Stephen Dowden Lecture: Kafka, Vienna, and the Question of ModernismThursday, April 9, 2015 -
Kafka, Vienna, and the Question of Modernism
Vienna was a birthplace of aesthetic modernism. It was the home of Wittgenstein, Mahler, Schoenberg, Freud, Schiele, and Karl Kraus. But Kafka was from Prague. Is Kafka's modernism similar to or different from that of Vienna? This lecture will explore some of the common ground between Kafka and the modernists of Vienna, especially his unexpected affinities with Arnold Schoenberg.
Sponsored by the Dept. of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Jewish Studies Program in the College of Arts & Sciences
Dowden Spring 2015 LC Lecture on Kafka