Programme

Venue: Academic Conference Centre, Husova 4a, Praha 1

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APRIL 24

10:00 – 12:00 Chair: Tomáš Koblížek

Gregg Lambert (Syracuse University)
THE ANIMAL THAT LAUGHS

Simon Glendinning (London School of Economics)
„ONLY FOR YOU“ – KAFKA’S GATE REVISITED


14:00 – 18:00 Chair: Jerrold Levinson

Anders Pettersson (Umea University)
KAFKA’S THE JUDGEMENT AND THE LOGIC OF THE ORDINARY READING OF LITERATURE

Michaela Fišerová (Charles University, Prague)
ON DEFERRAL. KAFKA AND DERRIDA BEFORE THE LAW

Daniela Šterbáková (Charles University, Prague)
FRANZ KAFKA, THOMAS BERNHARD AND THE COLLAPSE OF THOROUGH THINKING

Petr Koťátko (Czech Academy of Sciences)
THE INCOMPREHENSIBILITY OF THE WORLD AND THE INEXTRICABILITY OF THE GUILT

18:00 – Kafkaesque walk through the Old City


APRIL 25

10:00 – 12:00 Chair: James Hamilton

Jerrold Levinson (University of Maryland)
KAFKA’S „UNDERGROUND MAN“: REFLECTIONS ON THE BURROW

Emily Troscianko (Oxford University)
COGNITIVE REALISM AND THE AMBIVALENT FASCINATION OF THE KAFKAESQUE

14:00 – 17:00 Chair: Gregg Lambert

Gregory Currie (University of York)
KAFKA, WELLES AND THE TRIAL

James Hamilton (Kansas State University)
FINDING AN AUDIENCE

Josep Corbí (University of Valencia)
AGENCY IN THE SPACE OF REASONS


APRIL 26

10:00 – 12:00 Chair: Gregory Currie

Göran Rossholm (University of Stockholm)
KAFKA’S EXCLUSION OF THE LAW OF THE EXCLUDED MIDDLE

Fredrik Stjernberg (Linköping University)
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE A BEETLE? KAFKA AND IMAGINING THE IMPOSSIBLE

14:00 – 17:00 Chair: Emily T. Troscianko

Bohumil Fořt (Czech Academy of Sciences)
KAFKA’S WORLDS: GAPS AND DENSITY

Martin Pokorný (Charles University, Prague)
ABSORPTION AND RADIANCE, EXTERIORITY AND MIRRORING

Richard Müller (Czech Academy of Sciences)
NOISE: KAFKA’S LESSON

17:00 refreshment

18:00 Kafka Theatre Night (Faculty of Theatre – DAMU)