Carolin Duttlinger, co-director of the Oxford Kafka Research Centre, just published a new article on the history of Kafka’s manuscripts. In the article, she traces how so many of the writings of this early-twentieth-century writer from Prague ended up in Oxford and reflects on the manuscripts as representing an ongoing inspiration and obligation to Kafka studies in Oxford and the UK more broadly.
Kafka’s bequest is fragile and contested, punctuated by conflict in his lifetime and beyond.
‘Kafka in Oxford’ is published in Oxford German Studies, 50.4 (2021), 416-27. The full, open-access article can be found here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00787191.2021.2021025