Publication
Title
K. as "confessional hero" : a Foucauldian reading of Kafka's Der Prozeß
Author
Abstract
Despite the existence of a Foucauldian research tradition in Kafka scholarship, its central tenets (power, subjectivity, and space) have seldom been brought together in readings of Kafka's The Trial. This article proposes to read Kafka's novel as a coherent reflection on the nature of disciplinary power in modern society, whose hero, K., can be regarded as a confessional animal engaging in the most elaborate acts of self-examination. This confesssional subjectivity is analyzed in relation to the nature of power visible in the novel and its specific spatial constellations. Each of these is explored at the intersection between the Foucauldian theory of disciplinary power and the notion of a society of global control developed more recently, particularly by Gilles Deleuze.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Arcadia : internationale Zeitschrift für literarische Kultur. - Berlin
Publication
Berlin : 2011
ISSN
0003-7982
Volume/pages
45:1(2011), p. 99-120
ISI
000294675400006
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 29.11.2011
Last edited 22.07.2017
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