8 Mar. On occasion of the 130th anniversary of Franz Kafka (1883–1924), this seminar looks at one of the most influential writers of the 20th century.
The lecture, followed by the screening of The Metamorphosis, a movie by Jan Nemec from 1975, focuses on four short stories by Kafka.
Born into a Jewish family from Bohemia, Kafka grew up in Prague. A large part of his work was published after his death. His books express a strong social and historical criticism and focus on individuals burdened with guilt, anxiety and isolation caught in bureaucratic labyrinths.