The Oxford Kafka Research Centre aims to advance and co-ordinate research on Franz Kafka, and more generally on German-language and especially German-Jewish literature and culture in the period of Modernism. The Centre is also the home of the John-Fell funded ‘Kafka Global’ Project which marks the centenary of Kafka’s death in 2024 with a major exhibition at Oxford’s Weston Library and an ambitious academic and cultural programme.

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Flora Klug, Gentleman Impersonator

By Niamh Devlin Niamh Devlin holds a first-class MA (joint honours) in Philosophy/Theology & Religious Studies from the University of Glasgow and spent part of the summer of 2022 on a UNIQ+ research internship working with the Oxford Kafka Research Centre. Kafka’s interest in the Yiddish Theatre in Prague is a familiar topic within Kafka…

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Kafka, Reader of Kierkegaard

By Fabio Bartoli Fabio Bartoli recently published his monograph on Kafka and Kierkegaard, in Spanish, called Un mismo lado del mundo. La seducción donjuanesca y la decisión fáustica en Kierkegaard y Kafka (Santa Rosa de Cabal: Casa de Asterión, 2022). Here he discusses, in English, Kafka’s reading of Kierkegaard. The relationship between Kafka and Kierkegaard is still an…

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Kafka and ‘Authentic Judaism’

By Niamh Devlin Niamh Devlin holds a first-class MA (joint honours) in Philosophy/Theology & Religious Studies from the University of Glasgow and spent part of the summer of 2022 on a UNIQ+ research internship working with the Oxford Kafka Research Centre. Kafka, a German-speaking assimilated Jew, living in turn-of-the century Prague, had a complex relationship…

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