Harald Hendrix

In February 2009, the University of Utrecht welcomed Claudio Magris as its first writer-in-residence, in a new and ambitious programme launched in order to bring the Utrecht academic community in close contact with some of the world’s finest and most accomplished poets and writers. While at Utrecht University, Claudio Magris delivered the first Romano Guarnieri Lecture in Italian Studies on ‘Before the Law. Literature and Justice’ and engaged in a public debate on Europe with the Dutch minister of European Affairs, Frans Timmermans. This volume of Italianistica Ultraiectina gives the written versions of both the debate and the academic lecture (in English, Italian and Dutch).