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  • Title: Kafka Society of America
    Descriptive info: .. The Kafka Society of America is the only society exclusively devoted to scholarly exchange in the field of international Kafka studies.. Meetings of the Kafka Society of America are held in conjunction with the Convention of the Modern Language Association of America in January.. Franz Kafka is considered to be one of the most important and influential writers of the 20th century.. His work, most of which was published  ...   academic, literary and popular arenas.. The.. Journal of the Kafka Society of America.. , published since 1977, presents papers given at the annual meetings, other articles, essays, bibliographies and materials of interest.. Membership.. in the society is open to anyone interested in Kafka and Kafka studies.. You are visitor number:.. Thank you for visiting our site.. Please visit us again soon.. Copyright 2014 Kafka Society of America.. Updated: 17 December 2013..

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  • Title: Programs arranged by the Kafka Society of America
    Descriptive info: Sketch of Franz Kafka by artist.. Friedrich Feigl.. Editorial Suggestions.. for Contributors.. Modern Language Association Convention 2014.. Preview of the Kafka Society Roundtable Discussion.. Saturday, January 11, 2014 5:15 6:30 pm, Sheraton 1, Sheraton Chicago Chicago, IL.. Presider: Maria Luise Caputo-Mayr.. Respondent: Dagmar C.. G.. Lorenz.. Special Session #636:.. Kafka s Experiments with Alternative Realities.. Connecting with the preceding Roundtable on Kafka s influence on Post-Holocaust Literature and Film (MLA Boston 2013), the 2014 Roundtable further explores his works as historical documents pointing to contemporary issues and offering daring new visions at the intersection of the human-animal and human-object world, and other transient moments, experiments with alternative realities.. While Kafka s work does not portray his real life circumstances and his times in a realistic way, his lucid, terse prose with its realistic details is replete with allusions to them.. These often find expression in his imaginary creatures , crossing the borderline between the human and the animal realm (horses, mice, dogs), and, similarly objects (the spinning top Odradek, the jumping celluloid balls) as characters that speak quite realistically and point to unexpected alternate existences.. Such experiments comprise also alienating sites (the imaginary America, an unnamed castle, the imaginary Russia, the island of the Penal Colony ).. These presentations attest to the author s wide-ranging intellectual interest and insights, his ability to incorporate many areas of knowledge, factual or utopian and to present them in unique artistic forms.. Sandra Fluhrer (Ludwig Maximilian University, München).. Economy s Comical Other Kafka s World of Remnants / Kafkas komische Restwelten.. focuses on the origin and ontological status of peculiar creatures such as the horses in Ein Landarzt , the jumping balls in Blumfeld , Odradek in Die Sorge des Hausvaters to demonstrate how these are connected to Kafka s procedure of testing language, namely, approaching the inexplicable through minute description.. She applies Freud s economic concept of the comic proposing that Kafka posits an alternative to the rational, purpose-directed economy of his time.. Suspending the economy of cause and effect, according to Fluhrer, reveals the origin of the obscure.. Lynn Marie Kutch (Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA).. Exploring Comic Worlds.. refers to Kafka s wish in a letter to Kurt Wolff (1915) to omit any drawing of Gregor s insect shape on the cover of his book.. Based on a 2011 article by Peter Beicken, Kutch draws two possible conclusions: That either Kafka s text s verbal immediacy needed no graphic presentation and/or that his very language made the transmedial approach of Eric Corbeyran s illustrated text adaptation possible.. The latter, a new comic leading into a Kafkaesque alternative reality makes the reader return to the original text.. Matthew Lau (Queensborough Community College CUNY).. Unheard Melodies and Varieties of Utopia in Several Kafka Texts.. : A comparative analysis of the role of music in The Metamorphosis , The Silence of the Sirens and Josephine the Singer , drawing on ideas by Charles Rosen, Walter Benjamin, and Judith Butler for the argument that Gregor s sister Grete s mediocre violin playing and, in a different way, the silent sirens, point to a fleeting fragile utopia, whereas Josephine s piping creates an image of communal solidarity.. Tone-deaf Kafka s fascination with the idea of music (rather than its execution) showed an affinity with modernist musical techniques, notably, the Sprechgesang and utopian unheard melodies.. Imke Meyer (University of Illinois at Chicago).. Other Subjects: Kafka s Bericht für eine Akademie.. investigates the ape s report as one of the most incisive critiques of Enlightenment models of education and subject formation in Kafka s work and in his era.. Rotpeter s enforced journey to Europe becomes a perverted Bildungsreise.. Rotpeter s transformation into an educated creature produces the vexed image of the emancipatory promise at best.. The dilemma of Kafka s misguided creature fundamentally questions the Humanist educational agenda and the dilemma it creates by trying to lift all creatures out of a state of Unmündigkeit.. Lara Pehar (University of Toronto).. Drawing on Lacan, Bernheimer and E.. Boa points to serious incongruities in Kafka s Castle regarding narrative unity, defying completeness in his final novel.. The incongruities suggest alternative narrative realities exposed by a protagonist who inverts difference and sameness in perception; she emphasizes that despite corrections from the locals, K.. s vision prevails.. He collects Schlossgeschichten told to him, takes control of these texts, and does not survey the castle s physical land, but its narrative landscapes.. The novel could be read as the product of Kafka s experimentation with alternative narrative forms, a carefully crafted hypertext without beginning and ending, proliferating into different directions.. K.. is integral to the text and at the same time its creator.. Sanders Creasy (University of California, Berkeley) [Substitute].. Litera Mortua.. Unreal Corpus.. will focus on Kafka s Das Urteil , and its relation to his journals in which Kafka wrote the story.. It will address a formal gesture, in which a process of literalization or embodiment denatures the reality or consistency of the diegetic world.. In turn, Kafka s journals show him redoubling this gesture in relation to the story as a part of his quotidian world.. Substitute Speakers.. Andrea Dahlmann-Resing (The University of British Columbia).. At Arm s Length, by a Hair s Breadth: Evolutionary Imagery in Der Verschollene and Georg Kaiser s Die Koralle.. Linking both works with evolutionary discourse, as debated in early 20th Century Prague: With examples like chase scenes and their abrupt and continuous elements of locomotion, evolutionary principles of saltation and gradation become evident.. Differences in footing are further negotiated in both pieces use of visuals: from seemingly sessile statues that turn into a charade of pedestals and props, to corals that exemplify their own way of cloning and fail to assign identity and place.. Phillip Lundberg.. Dieseits Jenseits: The Divine and Worldly realms An Analysis of the Parable Before the Law.. : Josef K.. s self-delusions, resolving the supposed contradictions in the parable, the priest s presentation of a range of opinions.. Coming to terms with the Naïveté and Arrogance of the Guardian as well as the childish fantasies as regards the Interior Realm its appearance and meaning.. Modern man s befuddlement and retreat before the spiritual realm is foreordained by Kafka in Josef K.. s haste to leave the Cathedral.. Message to all Members of the Kafka Society of America.. While the Society wishes you all Happy Festivities and thanks for joining us in our efforts, we ask you the favor of checking your dues payments for.. 2012 2014.. and kindly remit them.. We are also sending you our Amended Constitution, December 2013 and ask you to vote on it.. Modern Language Association 2013 KSA Program.. Preview of the Kafka Society Roundtable Presentations.. Boston, MA; January 2013.. The Roundtable discussion deals with recent writers, filmmakers, and visual artists.. The Kafka factor in film and in the visual arts is an important aspect since Kafka has inspired noted filmmakers including O.. Welles, S.. Soderbergh, and M.. Haneke.. Kafka s enduring importance is also evident from the production of second- and third-generation post-Shoah writers and filmmakers.. Clearly, his particular approach to reality informs postmodern art and animation.. The connecting thread between the first four contributions is the question how to respond to brutality, terror, and alienation.. The visual arts component brings a new dimension to the depiction of the invariably sinister situations that extend to contemporary political conditions.. The observations on Welles present an approach for a new political Kafka interpretation.. L.. Johnson.. Resistance after Josef K.. proceeds from J.. M.. Coetzee s references to Kafka s The Trial in his novel.. The Life and Times of Michael K.. , and attempts a bio-political interpretation that avoids a merely historical or existential reading.. Johnson expects the inclusion of a post-Holocaust perspective to reveal hitherto unrecognized forms of passive resistance, even under conditions of abjection.. L.. Wolff.. Inhumane Bureaucracy and Inexplicable Guilt: Echoes of Kafka in H.. Adler s Literary and Scholarly Works.. discusses the transition in Adler s oeuvre from Holocaust documentation (on Theresienstadt and Auschwitz) to fiction, notably the modernist episodic novel Panorama (1948, publ.. 1968; transl.. 