Publications

 

Books:


 

- Ed. (with an introduction), 

Copyrighting Creativity: Creative Values, Cultural Heritage Institutions and Systems of Intellectual Property (Ashgate Publishing, 2015 - forthcoming)
- Legally Speaking: Contemporary American Culture and the Law (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1999)
- ed. with an introduction, Folkways and Law Ways: Law in American Studies (Odense: Odense University Press, 2001)
- Fra Pax Americana til Lex Americana? En diskussion af dansk retliggørelse som en påvirkning fra USA [From Pax Americana to Lex Americana? A Discussion of Danish legalization as an influence from the United States] (Århus: Magtudredningen, 2002)
- with Carl Pedersen, USA i det 21. århundrede [The United States in the 21st Century] – (Copenhagen: Forlaget Columbus, 2005)
- ed. with an introduction,'Coming to a Theatre Near You' - det moderne USA set gennem film ['Coming to a Theatre Near You ': Modern America Seen Through Films] – (Odense: University of Southern Denmark Press, 2005)

- ed. with an introduction, Copyright and Other Fairy Tales: Hans Christian Andersen and the Commodification of Creativity (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2006)

- ed. together with Karen Margrethe Simonsen and Henrik Skov Nielsen, Lov og litteratur - en antologi [Law and Literature: An anthology] – (Aarhus: Aarhus Universitetsforlag, 2006)
- From Civil to Human Rights: Dialogues on Law and Humanities in the United States and Europe (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2009)

- ed. with an introduction, Civil Religion, Human Rights and International Relations: Connecting People Across Cultures and Traditions (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Pub, 2012)

- ed. together with Thomas Elholm, Dialogues on Justice: European Perspectives on Law and Humanities (Berlin & Boston: De Gruyter, 2012)

 

 

 

Articles:

 

- “The Search for Identity - An Analysis of Henry James, ‘The Aspern Papers’ and Carlos Fuentes, Aura,” American Studies in Scandinavia, Vol. 20, 1988

- “Arven fra Henry James,” Passage, 6, 1989
- “Amerikansk(e) kultur(er) -singularis eller pluralis?,” Kritik, 88,1989
- “The Search for Redemptive Form: Henry James’ Use of First-Person Narration,” Studies in Modern Fiction, Publications of the Department of English, University of Copenhagen, vol. 18, ed. by Eric Jacobsen et al., Copenhagen University Press, 1990
 - “The ‘Question of Europe’: Henry James and the Debate Concerning American Culture in the Early Twentieth Century,” in David E. Nye and Carl Pedersen (eds.), Consumption and American Culture. Amsterdam: Free University Press, 1990
- “I’ll See You in Court,” Kritik, 96, 1991
- “In the Age of Lawspeak: Danish Fears of Legalization,” in Rob Kroes (ed.), Within the US Orbit: Small National Cultures Vis-a-vis the United States. Amsterdam: Free University Press, 1991
- “In the Age of Lawspeak: Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities and American Litigiousness,” Journal of American Studies, 25 (1991), 1
- “Doing What Comes Naturally?: Fish, Posner, and the Law and Literature Enterprise,” American Quarterly, Vol. 44 (1992), No.3
- “The Black Experience and the Law - Promising Alchemical Reaction or Trap?,” OASIS, Odense University Working Papers, No.7, 1993
- “Law As Soap Opera and Game Show -The Case of ‘The People's Court,’” Journal of Popular Culture, Summer 1994, No.1
- “’A Truth Real Life Can’t Deliver’ -Scott Turow and the Question of Law and Morality,” in American Images, USIS, 1995
- “Of Control, Absolutes, and Handmaids: The Late Twentieth Century Abortion Debate,” Pre-Publications of the English Department, Odense University, 1995
- ”JURA -1990'ernes ideologi?,” Juristen, February 1997
- “Anxieties of Manhood and the Politics of Cultural Identity: An Analysis of William Gaddis’s A Frolic of His Own", The Dolphin, Vol. 28 (1998)
- “’Embedding Rights Within Relationships’: Gender, Law and Sara Paretsky,” American Studies, Vol. 39 (Fall 1998), No.3
- “Jura som vor tids religion,” Lov & Ret, Vol. 8 (December 1998), No.6
- “Folkways and Lawways: Law in American Studies,” OASIS, Odense University Working Papers no. 40, 1999
- ”Hvad får jeg ud af det? Om tendenser til retliggørelse i dagens Danmark,” Kritisk forum for praktisk teologi, Vol. 80, June 2000
- “Rights Talk: The Case of the United States,” in Kirsten Hastrup (ed.), Legal Cultures and Human Rights: The Challenge of Diversity. The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2001
- ”Camelots endeligt. Da Kennedy myten døde,” Den jyske Historiker, Julenummer 2001
- “’They Came to Lawyers, You Know, What Can You Do?’: American Exceptionalism and Judicial Activism,” in Dale Carter (ed.), Marks of Distinction: American Exceptionalism Revisited. Arhus: Arhus University Press, 2001
- “Arts, Popular Culture, and Law,” entry in The Oxford Companion to American Law. N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2001, 39-43
- “Vi ses i retten! Om rettigheder, retlige diskurser og amerikanisering,” in Kirsten Hastrup (ed.), Videnskab og Værdier. Den humanistiske udfordring, Historisk Filosofiske Medde1elser 85, Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab. København: Munksgaard, 2002
- “What America's Future May Hold: On Critical Race Theory and Richard Delgado’s Apocalyptic Tales of America After Affirmative Action and Welfare,” in Brook Thomas (ed.), REAL: Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature, Vol. 18. Tiibingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 2002
- “Danmark i verden: Inspirationen fra USA,” in Klaus Petersen (ed.), 13 fortællinger om velfærdsstatens historie. Odense: University of Southern Denmark Press, 2003
- “The Political Is Personal: The Death Penalty in American Culture,” in Knud Krakau and Franz Streng (eds.), American and German Legal Cultures: Contrast, Conflict, Convergence. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2003
- “From Democracy Without to Democracy With Constitutionalism: How Constitutionalism, American Style, Is Coming Our Way,” The Jean Monnet Center, University of Aarhus Newsletter, No. 16, December 2003
- “’Rights Talk’ in Europe: The Influence of Rights Talk, American Style, on Danish Democracy and Welfare,” American Studies in Scandinavia, 35: 2 (2003), 41-53
- “Kriminalitet som underholdning - tendenser og påvirkninger fra USA,” (Crime As Entertainment: Tendencies and Influences From the United States), Retfærd, nr. 104, 2004, 46-54
- “Den konstitutionelle vending i Danmark og Europa og dens amerikanske rødder,” (The Constitutional Turn in Denmark and Europe and Its American Roots), Politica, nr. 1, 2004, 10-22
- “Hvorfor vil amerikanerne ikke ‘lege med’? -den transatlantiske debat på menneskerettighedsområdet” (Why Won't Americans Join in: The Transatlantic Dialogue With Special Emphasis on Human Rights), in Henning Nielsen, Jesper Gronenberg and Tomas Bech Madsen (eds.), Verden i forandring VII. Temaartikler om USA i et valgår. Odense: University of Southern Denmark Press, 2004, 15-42

