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Southampton Law School

Kafka’s Imprint on Law and the Arts Event

3 - 4 July 2024
Winchester School of Art

For more information regarding this event, please email Professor David Gurnham at .

Event details

An event organised by by Professor David Gurnham (Centre for Justice Studies) and Dr Ekaterina Yahyaoui (Galway University School of Law).

Marking the 100th anniversary of Kafka’s death (1924) and in preparation for the 100th anniversary of first publication of his most celebrated work, The Trial (1925), this workshop discusses Kafka’s impact on contemporary ideas about power, the state and the individual; legal procedure and administration; guilt, shame and alienation in the legal and justice system; the role and behaviour of lawyers.


  • Jeanne Gaakeer (Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam)
  • Lukas van den Berge (Utrecht University School of Law)
  • Mary Liston (School of Law, University of British Columbia)
  • Lindsay O'Connor Stern (Harvard University)
  • Ben Goh (Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore)

More details (including full programme) to follow.

This event is open to all interested colleagues, but please email Professor David Gurnham to reserve a space.

Funded by Southampton Law School and Taylor & Francis (Law and Humanities journal), lunch and refreshments provided.

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