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Conférence : Kafka et nous, 100 ans après par Jeanne Bem, professeur des Universités honoraire.

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  • Franz Kafka, the Prague writer, died just one hundred years ago. This lecture will explore the adjective "Kafkaesque" and shed light on an enigmati...

  • Franz Kafka was a Prague writer who died of tuberculosis in 1924. He was just 40 years old and virtually unknown. An inspired artist and modest citizen, he was known only to a small circle of intellectuals and friends. At the time, Central Europe was in turmoil, the world was changing. What's more, Kafka was Jewish and wrote in German, in a complicated context of hybrid allegiances and multiple languages. Hence the existential anxiety and strangeness that permeate Kafka's novels and short...
    Franz Kafka was a Prague writer who died of tuberculosis in 1924. He was just 40 years old and virtually unknown. An inspired artist and modest citizen, he was known only to a small circle of intellectuals and friends. At the time, Central Europe was in turmoil, the world was changing. What's more, Kafka was Jewish and wrote in German, in a complicated context of hybrid allegiances and multiple languages. Hence the existential anxiety and strangeness that permeate Kafka's novels and short stories. Readers are struck by the elements of dystopia that creep into people's everyday lives. A more secret aspect of his texts is the humour - a 'black' humour, or a 'Jewish' humour, of course. Kafka's fame was posthumous. It was after the Second World War (which he did not live through) that his work appeared in retrospect to be prophetic. Kafka and us? He still speaks to us, because the sense of imminent catastrophe has not diminished - on the contrary. But if Kafka is now a universal author, he is still difficult to access. The aim of this lecture is to provide a few biographical points of reference and some ideas for further reading. So that Franz Kafka is not reduced to the adjective "Kafkaesque".
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  • On March 7, 2024 from 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
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