Kafka after Kafka
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240 Pages

22.8 x 15.2 cm

14 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture

Imprint: Camden House

Kafka after Kafka

Dialogical Engagement with His Works from the Holocaust to Postmodernism

Edited by Iris Bruce and Mark H. Gelber

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New essays providing an up-to-date picture of the engagement of artists, philosophers, and critics with Kafka's work.
The topic of "Kafka after Kafka" is a fascinating one: the engagement of artists, philosophers, and critics in dialogical exchange with Kafka's works. The present collection of new essays highlights the engagement of lesser knownartists and commentators with Kafka, and represents those who are well known, such as Arendt, Blanchot, Nabokov, and Coetzee, from new perspectives. The eleven essays contained here represent the most recent scholarly engagements with this topic. An essay on major trends in current Kafka criticism provides background for several essays on novelists, philosophers, and critics whose relationship to Kafka is not very well known. A section devoted to Kafka from an Israeli perspective includes artists not commonly known in the US or Europe (Ya'acov Shteinberg, Hezi Leskly, Sayed Kashua), as well as an essay on the recent trial in Israel regarding the fate of Kafka's literary legacy. A final section addresses important contemporary approaches to Kafka in film studies, animal studies, the graphic novel, and in postmodern culture and counterculture.

Contributors: Iris Bruce, Stanley Corngold, AmirEngel, Mark H. Gelber, Sander L. Gilman, Caroline Jessen, Tali Latowicki, Michael G. Levine, Ido Lewit, Vivian Liska, Alana Sobelman.

Iris Bruce is Associate Professor of German at McMaster University. Mark H. Gelber is Senior Professor and Director of the Center for Austrian and German Studies at Ben-Gurion University.
Introduction - Iris Bruce and Mark H. Gelber
PART 1. PHILOSOPHICAL AND LITERARY HERMENEUTICS AFTER THE HOLOCAUST
Tradition of Loss: Werner Kraft on Franz Kafka - Caroline Jessen
A Brave New World: Hannah Arendt's Postwar Reading of Kafka - Amir Engel
Binding Words: Sarah Kofman, Maurice Blanchot, Franz Kafka, and the Holocaust - Alana Sobelman
Kafka as the Exemplary Subject of Recent Dominant Critical Approaches - Stanley Corngold
PART 2. KAFKA IN ISRAELI CULTURAL SPACE
Kafka and Brod after the Trial and Judgments in Israel - Mark H. Gelber
"A Nightingale whose Tongue was Chopped": The Melancholic Writing Machine in Jacob Steinberg's and Hezi Leskly's Poetry, after Kafka - Tali Latowicki
Exiles in Their Own Lands: Kafka and Sayed Kashua - Iris Bruce
PART 3. KAFKA FROM MODERNISM TO POSTMODERNISM
The Beetle and the Butterfly: Nabokov's Lecture on Kafka's The Metamorphosis - Vivian Liska
"When the Still Image Projected on the Screen Bursts into Movement": Cinematic Space-Time in Kafka's "A Country Doctor" - Ido Lewit
After the Animal: Kafka, Monstrosity, and the Graphic Novel - Michael G. Levine
Kafkas after Kafka: Anglophone Poetry and the Image of Kafka - Sander L. Gilman
Notes on the Contributors
"Kafka after Kafka contains eleven remarkably productive and thoughtful essays by a mix of well-known and younger Kafka scholars. . . . Like all the excellent volumes in this Camden House series, the book is carefully researched and well written, with detailed footnotes and an index. . . . The combination of close reading and cultural history in these pages makes the volume essential reading for Kafka scholars and . . . also valuable for teaching alongside the other companion volumes." Abigail Gillman, Journal of Austrian Studies

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Title Details

240 Pages

2.28 x 1.52 cm

14 b/w. Illustrations

Series: Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture

Imprint: Camden House