German 251: Kafka in Context





Kafka’s relation to his literary and cultural context, his characteristic narrative modes, humor and parody in his works, and the challenges his texts pose for readers. Attention will be paid to his position in the Prague Circle and his relationship to other writers and thinkers of the period.

Pavel Schmidt Kafka Exhibition

Pavel Schmidt's exciting and innovative artistic response to the works of Kafka was celebrated at the opening ceremony to an exhibition in the Sert Gallery at the Carpenter Center, Harvard University, on Thursday September 19. In addition to brief talks by four Kafka specialists, the artist inducted the audience into his sense of the key workings of Kafka's texts. The exhibition is still up, and it's a must-see for anyone interested in Kafka and Kafka reception.

I'm attaching a couple of images to whet your appetite, but they look even better in the original.



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