Kafka and the Universal

Kafka and the Universal


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783110608311
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 06/11/2018
Series: Interdisciplinary German Cultural Studies Series , #21
Pages: 333
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.03(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Arthur Cools and Vivian Liska, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium.

Table of Contents

Kafka and the Universal: introduction Arthur Cools Vivian Liska 1

Section 1 The Ambiguity of the Singular

The Singular Accident in a Universe of Risk: An Approach to Kafka and the Paradox of the Universal Stanley Corngold 13

Philosophy and Ambiguity in Benjamin's Kafka Brendan Moran 43

The Logic of the "Swamp World": Hegel with Kafka on the Contradiction of Freedom Søren Rosendal 66

The Necessary Revision of the Concept of the Universal: Kafka's "Singularity" Arnaud Villani 90

Section 2 Before the Law

Am-ha'aretz: The Law of the Singular. Kafka's Hidden Knowledge Eli Schonfeld 107

Desire and Responsibility: The Case of K. Arthur Cools 130

Derrida-Reads-Kafka Michal Ben-Naftali 145

Section 3 Animals

Of Mammoth Smallness: Franz Kafka's "The Village Schoolmaster" Rodoiphe Gasché 157

Irreducible Pluralities: The Jewish Legacy of Franz Kafka David Suchoff 178

Kafka's Cat-Lamb: Hybridization of Genesis and Taxonomy Anna Glazova 196

Section 4 Modernism

Kafka's Anti-Epiphanies Jean-Michel Rabaté 215

Modernism's Particulars, Oscillating Universals, and Josefine's Singular Singing Lorraine Markotic 238

The Alarm Clock: The Times of Gregor Samsa Galili Shahar 257

Section 5 After Kafka

Reading Kafka: A Personal Story Shimon Sandbank 273

Kafka, Pro and Contra: Günther Anders's Holocaust Book Kata Gellen 283

Dis/Placing Thought: Franz Kafka and Hannah Arendt Birgit R. Erdle 307

Notes on Contributors 321

Name Index 325

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