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>Subject: CFP: Franz Kafka and Animals (3/1/07; collection)
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>From: "Donna.Yarri" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Call for Papers -  Franz Kafka and Animals
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>  >From Dr. Donna Yarri and Dr. Marc Lucht
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>We plan to create an interdisciplinary edited volume on Franz Kafka and
>his use of animal characters in his writing. We are seeking original
>unpublished articles, of approximately 5000-7500 words, addressing the
>broad questions: How do these non-human characters function in Franz
>Kafka's literature, diaries, and letters? What do his representations of
>animality indicate about Kafka's - or our own - understanding of the
>human? How does our understanding of the nature of the human - and the
>humane - impact our understanding of non-human animals? How does Kafka
>use animals to explore ideas of escape, refuge, exploration, liberation,
>self-discovery, self- invention, revolt, vitality, ideas of conformity,
>taboo, social or familial failure, awakening, alienation, return or
>failure to return to innocence?
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>Full article (with bibliography), short abstract, and brief biography,
>should be sent by e-mail attachment by March 1, 2007, to both Dr. Donna
>Yarri ([log in to unmask]) and Dr. Marc Lucht
>([log in to unmask]). We would be delighted to discuss the project
>further with you if you were to get in touch via e-mail.

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