Investigation of defining debates on European culture and the fiction which shapes them. In collaboration with Nasher Museum. Focus on literature and the visual arts of France, Italy, Portugal, Spain. Comparative analysis of key issues, including arts of migration, multilingualism, cultural and political relations within and without Europe, development of financial systems. Major authors: Marco Polo, Khatibi, Montaigne, Montesquieu, Balzac, Calvino, Némirovsky, Semprún, Saramago. Research in museum collections on major pieces.