"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