2010).. In conjunction with an exploration of the term post-Holocaust literature, Wolff identifies Kafkaesque elements and strategies as well as connections to Kafka s life and suggests that the fate of the protagonist, Joseph Kramer (J.. !), who is subjected to forces alleging his guilt, continues to be highly relevant today.. She raises the question of the prophetic quality of Kafka s work with regard to the bureaucratization and dehumanization under Nazism and beyond.. Modlinger.. The theme of an inhumane bureaucracy is widened by M.. Modlinger s exploration of links between Kafka s and Adler s works, and their influence on W.. Sebald s Austerlitz ( The Kafkaesque in H.. Adler s and W.. Sebald s Literary Historiography ).. Modlinger suggests that the imprisonment in Theresienstadt by an absurd and deadly system mirrors the situation in Kafka s The Castle in reverse.. Sebald s novel adopts configurations developed by both writers in this quest for identity and recognition /and/ for history and memory.. Theresienstadt (near Prague) is the historic manifestation of Kafka s castle with Adler and Sebald acting as surveyors of the borderland between witnessing, memory and poetics.. P.. H.. Kucher.. Kucher points out a reversal of sorts also occuring in the best-selling novel of Holocaust survivor E.. Hilsenrath, Der Nazi und der Friseur (1971).. The theme of an alienating brutal power is manifest in the absurd story of an SS-man with the appearance of the stereotypical Jew of Nazi racial science, Schulz, who can adopt the identity of his Jewish childhood friend he murdered.. Because of his familiarity with Jewish culture and Holocaust history, Schulz joins the Zionist partisans and becomes an Israeli citizen.. The provocative plot is informed by the concept of a fluid identity (as a role play), reminiscent of Kafka.. Past monstrosity is displayed with a highly irritating running commentary, employing the technique of subversive speaking against moralistic post-Holocaust language.. Concluding the presentations are two contributions from visual art/film:.. S.. Jacobowitz.. Jacobowitz presents new aspects of the Kafka factor in five award-winning graphic works that engage with Kafka s works and transcend disciplinary boundaries.. Two of them are films.. They explore themes such as Kafka s criticism of family and society, alienation, persecution, and the grotesque struggle with bureaucracy.. Shaun Tan s The Arrival (2006) features frightening and wondrous visuals without text.. A.. Bechdel s Fun Home.. A Family Tragicomic (2006) revolves around a dysfunctional family; G.. Yang s American Born Chinese (2006) thematizes fitting in and dual identity, M.. Satrapi s Persepolis (film 2007) illustrates an exiled Iranian girl s experiences in Vienna and Paris; A.. Folman s Waltz with Bashir (film 2008 and book 2009), explores personal experiences of the Holocaust generation and the filmmaker s involvement in the Palestinian conflict.. I.. Lewit.. Welles s Dekaf: De-Kafkaing as a post-Holocaust reaction in Orson Welles s The Trial.. discusses Welles s film version of The Trial.. Lewit suggests that the Holocaust functions in the film as part of the strategy Welles incorporates in order to shift The Trial from a metaphysical notion of absence into a political notion of oppression.. This shift motivates Welles s departure from Kafka s text, and, by adding Holocaust remarks, reveals according to Lewit the filmmaker s critique of the Kafkaesque and notions of political conspiracy.. Substitute:.. U.. Katawal.. ,.. Personal and National Allegories in Salman Rushdie s.. Luka and the Fire of Life.. (SUNY Binghamton).. using Kafkaesque metamorphoses to read Rushdie s novel.. Introductory Commentary:.. The Kafka Factor in Post-Holocaust Literature and Film.. Dagmar C.. Lorenz, (Presider and Respondent of the Boston 2013 Kafka Roundtable).. University of Illinois at Chicago.. At the special 2013 session organized by the Kafka Society of America in Boston, the topic under discussion was the Kafka Factor in Post-Holocaust Literature and Film.. The MLA Kafka Roundtable Kafka and the Holocaust in Seattle in 2012 had brought to light connections between Kafka s view of reality, processes leading up to National Socialism and the Holocaust in  ...   