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"Settling Things with Dad?": A Conversation about Franz Kafka's Letter to Father

Ever fantasize about settling a score in a letter, text, or email to someone near and dear to you? Well, if so, you may be intrigued by this no-holds-barred “Letter to Father” (1919), which plumbs the depths of Franz Kafka's notoriously tormented relationship with his father.

Join Elizabethtown College Professor of English and German, Mark Harman, for a lively presentation to explore this question and to discuss a variety of themes that Kafka explores in the letter, including anti-Semitism in early 20th century Europe and the tensions between business and the arts.

Mark Harman has translated two of Kafka's novels, The Castle and Amerika: The Missing Person and has published over twenty articles on Kafka. Most recently, he published an essay on translating Kafka for the book Kafka In Context (2018).


Thursday, September 27, 2018
7:00pm - 8:30pm
High Library - McCormick Classroom
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