INTERVIEW WITH JEANNE GAAKEER:
LAW IS AN ART
By Dieter Axt
The interviews section was designed with the goal of creating a
space of interlocution with researchers who are considered exponents in
studies of Law and Literature, as a means to enable the permanent
exchange of ideas and the interaction of points of view, by bringing
researchers and readers together.
To start off this section, we interviewed the Dutch researcher Jeanne
Gaakeer, internationally apraised for the studies she has developed for
years on the subject of Law and Literature. With a background in English
Literature (1980), Dutch Law (1990) and Philosophy (1992), in 1995 her
dissertation dealt with the history and evolution of Law and Literature,
focusing on the work of James Boyd White. Together with Greta Olson
(Giessen University / ALE), she is the founder of the European Network for
Law and Literature.