book shows Hermann Gebirtig, a Holocaust survivor and Viennese Jew returning from New York to Vienna, where he is to testify in a trial against Egger, a cruel guard of the KZ Ebensee.. Gebirtig encounters numerous obstacles in Vienna and with the Austrian justice system, which works against him, in part reminiscent of Kafka s Trial.. There is a deep sense of distrust and paranoia as a result of the trauma of genocide, both on the part of the second generation of Holocaust survivors and non-Jewish Austrians.. Eva Revesz.. Kafka s Jewish Self-Hatred.. My paper deals with the intersection of two varying though related strands of Kafka scholarship: first, Kafka s own self-image as a Jew, specifically as a self-hating Jew, and second, his status as a prophet of the Holocaust.. An inquiry into the reasons why Kafka s reputation as a Holocaust prophet has all but dissolved fuels my paper.. Why, I ask, has Kafka s one-time status as a visionary of the Holocaust been repressed from more current scholarship? And why has this reading of Kafka been displaced by his supposed Jewish self-hatred in more recent criticism?.. Saskia Ziolkowski.. From Kafka to Primo Levi: Jewish Kafka in Italy.. Using Primo Levi s comments on his translation process of.. as a starting point, this paper investigates Kafka s role as Jewish author in Italy.. Levi commented on the similarities between the world depicted by Kafka and his own experiences as one reason why the editors linked him and the German-language author: this paper explores how Kafka influenced other authors who considered him an emblematic Jewish author before and after the Shoah (Natalia Ginzburg, for instance, cites Kafka as the only Jewish bourgeois author she knew of growing up), as well as offering a treatment of one aspect of the under-examined relations between Kafka and the Italian literary landscape.. Modern Language Association 2011.. Top picture: Audience and panelists at.. 2011; Second row: Picture to the left: Panelists Janko Ferk, Chris Kone, Valerie Reed and Keith Leslie Johnston; Picture in the middle: Austrian guest speaker Janko Ferk and Maria Luise Caputo-Mayr, Director of the Kafka Society.. (photos by Sandra Agnoli).. Los Angeles, CA; January 2011.. Sunday, 09 January 2011.. 8:30 9:45 am, 301B, LA Convention Center.. Interpreting Lives in Kafka s Short Stories.. Peter Beicken.. , University of Maryland, College Park.. Janko Ferk.. , Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt*.. Keith Leslie Johnson.. , Augusta State University.. Christophe Koné.. , Rutgers University, New Brunswick.. Valerie Reed.. , University of Nevada, Reno.. Kafka s works at one level present and represent narrated lives at a crucial cultural and historical crossroads of Western civilization a hundred years ago.. Eschewing realistic hard data, his works capture essential problems of his (and our) time, perceiving it as harboring evil.. Selected prose pieces ( The Metamorphosis, The Judgement, Jackals and Arabs, Report to an Academy, The Burrow and The New Advocate/Dr.. Bucephalus ) show how these mini-biographies and mini-autobiographies illuminate general life circumstances, exploring recent theory and adding a somewhat new perspective to the larger issue of narrating lives.. Kafka s recently published life documents (his office prose) and Stach s new biography add background to these approaches, connecting his work and the fictional lives he created.. New legal connections will be illustrated by Janko Ferk s research.. * Janko Ferk s appearance was sponsored by the City of Klagenfurt, Austria.. Modern Language Association 2009.. Philadelphia, PA; December 2009.. Tuesday, 29 December 2009.. 3:30 4:45 pm, Loews Philadelphia.. Kafka Anew: Life, Work, Translations.. Program arranged by the Kafka Society of America.. Presiding: Marie Luise Caputo-Mayr, Temple University.. Matthew Powell.. Walsh University.. Searching Kafka s Diaries for the Untold Story.. Marjorie Edna Rhine.. University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.. Kafka s Epistolary Project: Translating Libidinal Energies in.. Letters to Felice.. Bridgewater, NJ.. Essential Kafka : Translating What s Written In Between the Lines.. Catriona MacLeod.. University of Pennsylvania.. Kafka s.. : Lost (and Found) in Translation.. Wednesday, 30 December 2009.. 