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Intertextual Research Group between Law and Literature

College of Law
About us

The Intertext between Law and Literature group is an academic platform that seeks to analyze from an interdisciplinary perspective the various links between the ancient disciplines of Law and Literature.

The research group, Intertexts between Law and Literature, aims to be a specialized and diverse group of researchers as well as a platform for debate, theorization, and production of knowledge in a contemporary academy marked by transnational and interdisciplinary dialogue. The purpose of the group is to carry out a broad and diverse study of those links between the disciplines of Law and Literature, without neglecting certain connections with Cultural Studies and other arts, so that humanistic, social and artistic studies are productively and reciprocally with the ethics and practice of human rights.

Precisely, representation, as a central phenomenon of art, law, and politics, allows us to think about texts that, while maintaining certain specificities, also share a series of codes and languages. The concept of intertext, in which texts inevitably absorb other texts for their existence, allows us to propose a methodology in which it is possible to collate diverse archives of disciplines as old, and apparently as far apart, as Law and Literature, as well as other possible cultural documents that enable rich and cross-sectional theoretical analyzes. Thanks to this comparative method and transdisciplinary research, the group tries to carry out innovative and useful studies that contribute to the current academic study.

Carreras Relacionadas
Research Interests

Law and Literature; Human rights; Theory of Literature and Comparative Literature; Cultural Studies; Philosophy of Law; Bioethics.

Ongoing investigations

Juan Gelman and the implications in Latin American Law

Managers: Diego Falconí and Daniela Salazar
Funding: USFQ College of Jurisprudence
Date: January 2016 to January 2017
Description: This investigation tries to see how from the Gelman vs. IACHR judgment Uruguay a series of interesting proposals and postulates, can help to rethink the relationship between Law and Literature. From the philosophy of law and taking Gelman's poems, editorials, and letters as a corpus, it is interesting to reflect on issues such as the measurement of affectations, the value of testimony, and the reconfiguration of language.

Conferences, colloquiums, and seminars

Organized
Corpographies Seminar VIII

The law on the skin: rhetoric between body and law. Contagion, transfer, infiltration.

http://corpografias8.weebly.com/

With group participation
50 LASA Congress

Last Saturday, May 28, 2016, Diego Falconí, director of the research group Intertextos between Law and Literature, presented part of the group's activities at the 50th edition of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Congress in New York. The presentation was carried out in the Interdisciplinary Conversations: Literature, Visual Arts, and Social Sciences panel and sought to make visible the importance of the interdisciplinary work carried out in the group, as well as establish contacts with people who carry out similar work in other universities around the world.

I International Congress of Literature and Human Rights.

http://www.literaturayderechoshumanos.com/

In the framework of the table Testimony as an intertext between literature and law in Latin America, the following two papers were presented:

  • "Repair the 'double wound.' Intertextual relations between the writings of Juan Gelman and the sentence ‘Gelman vs. Uruguay ’” / Daniela Salazar and Diego Falconí Trávez
  • "Let my testimony be the cure: reflections on HIV / AIDS in Latin American literary texts" / Diego Falconí Trávez


Of interest

Colloquium "1996-2016: Deconstruction of the literary space"

Colloquium "1996-2016: Deconstruction of the literary space". Poitiers, France (October 12-14, 2016).

http://www.mshs.univ-poitiers.fr/crla/IMG/pdf/COLOQUIO_2016_CRLA-POITIERS.pdf

Resources

Member Archives

Monographs

The bowels of the legal subject. A dialogue between literature and law Diego Falconí Trávez, 2012

https://books.google.com.ec/books?id=xGr_5N3mH-0C&printsec=frontcover&hl=es&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

 

Collective volumes

 

Academic articles

The murder machine: an approach to the relationship between the legal system and the subject through the literary intertext
Diego Falconí Trávez, Iuris Dictio Magazine 15, 2013, pp. 147-158.

/publicaciones/iurisDictio/archivo_de_contenidos/Documents/IurisDictio_15/iurisdictio_015_008.pdf

Audiovisual archives


Thesis

 

Others

 

External files for free use

Publications

Collective Volumes

Halfway between intertexts between literature and law,
Diego Falconí Trávez, (ed.), 2016.

http://www.tirant.com/editorial/libro/a-medio-camino-intertextos-entre-la-literatura-y-el-derecho-diego-falconi-travez-9788416349593?busqueda=diego+falconi&

Dossier of the Iuris Dictio magazine "Law and literature in Latin America",
Diego Falconí Trávez, (ed.), 2017.

Teaching

Course: Literature and law
Center where it is taught: USFQ
Faculty: Jurisprudence
Instructor: Diego Falconí Trávez
Year since delivery: 2012
Description: This course tries, from the methodology of Literature Theory and Comparative Literature, to make an approach to the legal phenomenon (that known as a law in literature), using intertextuality to link certain fundamental themes for both disciplines. Additionally, and taking as a basis the criticism that the Law and Literature movement has made possible in the current legal study, an attempt will be made to think through different literary texts of the legal reality not only from the normative language but from its complex and rich historical, ethical dimension, critical and social.

News

50 LASA Congress

Last Saturday, May 28, 2016, Diego Falconí, director of the research group Intertextos between Law and Literature, presented part of the group's activities at the 50th edition of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Congress in New York. The presentation was carried out in the Interdisciplinary Conversations: Literature, Visual Arts, and Social Sciences panel and sought to make visible the importance of the interdisciplinary work carried out in the group, as well as establish contacts with people who carry out similar work in other universities around the world.


Corpographies Seminar 8

The Corpografía seminar, in its eighth edition, is a forum for the dissemination of the Body and Textuality research group of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. This year, this event, which has been taking place for eight years in Barcelona, has been co-organized by the group Intertextos entre el Derecho y la Literatura with the title: The law on the skin: rhetoric between body and law. Contagion, transfer, infiltration.

http://corpografias8.weebly.com/

Publication of the book "Law and Literature. Texts and Contexts"

The Argentine academic Jorge Roggero, part of the group Intertextos entre el Derecho y la Literatura, publishes the book "Derecho y Literatura. Textos y Contextos" in the publisher Edudeba of Buenos Aires.

Presentation of the research group and launch of the book

The research group, Intertexts between Law and Literature, was presented at the Calderón de la Barca theater at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito on the night of February 17, 2016. At the same event, the book Halfway was launched—intertexts between Law and Literature edited by Diego Falconí Trávez.

https://www.facebook.com/1523209311229762/photos/pcb.1715672848650073/1715672765316748/?type=3

Obtaining a second doctorate from two of the group members

Two members of the group who already had a doctorate obtained a second doctorate in January 2016. María Teresa Vera, Ph.D. from the University of Houston, has just obtained her second doctorate from the University of Barcelona. Likewise, Andrés Botero, who was already a doctor from the University of Buenos Aires, has now obtained a second doctorate from the University of Huelva.

Casa de las Américas Award for director of the group Intertextos entre el derecho y la literature
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The director of the research group, Intertexts between Law and Literature, has won the Casa de las Américas award in the 2016 essay category.

http://www.elcomercio.com/tendencias/diegofalconi-ensayo-literatura-premiocasadelasamericas-entrevista.html

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