Das virtuelle Kafka-Bureau

Transcoop Colloquium

Reading and Rewriting In der Strafkolonie

Princeton University

September 22-23, 2005

 

Thursday, September 22, 2005

7.30 Dinner at the Masala Grill, 19 Chambers Street

 

Friday, September 23

Room: 106 McCormick

 

9.00 Coffee

9.15 Welcome. Brigid Doherty (Department of German, Princeton) + Benno Wagner (Allgemeine Literaturwissenschaft, Siegen)

9.30 Stanley Corngold (Department of German, Princeton). “ In der Strafkolonie : Entziffern, Allotria, Excreta”

9.55 John Zilcosky (Department of German, Toronto). “Colonial Perversion: Kafka's Favorite Books and In der Strafkolonie

10.20 Discussion.

10.45 Coffee Break.

11.00 Andreas Kilcher (Deutsches Seminar, Tübingen). “Kaleidoskop der Moderne. Kafkas interdiskursive Textur am Beispiel der ‘Sorge des Hausvaters'”

11.25 Wolf Kittler (Department of German, Cornell). “A Plea for Precision: Reading and Commenting Kafka's In the Penal Colony

11.50 Discussion

12.15 Joseph Vogl (Department of German, Princeton; Fakultät Medien der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar). To Be Announced.

12.40 Arnd Wedemeyer (Department of German, Princeton). Critical Review.

1.00 Lunch

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2.30 – 3.00 Prof. Benno Wagner/Timo Reinhard

 

Digitizing Kafka

• Current theoretical views on digitizing the Gutenbeg Galaxy (brief survey)

• Brief survey of 'cutting edge' projects under way (hypernietzsche, rossettiarchive, e.a.)

• Kafka's Virtual Library/Kafka's Data Processing: specific features of our project (as compared to projects above)

• Explanation and demonstration of the two technical levels:

• Kafka's Virtual Library (a relational data file on Kafka's 'readings'/Media;

Kafka's Data Processing: "In the Penal Colony" as a test case (a hypertext connecting Kafka's 'writings' to his 'readings'; resp. his writings as re-readings; visibilizing Kafka's oeuvre as 'déja-vue-machine')