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Ergebnisanzeige "Kafka and Short Modernist Prose"
RessourcentypKonferenzen, Tagungen, Kolloquien
TitelKafka and Short Modernist Prose
BeschreibungKAFKA AND SHORT MODERNIST PROSE
Oxford Kafka Research Centre
International symposium
St. John's College, Oxford
29. September - 1. October 2008


To commemorate the 125th anniversary of Franz Kafka's birth the "Oxford Kafka Research Centre" is organizing a conference on Kafka's short prose works and on the range of short prose genres developed in German modernist literature.

The genre terms Kafka uses establish his distance from conventional genres such as 'small prose' (kleine Prosa), the novella (Novelle), novelette (Novelette), sketch (Skizze), study (Studie), mood-picture (Stimmungsbild), prose-piece (Prosastück), grotesque (Groteske), humoresque (Humoreske) or prose poem (Prosagedicht); hence critics have resorted to less familiar terms such as 'Gleichnis', 'Parabel', or 'Denkbild'. In particular, his unusual term 'little tale' suggests a desire to separate himself from the institutions of literature which is also apparent from his famous 'notes on small literatures' of 1911. We hope that Kafka's oblique relation to literary genres may offer a new means of access to his art.

Besides approaching Kafka through genre, the conference will to raise the wider question how far this fluidity of short prose forms was a stimulus to innovation and experiment in modernism. In the German-speaking world, important writers of Modernism use a wide range of short prose types, which historically can be grouped roughly into three periods: Turn of the Century, Expressionism, and the Weimar Republic. German modernist authors discussed will include Nietzsche, Hofmannsthal, Robert Walser, Döblin, Benn, Musil, and Broch.


Congress venue: New Seminar Room, St. John's College

Accommodation for speakers: St. John's College, St. Giles, Oxford,
OX1 3JP (http://www.sjc.ox.ac.uk)

Conference fee (for guests): £20 (reduced fee for students: £10)

Contact: manfred.engel@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk or
ritchie.robertson@sjc.ox.ac.uk

For details of the congress programme see:
http://www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/german/kafka/index.html


Provisional Programme

Monday, 29. September
08.30 Welcome

I. Introductory reflections
09.00 RÜDIGER ZYMNER (Wuppertal): Kafkas ,kleine Prosa' im Kontext der Klassischen Moderne

09.30 DIRK GOETTSCHE (Nottingham):Minimalisierungen und Funktionen des Erzählens in der Kleinen Prosa um 1900

10.00 Discussion

10.30 Coffee-break


II. Kafka's short prose
11.00 GERHARD NEUMANN (München): Aphorismus - Anekdote - Parabel. Zur Gattungsbestimmung von Kafkas Prosaminiaturen

11.30 RITCHIE ROBERTSON (Oxford): ,Ich' and ,wir'. Singular and collective narrators in Kafka's short prose

12.00 Discussion

12.30 Lunch

14.30 JULIAN PREECE (Swansea): Kafka and the art of the letter

15.00 CAROLIN DUTTLINGER (Oxford): Between alertness and paranoia: Kafka's poetics of attention from Betrachtung to Der Bau

16.00 Discussion

16.30 Coffebreak

17.00 MANFRED ENGEL (Oxford): Aus Teilen ein Ganzes. Kleine Prosa und narrative Großform am Beispiel der Beschreibung eines Kampfes.

17.30 BERND AUEROCHS (Saarbrücken): Von den Gleichnissen und von einiger anderen jüdischen Prosa

18.00 Discussion


Tuesday, 30. September

III. Modernist short prose

09.00 STANLEY CORNGOLD (Princeton): Aphoristic form in Nietzsche and Kafka

09.30 WOLFGANG RIEDEL (Würzburg): Hofmannsthals Erzählungen im Blick auf Kafka

10.00 Discussion

10.30 Coffee-break

11.00 FLORIAN KROBB (National University of Ireland, Maynooth): Parody in turn-of-the-century short prose

11.30 ANNE FUCHS (Dublin): Why smallness matters: Smallness, attention and distraction in Kafka's and Walser's short prose

12.00 Discussion

12.30 Lunch

14.30 DAVID R. MIDGLEY (Cambridge): The early fiction of Alfred Döblin. The short story between case study and parable

15.00 ANTJE BÜSSGEN (Louvain): ,Orangenstil'. Gottfried Benns Konzeption ,absoluter Prosa'

15.30 Discussion

16.30 Kafka manuscripts at the Bodleian (for speakers only)


Wednesday, 1. October

09.00 MORITZ BAßLER (Münster): Unter dem Kafka-Massiv. Eine Typologie expressionistischer Kurzprosa

09.30 ANDREAS KRAMER (London, Goldsmith College): Entgrenzte Moderne. Kafkas -kleine Prosa- im Kontext des Expressionismus

10.00 Discussion

10.40 Coffee-break

11.00 MONIKA RITZER (Leipzig): Spiegelungen: Zur Relativierung von ,Realität' in der Kurzprosa Kafkas, Musils und Brochs

11.30 Discussion

12.00 Final Discussion

13.00 Lunch


Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
Internetadressehttp://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl?trx=vx&list=H-Germanistik&mo...
VeranstaltungsortOxford
Beginn29.09.2008
Ende01.10.2008
PersonName: Manfred Engel, Ritchie Robertson 
Funktion: Kontakt 
E-Mail: manfred.engel@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk, ritchie.robertson@sjc.ox.ac.uk 
KontaktdatenName/Institution: The Queen's College, Oxford 
Stadt: Oxford, OX1 4AW 
Telefon: +44(0)1865-2-79193 
Fax: +44(0)1865-2-70757 
LandGroßbritannien
BenutzerführungDeutsch
SchlüsselbegriffeLiteratur 1880 - 1945
Klassifikation16.00.00 Jahrhundertwende (1880-1914) > 16.13.00 Gattungen und Formen > 16.13.05 Weitere Formen; 16.00.00 Jahrhundertwende (1880-1914) > 16.15.00 Zu einzelnen Autoren; 17.00.00 20. Jahrhundert (1914-1945) > 17.16.00 Gattungen und Formen > 17.16.05 Weitere Formen; 17.00.00 20. Jahrhundert (1914-1945) > 17.18.00 Zu einzelnen Autoren
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