1:45 3:00 pm, Loews Philadelphia.. Kafka Anew: Multiple Perspectives.. Presiding: Mark Harman, Elizabethtown College.. Pamela S.. Saur.. Lamar University.. Conversational Interactions in Kafka and Pinter:.. A Linguistic Analysis.. Shambhavi Prakash.. Rutgers University.. Sonorous Intrusions: Translation of Sound in Kafka s.. Der Process.. Agnes Malinowska.. University of Chicago.. The Cloudy Spot at the Center of the Father s Concern: Kafka and Benjamin on Legal Violence and Narrative Postponement.. Hugo Rios.. Embracing Failure: Kafka on Film.. Modern Language Association 2008.. San Francisco, CA; December 2008.. Saturday, 27 December 2008.. 3:30 4:45 pm, San Francisco Marriott, Foothill E.. Kafka, the Premier Practitioner of Labor Law in Central Europe.. Presiding: Michael Levine, Rutgers University.. Ayad Rahmani.. Washington State.. University.. In the Belly of the Ship: A Demonstration of Machine Power.. and Labor Relations.. Paul North.. New York University.. Everything Succumbs to Building.. Megan M.. Ewing.. Princeton University.. From Burrow to Bureau: Ego Defense in Kafka s Der Bau.. Respondent:.. Iris Bruce.. , McMaster University.. Sunday, 28 December 2008.. 12:00 noon 1:15 pm, San Francisco Marriott, Pacific Suite A.. Kafka, Brecht and Labor.. Presiding: Marie Luise Caputo-Mayr, Kafka Society of America.. Olaf Berwald.. University of North Dakota.. Marsyas Skin Grafts: Brecht/Kafka Palimpsests in Volker Braun s Poetics of Survival.. Jens Klenner.. Denken als Dienstleistung: Von Kopflangern und Handlangern in Brecht und Kafka.. Nicola Behrmann.. Food Comes First: Labor and Poverty in Kafka and Brecht.. Judith Ryan.. , Harvard University.. Kafka Society of America Prize for Emerging Scholars.. ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF THE KAFKA SOCIETY OF AMERICA.. PRIZE FOR THE BEST ESSAY BY AN EMERGING SCHOLAR.. Among the many valuable scholarly submissions for the best essay prize, the Committee selected two outstanding essays and split the prize money of USD $2,000.. 00 between the two authors:.. Keith Leslie Johnson, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.. Kafka: Toward an Ethic of the Creaturely.. Sorin Radu Cucu, SUNY, Buffalo, NY.. The Fantasy of the Invisible Master or the Unnamable in Kafka s.. The prize was sponsored by Franz Muster, Panoramic Windows and Doors, with the assistance of Dr.. Brigitta Blaha, Austrian Consul General in New York City and members of the Executive Committee of the Kafka Society of America*.. The winning essay was selected by a panel of experts.. *Kafka Executive Committee Sponsors: Stanley Corngold, Rolf J.. Goebel, Clayton Koelb, Elizabeth Rajeck, Judith Ryan, Henry S.. Sussman, Ruth V.. Gross.. Kafka Society Members and Other Private Sponsors: Jennifer Geddes, Michael G.. Levine, Breon Mitchell, Mark Harman, John Pizer, John Zilcosky, Marjorie Rhine.. We congratulate the winners and wish them a successful further career and thank again the sponsors of this prize.. Note to the authors of the other prize submissions: You will be shortly contacted by the prize committee chair with further information.. Modern Language Association 2007.. Chicago, IL; 27 30 December 2007.. Thursday, 27 December 2007.. 3:20 4:45 pm, Parlor C, Sheraton Chicago Hotels and Towers.. KAFKA NOW: Kafka and Popular Culture.. Presiding: Judith Ryan, Harvard University.. Randy Laist.. University of Connecticut.. Kafka 2.. 0: YouTube Metamorphoses.. Marie Luise Caputo-Mayr.. Temple University.. Their Take on Kafka Now: Recent Kafka Adaptations.. on the New York Stage.. Henry S.. Sussman.. SUNY Buffalo.. Extraterrestrial Kafka.. Friday, 28 December 2007.. 12 noon 1:15 pm, Parlor C, Sheraton Chicago Hotels and Towers.. KAFKA NOW: Kafka and Recent Literature.. Presiding: Marie Luise Caputo-Mayr.. , Temple University.. Jae Hee Chang.. UCLA.. Kafka on the Shore.. and in Contemporary Japanese Literature.. Elisa Martínez Salazar.. Universidad de Zaragoza.. Kafka in Spain at the Beginning of the 21st Century.. Mark Harman.. Elizabethtown College.. Der Verschollene.. /.. The Missing Person.. Now:.. Revisiting Kafka s First Novel.. Mark Zisselsberger.. SUNY Binghamton.. The Afterlife of Literature: W.. Sebald and.. Hunter Gracchus.. Substitutes:.. Denise Huber.. A Contrastive Study of Kafka and Pamuk.. Daniel Medin.. , Stanford University.. Poetic Belatedness in J.. Coetzee s.. At the Gate.. Betiel Wasihun.. , Yale University.. Franz Kafka s.. America.. or.. and Haruki Murakami s.. Roman Halfmann.. , University of Xiangtang, Hunan, China.. Kafka s influence on the Far-Eastern Culture:.. The Riddles as Part of the Solution.. : Haruki Murakami and Franz Kafka.. Modern Language Association 2006.. Philadelphia, PA; December 2006.. Thursday, 28 December.. 