Conference: Listening to Kafka


Location: 306 O'Neill Hall (View on map )

Paper Session 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Paper Session 2: 12:00 p.m.-1 p.m.
Roundtable: 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Keynote Address: 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

"Listening to Kafka at 100" attends to the sonic landscape of Kafka that has emerged in the century since his death. Despite his self-confessed unmusicality, Kafka's associations with sound, noise, and music have become the subject of recent scholarship. In addition to these sonic affiliations, Kafka’s voice continues to echo through art and literature, philosophy and psychology, theory and politics. The conference seeks not only to explore the sonic symptoms of modernity resonating in Kafka’s oeuvre, but to make audible echoes of the Kafkaesque that continue to reverberate throughout global culture, both high and low.

There will be two panels of papers, and a keynote address given by Kata Gellen, Associate Professor of German Studies and Jewish Studies at Duke University.
This mini-conference is free and open to the public. 

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