- Our summer school at the University of Groningen offers you an opportunity to reflect on these issues by looking at different aspects of human rights narration. Narratives are a powerful tool for organising and making sense of human experience which we can use for both strengthening and weakening human rights ideas. What are the ways of using this tool? What does the law have to offer in this sense? After all, it is the law that makes strong claims for being the main creator of human rights narratives. Can other cultural representations of human rights unpack and analyse limitations of the law?
- Within the Construction Human Rights Narratives summer school we will look at narrative not only as at an instrument for shaping our experience, but also as an instrument for self-reflection, as a revealing mirror. By examination of the already existing narrative structures we can comprehend better our rooted way of thinking, our biases and limits.
The course is designed for students, PhD’s, postdocs, and practitioners in literature, law, arts, and human rights.
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Our speakers, who are specialists in literary studies, narrative studies, human rights, Law and Literature studies, criminal law and criminology, will bring you through different topics, such as:
- Human rights in Law and Narrative studies
- Narrative as a tool of empowerment: vulnerable people’s cases
- The ECtHR narrative about freedom of expression and boundaries of literature
- Human rights: a contemporary straitjacket for humour and satire?
- Human rights and literary genres: the interwoven stories of social changes
- Human rights in films: narration without the narrator?
The programme of the summer school is intended for students, PhD’s, postdocs, and practitioners in literature, law, arts, and human rights. We invite you to join us in the beautiful city of Groningen, in the North of the Netherlands, to breathe in a bit of a fresh air in the middle of summer and spend a week exploring stories of human rights and marvellous places of our city.
Prof. Flora Di Donata
Prof. Jeanne Gaakeer
Dr. Alberto Godioli
Dr. Kostiantyn Gorobets
Dr. Antenor Hallo de Wolf
Prof. Frans-Willem Korsten
Dr. Marielle MattheeDr. Aikaterini Tsampi
- 6 days
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The certificate will mention a workload of 40 hours. Students can apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities in their home institutions, therefore the final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of their home institutions.
DisciplinesPublic Law Liberal Arts Literature View 3 other Masters in Liberal Arts in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- The course is designed for students, PhD’s, postdocs, and practitioners in literature, law, arts, and human rights.
- 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 work in English.
International350 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 350 EUR for the full programme during 6 days.
EU/EEA350 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 350 EUR for the full programme during 6 days.
University of Groningen students and staff: €250MA/LL.M students: €350PhD researchers: €400Postdocs and practitioners: € 500
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