The presentation addresses the relationship between international
law and literature using the work of Kafka
and its analysis by Deleuze and Guattari
In doing so it also discusses the interplay of methodological approaches in
both areas and will argue that international law informed by literary theory
can uncover new potentials for a radical rethinking of many traditional notions
of public international law.
 Kafka’s The Castle and Before the Law are the two main reference
points. However, other works of Kafka are also used to the extent to which
they provide better examples and illustrations.
 Gilles Deleuze and Félixe Guattari, Kafka: pour une
litérature mineure, Les éditions
de minuit, 1975. Translated into English as Kafka:
Towards a Minor Literature, Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press,