- “From Pax Americana to Lex Americana: American Legal and Cultural Hegemony,” in Fiona Macmillan (ed.), New Directions in Copyright Law, Vol. I (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2005), 91-107

- “’Rights Talk’ for/i fremtiden – om behovet for at nå ud over det postmoderne og det multikulturelle”, in: B. Diestelkamp, H.-H. Vogel, N. Jörn, P. Nilsén, C. Häthen (eds.): Liber Amicorum Kjell Å Modéer (Lund 2007)

- “The Right to Consume: The Ultimate Human Right?,” in Rikke Frank Jørgensen & Klaus Slavensky (eds.) Implementing human rights: Essays in honour of Morten Kjærum. (Copenhagen: The Danish Institute for Human Rights, 2007)

- “On European Narratives of Human Rights and Their Possible Implications for Copyright,” in Fiona Macmillan (ed.), New Directions in Copyright Law, Vol. XI (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2007)

- “A review of A Critical Introduction to Law and Literature by Kieran Dolin (Cambridge University Press, 2007),” in Law and Humanities, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Summer 2008, 131-37

- “Europe as Contested Terrain: On European Narratives of Human Rights,” in Karen-Margrethe Simonsen & Ditlev Tamm (eds.), Law and Literature: Interdisciplinary Methods of Reading (Copenhagen: DJØF Publishing, 2010), 79-95
- “Human Rights and European Identity Since World War Two: ‘Vergangenheitsbewältigung‘ through Law,” in PÓLEMOS 2/2010, 67-83

- "Human Rights and European Identity since World War II: Vergangenheitsbewältigung through Law," in Menno Spiering & Michael Wintle (eds.), European Identity and the Second World War (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), 21-36.

- "Sikke en redelighed! Danske universitetsansattes nye formidlingspligt, videnskabelig redelighed og adgang til viden som en kulturel menneskerettighed" (What a mess! Danish academics' new duty to popularize, scientific honesty and the right to knowledge as a cultural human right) in Morten Rosenmeier & Stina Teilmann-Lock (eds.), Ophavsretten i krise. (Copenhagen: Jurist-og Økonomforbundets Forlag, 2011), 71-87.
- Together with Mia Rendix, "The Enlightenment Revisited: Digitization and the Right to Read" in Paul Gévaudan, Hiltraud Lautenbach, Peter Schneck, and Dietrich Scholler (eds.), PhiN. Philologie im Netz, 62/2012, 21-37.

- “From ‘Law and Literature’ to ‘Law and Humanities’: Transatlantic Dialogues on Film – the Case of Lars von Trier,” in Simonsen, Karen-Margrethe (ed.), Law and Justice in Literature, Film and Theater: Nordic Perspectives (Berlin & Boston: De Gruyter, 2013), 149-66

- “Digital Humanities: On Finding the Proper Balance between Qualitative and Quantitative Ways of Doing Research in the Humanities,” Digital Humanities Quarterly 7.2/2013 – forthcoming
- With Mia Rendix, “Digital Humanities – humanioras fremtid?” [Digital Humanities: The Future of the Humanities?], K&K. Kultur og Klasse 116/2013 – forthcoming
- “The ‘Two Cultures,’ Digital Humanities and Copyright,” Polémos 1/2014 – forthcoming
- “H3) Chapter 48: Property Rights,” in Mark Gibney & Anja Mihr (eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights, 2014 – forthcoming



 

 

Popularizing Activities:


- Excerpt from Legally Speaking used as ‘Starter’ on The American Bar Association’s Website, ‘Dialogue on Freedom, American Identities and Constitutional Values’: www.abanet.org/dialogue/topicslidentities4.html.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

                        

Helle Porsdam

 

Professor of American Studies, University of Copenhagen.

 

 

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