The public is invited to attend these PAL/FHI Lectures organized in conjunction with the “Whose Kafka? Multiplicity, Reception, and Interpretation” Mellon Faculty Seminar, co-directed with Kata Gellen.
October 2nd at 4:00 p.m., Mark Anderson, “Kafka, Crusoe, Colonialism, and the Logic of Cannibalism”
November 6th at 5:00 p.m., Martin Puchner, “Stranger than Fiction: A Short History of Literature”
December 11th at 5:00 p.m., Vivian Liska
February 9th at 5:00 p.m., Davide Stimilli
February 12th or 13th at 5:00, Jean-Michel Rabaté
March 19th or 20th at 5:00, John Zilcosky
Each seminar has a different topic for which we discuss a primary text by Kafka and secondary literature by the guest scholar.
October: Mark Anderson (Columbia University), Virtual Kafka
November: Martin Puchner (Harvard University), Theatrical Kafka
December: Vivian Liska (University of Antwerp), Jewish Kafka
February: Jean-Michel Rabaté (University of Pennsylvania), Absurd Kafka
March: John Zilcosky (University of Toronto), Modernist Kafka