Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (August 7 at 10 am – August 31 at 4 pm): $220
Regular Registration Price (August 31 at 4 pm – first day of class): $242
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
Mark your Calendar!
The Newberry Bookstore will re-open on August 14, and you will once again be able to find most of your assigned books for sale there.
According to W.H. Auden,"Had one to name the author who comes nearest to bearing the same kind of relation to our age as Dante, Shakespeare and Goethe bore to theirs, Kafka is the first one would think of." In this course, we will undertake the close reading of Kafka's short stories while conducting a thorough examination of his life and milieu, early twentieth-century Prague. In so doing, we will attempt to make sense of the labyrinthine writing of this giant of literature.
Six sessions. E - $220, L - $242
Dagmar Herrmann, an award-winning translator and a long-time Newberry seminars instructor, has studied and lived in Prague.
Franz Kafka, The Transformation (Metamorphosis) and Other Stories, Penguin Books, 1992
Franz Kafka, The Sons, Schocken Books, 1989. ISBN: 0-805208860
There is no reading assignment for the first class.