Symposium and Valedictory Lecture
prof. mr. dr. Jeanne Gaakeer, Oct. 13 2023
Location Symposium: Theil C1-2 (Erasmus University Woudestein campus)
Location Valedictory Lecture: Aula, (A-building, Erasmus University Woudestein campus)
We cordially invite you to attend the festivities marking the occasion of Jeanne Gaakeer’s formal shift from Professor to Professor emerita.
The day is an engagement with Jeanne Gaakeer’s work in many ways. Her interdisciplinary endeavours connecting law, literature and humanities more broadly have resonated with many colleagues around the world. Six colleagues who have been close collaborators in her project to promote European law and literature research will present their views in a symposium. A much larger group contributes to the volume of papers celebrating her work, a volume which will include the valedictory address Jeanne Gaakeer will give at the end of the day, entitled: In the Court of Practical Wisdom. Hermeneutics and Narrative Jurisprudence.
9.15-9.45 Welcome with coffee
9.45 Opening (Claudia Bouteligier, Pauline Phoa & Sanne Taekema)
10.00-11.15 Panel 1 Gary Watt, Professor of law, University of Warwick More than Ideal: Judicial Craft in Communal Context Greta Olson, Professor of American and English Literary and Cultural Studies, Giessen Exploring rechtsbewustzijn (consciousness of law/justice) and Rechtsgefühle (feelings about law and justice) in Legal Theory and Praxis
11.15-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.45 Panel 2 Daniela Carpi, Professor emerita English Literature, University of Verona Law and Memory: Negationism as Counter Narration Arild Linneberg, Professor emeritus Comparative Literature, University of Bergen From Negated Poetry to Fictional Worlds: Some Criminal Cases in the Judicial System in Norway through the Years
12.45-13.45 Lunch in Siena 13.45-15.00 Panel 3 François Ost, Professor emeritus Université Saint Louis, Bruxelles Stories for legal theory/Des récits pour la théorie et la philosophie du droit? Frans-Willem Korsten, Professor of Literature, Culture and Law at Leiden University & EUR Moved, indignant, angry judges: How an emotionalisation of the judiciary weakens its affective force
16.00 Valedictory Address by Prof.em. Jeanne Gaakeer
Valedictory Lecture, October 13 20212, 16.00 hrs