3:30 4:45 pm, 203-A Convention Center.. Kafka and His Factories: Industrial Kafka I: The Real Thing.. Benno Wagner.. Universität Siegen.. Paris, 9-11-1911: Kafka's Poetics of Accident.. Patrick Fortmann.. Tulane University.. By Accident: Risks and Dangers of Kafka's Automobiles.. Kata Gellen.. Princeton University.. The Mass-Produced Word: Kafka's Newspapers.. Back-up candidates:.. Tim Attanucci.. , Princeton University.. Auto-Omnibus: Kafka s Machine Traffic.. Barry Murnane.. , Freiburg/Breisgau.. Kafka's Dead Letter Offices: Bureaucracy, Technology and Magical Thinking.. Saturday, 30 December.. 1:45 3:00 pm.. Regency Ballroom C1, Loews.. Kafka and His Factories: Industrial Kafka II: Factories and Systems of the Mind.. Presiding: Henry S.. Sussman, SUNY Buffalo.. University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.. Manufacturing Discontent: Mapping Traces of Industrial Space in Kafka's Haptic Narrative.. Sorin Radu Cucu.. SUNY Buffalo.. Modern Times: Kafka and the Mechanical Imagination.. Martina Lüke.. The Human Machine/The Human as Machine in the Death Factory: Technology as Mirror of Modernity in Kafka's In Penal Colony.. Rolf J.. Goebel.. University of Alabama, Huntsville.. Industrial Work as Urban Phantasmagoria: A Note on Benjamin.. and Kafka.. Allen Shelton.. , Buffalo State College.. Capital of the Wide Green Swamps.. Lawrence Nannery.. , Saint Francis College, Brooklyn.. Kafka and His Factories.. Modern Language Association 2005.. Washington, D.. C.. ; 29 30 December 2005.. Thursday, 29 December.. 1:45 3:00 pm, Georgetown East, Washington Hilton.. Kafka and the Body Politic I: Contemporary Discourses.. Presiding: Marie Luise Caputo-Mayr, Kafka Society of America.. Patrick Forman.. Harvard University.. Aus mir geschnittenes Fleisch: The Body Politics of.. Kafka Literature.. Scripps College.. The Human Beast: Kafka s Concentrationary Universe.. David Suchoff.. Colby College.. Kafka s Jewish Politics: Zionism, Goethe and the Hidden.. Openness of Tradition.. Arnd Wedemayer.. Diesseitswunder: Franz Kafka as Political Saint.. Judith L.. Ryan.. Friday, 30 December.. 12:00 noon 1:15 pm, Conservatory, Washington Hilton.. Presiding: Henry Sussman, State University of New York, Buffalo.. Esther Kirsten Bauer.. University of Wisconsin,.. Stephen's Point.. Lost Between Power and Desire: Franz Kafka s Der Verschollene.. University of Tennessee, Knoxville.. Polis, Solitude, and Solidarity: Soundings of Kafka in Weiss.. and Canetti.. Lucian Ghita.. Yale University.. Topographical Assemblages and Reconfigurations: The Politics of Space in Kafka s The Trial.. Michael G.. Levine.. New York University.. Freedom of Speech: The Space of the Mouth in the Kafka Corpus.. Modern Language Association 2004.. Philadelphia, PA; 29 30 December, 2004.. Wednesday, 29 December.. 10:15-11:30 am, Washington B, Loews.. Hotel.. Kafka and Music: The Theme of Music in Kafka s Texts.. Walter H.. Sokel.. Josephine s Songs and the Role of Music in Kafka.. Stanley Corngold.. Kafka and the Several Senses of Music.. Iris Bruce.. Musikwissenschaft: Kafka s Sounds of Silence.. John Hamilton.. Ist das Spiel vielleicht unangenehm?: Musical Disturbances and Acoustic Space in Kafka.. Thursday, 30 December.. 12:00 noon-1:15 pm, Regency Ballroom C2, Loews.. Kafka and Music: Musical Pieces Inspired by Kafka.. Presiding: Judith Ryan, Harvard University.. Ruth Gross.. Finding the Right Key for Kafka s Castle: André LaPorte s Opera, Das Schloss.. Martha Hyde.. Paradoxical Barriers and Morphing Forms: Gyorgy Kurtag's Kafka-Fragments: op.. 24.. Francien Markx.. Recomposing Kafka: Ernst Krenek s Sechs Motetten nach Worten nach Franz Kafka.. David Fulmer.. Breaking Boundaries: Pozzi Escot s Chamber Music inspired by.. The Metamorphosis.. Modern Language Association 2003.. San Diego, CA; 27 29 December, 2003.. Saturday, 27 December.. 5:15-6:30 pm, Coronado, San Diego Marriott Hotel.. Global Kafka I.. Presiding:.. , Kafka Society of America.. Anne E.. Jamison.. Representations of Czech Identity in Kafka: Problems of Minor Literature.. Satanic Verses.. and.. Kafka s Curse.. : Kafkan Echoes in Stories of Mutable Postcolonial Identites.. Joseph Reuben Metz.. University of Utah.. Kafka Goes Global: International Connections and National Identities in Kafka's.. Rainer Rumold.. Northwestern University.. Kafka's Nomad Images, from Multilingual Borderland to Global Experience.. Monday, 29 December.. 7:15-8:30 pm, Torrey 2, San Diego Marriott Hotel.. Global Kafka II.. Presiding: Janet A.. Ward, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.. Patrick J.. O Neill.. Queens University.. Global Kafka: Translations, Readers, Texts.. Julius M.. Herz.. Kafka and the Slavic World.. Kafka's Reception in the Romance Language World.. Ruiqi Ma.. University of California, Riverside.. Kafka s Influence on Post-Mao Chinese Writers.. Updated: 08 January 2014..

