Netherlands, Groningen

Law, Literature, and Human Rights

when 12 July 2020 - 17 July 2020
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 305

Are you interested in taking a new perspective on human rights and discovering their hidden meanings in literature and law?

Would you like to learn how contemporary interdisciplinary studies such as Law and Literature and Law and Humanities help to unveil the cultural and social message of human rights law?

Would you like to spend a week discussing the cutting-edge ideas in the Law and Literature studies focused on dimensions of marginality, relations between human rights and sovereignty, literary meanings and hidden structures of the ECHR jurisprudence?

This summer school aims to engage with law and literature not only to consider how these fields treat human rights and engage in human rights discourse, but also to explore how human rights alter the face of both literature and law, particularly through modifying their aesthetic forms. In this sense, the school strives to shift the accent from a sentimental kind of discourse about human rights within Law and Literature to the comprehension of how we talk about human rights and how this manner of talking strengthens or weakens them.

Course leader

Mr. Kostiantyn Gorobets (Faculty of Law);
Mrs. Yuliia Khyzhniak (Faculty of Law);
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Pablo Valdivia Martin (Faculty of Arts)

Target group

This summer school is designed for graduate and postgraduate students, researchers, and practitioners. We expect our participants to have an expertise in human rights and law and/or literary studies and humanities, as well as ability and readiness to explore multidisciplinary fields of knowledge. Participants should have at least Bachelor degree (or, as a matter of exception, close to finish) in Law or in Literary Studies/Humanities.

It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own output in English.

Credits info

1 EC
Upon successful completion of the program, the Summer School offers a Certificate of Attendance.

Fee info

EUR 305: University of Groningen students
Practitioners: €655 (non-OECD countries: €505)
PhD Students: €555 (non-OECD countries: €405)
BA/LL.B, MA/LL.M students: €455 (non-OECD countries: €355)
University of Groningen students: €305

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