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Thursday, 29 December

492. Kafka and the Body Politic I: Contemporary Discourses

1:45–3:00 p.m., Georgetown East, Washington Hilton

Program arranged by the Kafka Society of America

Presiding: Marie Luise Caputo-Mayr, Kafka Society of America

1. “‘Aus mir geschnittenes Fleisch’: The Body Politics of Kafka Literature,” Patrick Fortmann, Harvard Univ.

2. “The Human Beast: Kafka’s Concentrationary Universe,” Eva B. Revesz, Scripps Coll.

3. “Kafka’s Jewish Politics: Zionism, Goethe, and the Hidden Openness of Tradition,” David Suchoff, Colby Coll.

4. “‘Diesseitswunder’: Franz Kafka as Political Saint,” Arnd Wedemeyer, Princeton Univ.

Respondent: Judith L. Ryan, Harvard Univ.

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