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  • Title: About the Kafka Society of America
    Descriptive info: Monument to Kafka.. Prague, Czech Republic.. About the Kafka Society of America.. The Kafka Society of America (KSA) was established in San Francisco in 1975 by Marie Luise Caputo-Mayr, with the encouragement of Walter H.. Sokel, the Society's honorary president.. A newsletter has been published since 1977, which is now the.. (.. JKSA.. ), the oldest Kafka-related journal and only Kafka research journal in existence.. The KSA was founded in order to facilitate and stimulate scholarly exchange in the field of international Kafka studies.. It has been connected with bibliographical research for the last three decades, resulting in.. Franz Kafka: International Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Literature.. (Saur, Munich, 2000), published in three volumes, and, at over 1,000 pages, the most extensive Kafka bibliography thus far, with German and English commentaries on book publications.. Meetings of the Society are held in conjunction with the Modern Language Association of America (MLA) Convention.. Since 1977, the.. has presented papers given at the annual meetings, other articles, essays, bibliographies, information on dissertations, research reports, advance notice of Kafka projects, publications, exhibitions, conferences and other materials of interest.. Kafka-related information and advertisements are also included.. Submissions.. are welcome.. Since 2000, with the change of location to New York, the.. Journal s.. New International Series began.. Membership is open to anyone interested in Kafka studies.. For further information, suggestions and comments, please email:.. mlcaputomayr@hotmail.. com.. dcglorenz@gmail.. Officers of the Kafka Society of America 2011 2012*.. Honorary President.. , University of Virginia.. Honorary Board.. Jürgen Born.. , University of Wuppertal, Germany.. Stanley A.. Corngold.. Josef Čermák..  ...   a forum for Kafka debate at the MLA and our.. Journal.. will continue to reflect this effort.. Your presentation should be original and not have been previously published.. Papers may be submitted in either English or German.. We would like to ask our contributing scholars for the professional courtesy of preparing and editing their papers with utmost care.. Your manuscripts should be no longer than 15 pages single-spaced (a maximum of approximately 12,000 words) and be Microsoft Word 2010-compatible.. Please, follow the most recent MLA style manual: Endnotes (.. Notes.. ) and.. Works Cited.. are required; consult recent editions of the.. PMLA.. or our.. The page setup should be: top and bottom 1"; left and right 1.. 25"; header and footer 0.. 5".. There are no endnote separators.. We ask in particular for you to double-check all endnotes, names, dates, quotations and citations for accuracy.. Kindly make use of collegial editorial help.. We are working with volunteers and time is of the essence.. Submit your article via email attachment to the editors mentioned below and make sure to include your complete work and home addresses, phone, fax and email information.. Your finalized papers should go by electronic submission to: Maria Luise Caputo-Mayr,.. (160 East 65th St.. , 2C, New York, NY 10065), Julius M.. Herz: paper copies only (3795 Route 212, Riegelsville, PA 18077) and Dagmar C.. Lorenz,.. , with hard copies to the addresses in parentheses.. Contact us.. Kafka Society of America.. , Director.. 160 East 65th Street, #2C.. New York, NY 10065.. Tel/Fax: 212 744 0821.. Email:.. Lorenz, UIC..

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  • Title: Membership in the Kafka Society of America
    Descriptive info: Membership in the Kafka Society of America.. Membership is open to anyone interested in Kafka and Kafka studies.. In order to apply for membership, applicants must complete the application form and mail it, along with their dues payment, to the society.. Membership applications are available online.. In order to print a membership form, click on the link below.. All application instructions are provided on the form.. Franz Kafka was born in 1883 in Prague, then a part of the Austro-Hungarian empire.. As a young man, he studied law and received his law degree in 1906.. Professionally, Kafka worked for an insurance company and began writing in his spare time.. Only a  ...   containing our membership form.. Please print the form, fill it out and mail it to our office along with any required payment.. Complete instructions are on the form.. We want to hear from our members.. Members are encouraged to submit their articles, comments and suggestions.. If you are interested in submitting an article for publication in the.. click here.. (volumes 35 36 are now at the press; volumes 37 38 are in preparation).. In addition, we welcome news about performances, movies, new studies, symposia, conferences, publications, etc.. , from friends and visitors to our site, as well as members.. For further information, or to submit materials to the society, please email:..

