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Kafka: Making of an Icon

Kafka: Making of an Icon marks the 100th anniversary of the author’s death, celebrating not only his achievements and creativity but also how he continues to inspire new literary, theatrical and cinematic creations around the world.

Presented by Bodleian Libraries


Tuesday 30 May - Sunday 27 October

Exhibition


Venue

S.T. Lee Gallery, Weston Library, S.T. Lee Gallery, Weston Library, Oxford OX1 3BG

Tickets

FREE, just drop in

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Access

Age Rating

All ages

Kafka: Making of an Icon marks the 100th anniversary of the author’s death, celebrating not only his achievements and creativity but also how he continues to inspire new literary, theatrical and cinematic creations around the world.

The exhibition will feature materials from the archives of the Bodleian Libraries, which hold the majority of Franz Kafka’s papers, including literary notebooks, drawings, diaries, letters, postcards, glossaries, and photographs. Notably, the notebooks in the archive include the original manuscripts of two of Kafka’s unfinished novels, Das Schloss (The Castle) and Der Verschollene (America), as well as a number of short stories.

Using this rich archive, the exhibition not only sets Kafka in the context of his life and times but also shows how his own experiences nourished his imagination. His notebooks show how his travels in Western Europe enabled him to practise descriptive writing, while his readings strengthened his fascination with remote spaces and made him aware of European colonialism.

This event is presented by the Oxford Kafka Research Centre and Bodleian Libraries. For additional information and inquiries regarding the event, please visit visit.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Plan your visit

S.T. Lee Gallery, Weston Library, S.T. Lee Gallery, Weston Library, Oxford OX1 3BG

Curators


Co-Director of the Oxford Kafka Research Centre
Co-Director of the Oxford Kafka Research Centre
Co-Director of the Oxford Kafka Research Centre
Co-Director of the Oxford Kafka Research Centre
Co-Director of the Oxford Kafka Research Centre
Co-Director of the Oxford Kafka Research Centre
Leverhulme Research Fellow at the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages
Leverhulme Research Fellow at the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford
Curator of the Kafka Archive at the Bodleian Libraries
Curator of the Kafka Archive at the Bodleian Libraries

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