CFP: Franz Kafka and Animals (3/1/07; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Donna.Yarri
contact email: 
donna.yarri@alvernia.edu

Call for Papers - Franz Kafka and Animals

>From Dr. Donna Yarri and Dr. Marc Lucht

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We plan to create an interdisciplinary edited volume on Franz Kafka and
his use of animal characters in his writing. We are seeking original
unpublished articles, of approximately 5000-7500 words, addressing the
broad questions: How do these non-human characters function in Franz
Kafka's literature, diaries, and letters? What do his representations of
animality indicate about Kafka's - or our own - understanding of the
human? How does our understanding of the nature of the human - and the
humane - impact our understanding of non-human animals? How does Kafka
use animals to explore ideas of escape, refuge, exploration, liberation,
self-discovery, self- invention, revolt, vitality, ideas of conformity,
taboo, social or familial failure, awakening, alienation, return or
failure to return to innocence?

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Full article (with bibliography), short abstract, and brief biography,
should be sent by e-mail attachment by March 1, 2007, to both Dr. Donna
Yarri (donna.yarri_at_alvernia.edu) and Dr. Marc Lucht
(marc.lucht_at_alvernia.edu). We would be delighted to discuss the project
further with you if you were to get in touch via e-mail.

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cfp categories: 
twentieth_century_and_beyond