Monthly Archives: March 2012

My annoyances with Kafka ‘scholarship,’ […]

[…] exemplified by The Trial and “schmoop” Part the First: We always bring certain “expectations” to a work we read, certain prejudices (‘pre-judgments’), biases, etc., and even if we are aware of some of them—e.g. race/ethnicity/nationality, class, gender/sex, religion …—we … Continue reading

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Kafka: “In the Penal Colony” and the Secondary Literarure

Peter Neumeyer, in “Do Not Teach Kafka’s ‘In the Penal Colony’” (in: College Literature, Vol. 6 No. 2, 1979. 103-112) argues against teaching Kafka’s Erzählung “In the Penal Colony” at the high school or undergraduate level (to ‘late adolescents’). The … Continue reading

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