Professor Ritchie Robertson, FBA

 

 

Professor of German                                                                          

St John's College

St Giles

Oxford, OX1 3JP

Email: ritchie.robertson@sjc.ox.ac.uk

Homepage:

http://www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/staff/indivstaff.php?personid=2&subfac=ge

 

Publications on Kafka:

 Books:

  • Kafka: Judaism, Politics, and Literature (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1985)

  • Kafka: Judentum, Gesellschaft, Literatur, translated by Josef Billen (Stuttgart: Metzler, 1988)

  • Kafka: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)

Articles:

  • Kafka und die skandinavische Moderne, in Manfred Engel and Dieter Lamping (eds), Kafka und die Weltliteratur (Düsseldorf: Artemis & Winkler, 2006), pp. 144-65

  •  ‘”Der ungeheure Strindberg. Zu Kafkas Strindberg-Rezeption, in Christoph Parry (ed.), Erfahrung der Fremde: Beiträge auf der 12. Internationalen Arbeitstagung Germanistische Forschungen zum literarischen Text, Vaasa 8.-10.5.2003 (Vaasa: Vaasan Yliopisto, 2005), pp. 85-99

  • Kafkas encounter with the Yiddish theatre, in Joseph Sherman and Ritchie Robertson (eds), The Yiddish Presence in European Literature (Oxford: Legenda, 2005), pp. 34-44

  • Scandinavian Modernism and the Battle of the Sexes: Kafka, Strindberg and The Castle, the Spring 2003 Rodig Maxwell Lecture (Dept of German Studies, Rutgers University, 2004)

  • Fritz Mauthner, the myth of Prague German, and the hidden language of the Jew, in Jörg Thunecke and Elisabeth Leinfellner (eds), Brückenschlag zwischen den Disziplinen: Fritz Mauthner als Schriftsteller, Kritiker und Kulturtheoretiker (Wuppertal: Arco, 2004), pp. 63-77

  • The creative dialogue between Brod and Kafka, in Mark H. Gelber (ed.), Kafka, Zionism, and Beyond (Tübingen: Niemeyer, 2004), pp. 283-96

  • Kafka als religiöser Denker, in Jakob Lothe and Beatrice Sandberg (eds), Franz Kafka: Zur ethischen und ästhetischen Rechtfertigung (Freiburg: Rombach, 2002), pp. 135-49

  •  Kafka as anti-Christian: Das Urteil, Die Verwandlung and the aphorisms, in James Rolleston (ed.), A Companion to the Works of Franz Kafka (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2002), pp. 101-22

  • Kafka und das Christentum, Der Deutschunterricht, 50 (1998), v. 60-9

  • Mothers and lovers in some novels by Kafka and Brod, German Life and Letters, 50 (1997), 475-90

  • Der Proceß, in Michael Müller (ed.), Interpretationen: Franz Kafka, Romane und Erzählungen (Stuttgart: Reclam, 1994), pp. 98-145

  • Der Künstler und das Volk. Kafkas Ein Hungerkünstler. Vier Geschichten”’, tr. Christa Krüger, Text + Kritik, Sonderband (1994), 180-91

  • In search of the historical Kafka: a selective review of research, 1980-92, Modern Language Review, 89 (1994), 107-37

  • Reading the clues: Franz Kafka, Der Proceß, in David Midgley (ed.), The German Novel in the Twentieth Century (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1993), pp. 59-79

  • Kafka as the Insurance Man, Encounter, 69, iv (Nov. 1987), 29-32

  • ‘”Antizionismus, Zionismus: Kafkas responses to Jewish nationalism, in J.P. Stern and J.J. White (eds), Paths and Labyrinths: Nine Papers from a Kafka Symposium (London: Institute of Germanic Studies, 1985), pp. 25-42

  • The problem of Jewish self-hatred in Herzl, Kraus and Kafka, Oxford German Studies, 16 (1985), 81-108

  • Kafka und Don Quixote, Neophilologus, 69 (1985), 17-24

  • Edwin Muir as critic of Kafka, Modern Language Review, 79 (1984), 638-52

  • Kafkas Zürau aphorisms, Oxford German Studies, 14 (1983), 73-91