For those who care to understand the deep relevance of Kafka for the modern age – this group is a place where all are welcome to share in discovering the esoteric dimension of Kafka’s writings. We are all Josef K.
Phillip Lundberg started the topic Kafka Group – 5 years of going nowhere….. what does it say. in the discussion Kafka on MLA Commons 3 years, 9 months ago
Well, I guess it doesn’t say a whole hell of alot —- as they say….
Most academicians seem to be aware that this MLA group thing is more smoke
<h4>and mirrors than reality; so it goes.</h4>
I am interested in Kafka’s work in insurance and the relationship between the growth in the insurance industry and the emergence of the kind of modernism that is reflected in the work of Kafka.
I hope to have a session devoted to Franz Kafka (a Romantic) here in Chicago, 2019. The relevant material for this session will be 3 pronged: Kafka’s Investigations of a Dog, Josef K.’s meeting with the Priest in DOM – is prong 1; prong 2 is Walter Sokel analysis of Before the Law and prong 3 is Steiner’s meditations of the Guardian of the…[Read more]
Victor Ochoa replied to the topic The Old Commander and Making Amerika Great Again – Torture revisited. in the discussion Kafka on MLA Commons 5 years, 10 months ago
Magnificent story: using its brutal and very real subject matter to tell a story universal and, for me, with a glimmer of transcendence: the traveler escaping what may be have been his untimely demise at the hands of the officer, boarding the boat to take him to the steamer, enjoining the ruffian island/valley mates to their…[Read more]
Phillip Lundberg started the topic The Old Commander and Making Amerika Great Again – Torture revisited. in the discussion Kafka on MLA Commons 5 years, 10 months ago
Those who have the tiniest bit of insight have grave concerns regarding the politics of the 21st century.
In 1914 Kafka’s genius speaks of the dangers that loom when people are hardly better than dogs and blatant
lies and prejudices are rampant. I hope that this Kafka group will be a stimulus to better understand Kafka
and our times from an…[Read more]
Phillip Lundberg changed the description of the group Kafka from "In the modern age the importance of Franz Kafka can hardly be underestimated. Angst, self-consciousness and paradox – what more can one say?
This group is a place where everyone who has interest in Franz Kafka may participate in the forums, upload files, etc." to "For those who care to understand the deep relevance of Kafka for the modern age – this group is a place where all are welcome to share in discovering the esoteric dimension of Kafka's writings. We are all Josef K." on MLA Commons 6 years, 8 months ago
An article on the Platonic in Kafka – as well as on translation of Kafka.
This article was also uploaded to the CORE as:
Uncovering the Platonic in Kafka, Kafka Journal, 2009.
A copyright free translation from Essential Kafka.