CfP: Kafkaesque in the Arts

In May 2024, the Archiv der Zeitgenossen in Krems (Austria) will host the conference “The Kafkaesque in the Arts”. The conference language is German. The Call for Papers can be found here: https://www.archivderzeitgenossen.at/das-archiv/news/detail/news/detail/News/call-for-papers-das-kafkaeske-in-den-kuensten/

New Book: Attention and Distraction

The OKRC’s own Carolin Duttlinger has recently published a book called Attention and Distraction in Modern German Literature, Thought, and Culture with Oxford University Press. It is a wide-ranging interdisciplinary study which explores the dynamic relation between attention and distraction from the Enlightenment to the present day. And it includes an entire chapter on Kafka:…

Interview

For the first issue of Tablecloth Magazine over at Goldsmiths, Oxford’s Professor Carolin Duttlinger and Dr Karolina Watroba were interviewed by Tania Arenas about Kafka’s unlikely appeal to ‘Gen Z’. Kafka is finding a new life on TikTok and Twitter with young, mostly female, fans. An excerpt from the interview: “Kafka was clearly a point…

Upcoming Event: Franz Kafka: The Drawings — A Roundtable with Andreas Kilcher and the Oxford Kafka Research Centre

The Oxford Kafka Research Centre is excited to host a roundtable to celebrate the publication of Franz Kafka: The Drawings by Yale University Press. We are joined by the book’s editor Andreas Kilcher, Professor of Literature and Cultural Studies at ETH Zürich, to discuss Franz Kafka’s drawings and the new perspectives they bring to his…

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‘Kafka Global’ Workshop (2)

On 6 May, the Oxford Kafka Research Centre organised another workshop, this time to discuss the exciting possibilities of a cultural programme around the Kafka Global Project. With us to discuss were artists and producers from different disciplines in the arts. In the first roundtable, playwright Ed Harris and BBC Radio producer Sasha Yevtushenko discussed…

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New Article: ‘Kafka in Oxford’

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…

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‘Kafka Global’ Workshop (1)

On the 14th and 15th of March, the Oxford Kafka Research Centre organised the first of two workshops around the theme of ‘Kafka Global’. With scholars from the UK, Ireland, and Germany, from literary, film, and dance studies, the workshop addressed new and innovative ways of working with (Kafka’s) manuscripts; ways of thinking about Kafka…

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