Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brasil
  • Public lecture: “The US-American Obsession with the Constitution – Original or Organic Meaning” in the Vortragsreihe „Methoden und Verfassung“ (10 Mai 2013). Rudolf-von-Jehring-Institut für rechtswissenschaftliche Grundlagenforschung at the University of Giessen
  • Organization: Symposium on Law and Culture on Testimony (7 March 2013) sponsored by the JLU Hochschulgesellschaft at the University of Giessen
  • Lecture: “Futures of (European) Law and Literature” at the Fourth International Osnabrück Summer Institute on the Cultural Study of the Law: „Culture, Rights, Identity: Interfaces between the Humanities and the Law,“ University of Osnabrück (16 August 2012)
  • Participant by Invitation: Münster Symposium on Law and Literature: “Can Literature Learn from Law?” University of Münster (21-21 May 2012)
  • Roundtable discussant: Amartya Sen’s The Idea of Justice at the Third Biennial Literature and Law Conference (Blog, Flyer) at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. New York, New York (30 March 2012)
  • Chair of two panels: Non-American Approaches to Law and Literature at the Third Biennial Literature and Law Conference at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. New York, New York (30 March 2012)
  • Paper: “The Legal Creation of Retirement – A Gender Problem” at the conference “The Cultural Politics of Ageing in the Nineteenth Century: Interdisciplinary Perspectives,” University of Regensburg (25 November 2011)
  • Paper: “The Cultural Work of Two Women Judge Shows: Judge Judy and Richterin Barbara Salesch” at the conference “Recht und Moral. Mediale Konstellationen gesellschaftlicher Selbstverständigung über ‚Verbrechen‘ vom 17. bis zum 21. Jahrhundert,” University of Kiel (21 October 2011)
  • Paper: “What is ‘literature’ in Law and Literature? – The Move towards Mediality and the Problem of Representation” at the 8th conference of the Hellenic Association for the Study of English (HASE): “The Letter of the Law: Law Matters in Language and Literature,” University of Athens (6 May 2011)
  • Public Lecture: „Women as Torturers at Abu Ghraib“ at the conference „Gender Dynamics and Legal Culture – Tradition and Transformation,“ University of Copenhagen (7 October 2010)
  • Lecture: „Gender Conservatism in Two Women Judge Shows: Judge Judy and Richterin Barbara Salesch,“ Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen (6 October 2010)
  • Roundtable discussant: „Literature and Terrorism“ at the European Society for the Study of English Conference, Torino, Italy (24-27 August 2010)
  • Seminar convener: „Law and English Studies“ at the European Society for the Study of English Conference, Torino, Italy (24-27 August 2010)
  • Keynote: „Legal Cultures and the (Unholy?) Alliance of Religion and Punitivity“ at the conference „Dialogues on Justice: European Perspectives on Law and Humanities,“ Villa Vigoni (20 October, 2009)
  • Paper: „Legal Cultures and Scholarly Genres: Is there still room for literature in the Law and Culture paradigm?“ at the conference „Intersections of Law and Culture,“ Franklin College, Lugano, Switzerland (2 October 2009)
  • Speaker: Modern Language Association 2008 Convention on „Law and Narrative: An International Approach,“ San Francisco (27-30 December 2008)
  • Roundtable chair: „The Punitive Turn“ at the European Society for the Study of English Conference. Århus, Denmark (22-26 August 2008)
  • Editor with Martin Kayman (Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff) of the European Journal of English Studies issue on „Law, Literature, and Language,“ Vol. 11, Issue 1 (Routledge), 2007 http://www.essenglish.org/ejes.html
  • Paper: „Towards a Comparative Law and Literature Practice“ for the seminary Literature and Law: An Interdisciplinary Approach at the annual meeting of the European Society for the Study of English 8, London (August 2006)
  • Paper: „Criminalizing the Poor: Convergences of Law, Literature, and Reporting in the Early Modern Period“ for the panel „Law and Literature“ at: Close Encounters: Science Literature Arts, Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (June 2006), Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis
  • Member of the German Research Foundation Project „Law, Norm and Criminalization“ (2004-2008)