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    Descriptive info: Tyn Cathedral.. (built in the 14th and 15th centuries).. Subscribe to the.. is an annual scholarly journal founded in 1977 to facilitate and stimulate relations and exchange of research and ideas in the field of Kafka here and abroad.. The editors welcome conference articles, essays, research reports, biographical information, news on research-in-progess, dissertations and advanced notice of Kafka projects and publications, as well as notes of interest.. Subscription to the.. includes membership in the Kafka Society of America.. To subscribe, please visit our.. page and complete a membership application.. If you would like more information regarding submitting an article for publication in the.. , visit our.. Programs.. page.. Is Your Collection Complete?.. Almost all back issues of the.. Newsletter.. are still available.. For your convenience, we have provided a price list, in USD, below:.. 2000-present.. 1983-1999.. 1977-1983.. , New  ...   13.. 1989.. 14.. 1990.. 1991.. 16.. 1992.. 30.. 20.. 17.. 1993.. 18.. 1994.. 19.. 1995.. 1996.. 21.. 1997.. 22.. 1998.. 23.. 1999.. 24.. 2000.. 2001.. 35.. 26.. 2002.. 27.. 2003.. 28.. 2004.. 29.. 2005.. 2006.. 40.. 31.. 2007.. 32.. 2008.. 45.. 33.. 2009.. 34.. 2010.. 2011.. 36.. Add mailing and handling costs:.. United States.. Canada.. Airmail to Europe and overseas.. Amount.. Foreign member payments draft/check on Wachovia Bank, New York, NY or on a U.. S.. bank with micro-encoding on the check.. Make checks or money orders payable, in U.. dollars, to the Kafka Society of America.. Send your orders, along with a check or money order, to:.. Attention: Marie Luise Caputo-Mayr.. Advertising rates.. Special price: USD $150.. Contact the office for details.. Volumes 35 36 are at the press.. Volumes 37 38 in preparation.. Updated: 18 December 2013..

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    Descriptive info: Israel (top) and the Czech Republic (above) have both issued postage stamps commemorating and honoring Franz Kafka, who was born into a German-speaking Jewish family in 19th-century Prague.. Links to other Kafka-related sites.. Dutch Franz Kafka Circle.. http://www.. kafka-kring.. nl.. Virtual Kafka Office (Das virtuelle Kafka-Bureau).. kafkabureau.. net/index.. html.. Fischer Verlag's Franz Kafka Site.. franzkafka.. de.. Franz Kafka Society in Prague, Czech Republic.. franzkafka-soc.. cz.. Kafkas Werke Im WWW.. Fischer Verlag's Critical Edition of Kafka's Works by Chadwyck-Healy.. http://kafka.. chadwyck.. com/deutsch/frames/home/home.. Historisch-Kritische Ausgabe sämtlicher Handschriften, Drucke und Typoskripte.. textkritik.. de/fka/dokumente/oxforder_oktavhefte_1_und_2.. htm.. The Kafka Project by Mauro Nervi.. kafka.. org.. Detlef Wilskes Kafka-Verbindungen.. fakata.. de/kafka..  ...   Austria.. Oesterreichische Franz Kafka-Gesellschaft.. Attention: Norbert Winkler.. A-3400 Klosterneuburg, Rathausplatz 1.. Tel/Fax 43 2243 81896.. Austrian Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs.. The Kafka Society of America gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs for the installation of this website.. aussenministerium.. at.. bmaa.. gv.. acfny.. austria.. org/forum_washington.. shtml.. El Sitio Web en Español Sobre Kafka.. franz-kafka.. info.. Franz Kafka konkret.. http://members.. aon.. at/rieck/index.. Bibliographical website where KSA data are listed; also includes other bibliographical information.. Kafka-Walser Conference Program of the University of Maribor, Slovenja.. http://student.. pfmb.. uni-mb.. si/~kafkawalser/.. Deutsche Kafka-Gesellschaft e.. V.. kafka-gesellschaft.. Die Kafka Zeitschrift.. kafka-zeitschrift.. Updated: 31 December 2011..

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