CALL FOR PAPERS
K: KAFKA REVISITED - Deadline February 1.
18th Annual Graduate Student Conference in Germanic Languages & Literatures at Yale
March 30-31, 2007
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Kafka is of perennial interest to scholars in areas extending far beyond German
literature. He has been read and interpreted by luminaries such as Benjamin, Arendt and
Adorno, has gone on to influence a vast range of literature, theatre, cinema and theory,
and has left his indelible mark on everyday culture with the ubiquitous term ‘Kafkaesque’.
In the midst of an abundance of scholarship we hold that Kafka, his milieu and his work
continue to merit analysis, discussion and debate.
We will accept papers from across the disciplines, including but not limited to German
and Comparative literature, visual arts, performing arts, film studies, history,
architecture and musicology. A list of suggested topics follows, but papers pertaining to
any other topic relating to Kafka will also be gladly considered:
- Kafka and the body, gender, sex and sexuality
- Kafka’s humor
- Adaptation and appropriation – whether in the form of film, literature, theatre or
- Kafka and America
- Kafka and space - architecture, cityscape etc
- Kafka and travel
- Kafka in the 21st century
- Kafka and the Austro-Hungarian Empire
Henry Sussman, State University of New York at Buffalo, Visiting Professor in Department
of Germanic Languages & Literatures at Yale
Leo Lensing, Professor of German Studies at Wesleyan University
Please send one page abstracts in English or German, to Laura Bohn, Jonas Karlsson and
Brangwen Stone, at [log in to unmask] by February 1, 2007.
The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor: Megan McKinstry
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
Info available at: http://www.missouri.edu/~graswww/resources/gerlistserv.html