Dr Simone Glanert secures Brown Foundation Residency Fellowship

Kent Senior Lecturer Dr Simone Glanert has secured a Brown Foundation Residency Fellowship for one month at the Dora Maar House in Menerbes in the South of France.

The residency is designed for mid-career professionals in the arts and the humanities and is directed by the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas. Dr Glanert will use the time to undertake final editorial work on papers that were presented at a two-day interdisciplinary workshop held in Oxford last June. The workshop ‘Law’s Hermeneutics: Other Investigations ‘ was jointly organized by the Maison Francaise d’Oxford and the Kent Centre for European and Comparative Law.

Hermeneutics, the art of interpreting texts, is used as a technique in critical legal studies. The aim of the workshop was to gather leading academics from different scholarly and cultural horizons with a view to revisiting legal hermeneutics by making particular reference to philosophy, linguistics and translation studies. Contributors included Professor Jean Grondin (Université de Montréal) and Professor Ralf Poscher (University of Freiburg). The writings of intellectuals such as Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Paul Ricoeur and Ludwig Wittgenstein were amongst those considered during a series of panel presentations.

The collected papers will be released by Routledge towards the end of this year.

Dr Glanert is Director of the English and French Law Programme at Kent Law School. She teaches in the fields of French law, comparative law and legal interpretation and acts as visiting professor at various European universities. She also regularly lectures in the US and Canada. Her research focuses on theoretical issues arising from the comparison of laws in the context of globalization and Europeanization.

Dr Glanert is currently working on a book project provisionally entitled Gadamer and Foreign Law. Amongst Dr Glanert’s most recent publications are two edited books, published by Routledge, Comparative Law: Engaging Translation and Special Issue on “Law in Translation”. She is a member of the Executive Editorial Board of the American Journal of Comparative Law and is President of the International Scientific Committee, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Alpes, Grenoble, France.