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Freedom and confinement in modernity : Kafka's cages

Author: Aglaia Kiarina Kordela; Dimitris Vardoulakis
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: Studies in European culture and history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Summary:
By tracing the imprisoned figure on several philosophic, aesthetic and socio-political levels, this collection treats Kafka's cages as the very critique of a culture that first posits a clear-cut opposition between confinement and freedom, and then sets up the latter as unattainable.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Franz Kafka; Franz Kafka; Franz Kafka
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aglaia Kiarina Kordela; Dimitris Vardoulakis
ISBN: 9780230113428 0230113427
OCLC Number: 670481130
Description: xi, 244 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Interpreting Kafka's cages: Special views on Kafka's cages / Stanley Corngold. Delusions of agency : Kafka, imprisonment, and modern victimhood / Chris Fleming and John O'Carroll. Kafka and Derrida before the laws / Howard Caygill --
Reconceptualizations of Kafka's cages: Kafka's cage / John Mowitt. "The fall is the proof of our freedom" : mediated freedom in Kafka / Dimitris Vardoulakis. Workforce without possessions : Kafka, "social justice," and the word religion / Peter Fenves. Kafkaesque : (secular) Kabbalah and allegory / A. Kiarina Kordela. The ethics and beauty of the trial : Kafka's circumscription of failure / Ross Shields --
Performatives of Kafka's cages: Kafka's fatal performatives : between "bad conscience" and betrayed vulnerability / Karyn Ball --
How is the trapeze possible? / Christophe Bident --
With impunity / Henry Sussman.
Series Title: Studies in European culture and history.
Other Titles: Kafka's cages
Responsibility: edited by A. Kiarina Kordela and Dimitris Vardoulakis.
Local System Bib Number:
.b40767802

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Kafka's literary universe is organized around constellations of imprisonment. Freedom and Confinement in Modernity proposes that imprisonment does not signify a tortured state of the individual in  Read more...
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