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444. The Kafka Factor in Post-Holocaust Film and Literature

Thursday, 5 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 313, Hynes

A special session

Presiding: Marie Luise Caputo-Mayr, Temple Univ., Philadelphia

Speakers: Keith Leslie Johnson, Augusta State Univ.; Ubaraj Katawal, Case Western Reserve Univ.; Primus-Heinz Kucher, Universität Klagenfurt; Ido Lewit, Tel Aviv Univ.; Martin Modlinger, Univ. of Bremen; Lynn Louise Wolff, Univ. of Stuttgart

Responding: Dagmar C. G. Lorenz, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago

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Session Description:

The influence of Kafka's work on post-1945 literature, graphic art, and film (Welles) about existential uncertainty. Reactions to inhumane power and bureaucracies (biopolitical view, literary historiography): Adler, Coetzee, Hilsenrath, Rushdie, Sebald. Graphic art by Bechtel, Satrapi, Shaun Tan, and Yang. Kafka—prescient of the Holocaust?


  • German Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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