Law and Literature in Europe
National literatures both on the Continent and in Britain have reflected crises critically, but they have also focused on periods of European integration in less critical times (eg. Menasse, McEwan, Houellebecq). Consequently, there are obvious processes of how law and literature connect each other as well as insights into the reasons why the legalisation processes in Europe have not been accompanied by a similar cultural and literary integration on a European level – although the institutionalisation and legal guarantee of translations supports the phenomenon of European bestsellers. The CRC conference will focus on culturally connected and comparable processes of Europeanisation in law and literature as well as their correlation since the early modern period.