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Saturday, 30 December

749. Kafka and His Factories: Industrial Kafka II—Factories and Systems of the Mind

1:45–3:00 p.m., Regency Ballroom C1, Loews

Program arranged by the Kafka Society of America

Presiding: Henry S. Sussman, Univ. at Buffalo, State Univ. of New York

1. “Manufacturing Discontent: Mapping Traces of Industrial Space in Kafka’s Haptic Narrative Landscape,” Marjorie Edna Rhine, Univ. of Wisconsin, Whitewater

2. “Modern Times: Kafka and the Mechanical Imagination,” Sorin Cucu, Univ. at Buffalo, State Univ. of New York

3. “The Human Machine and the Human as a Machine in the Death Factory: Technology as Mirror of Modernity in Kafka’s In the Penal Colony,” Martina Luke, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs

4. “Industrial Work as Urban Phantasmagoria: A Note on Benjamin and Kafka,” Rolf Johannes Goebel, Univ. of Alabama, Huntsville

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