Kafka's Nonhuman Form: Troubling The Boundaries Of The Kafkaesque by Ted GeierKafka's Nonhuman Form: Troubling The Boundaries Of The Kafkaesque by Ted Geier

Kafka's Nonhuman Form: Troubling The Boundaries Of The Kafkaesque

byTed Geier

Hardcover | August 31, 2016

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This book is a compact study of Kafka's inimitable literary style, animals, and ecological thought-his nonhuman form-that proceeds through original close readings of Kafka's oeuvre. With select engagements of Adorno, Derrida, and the literary heritage from Romanticism to Dickens that influenced Kafka, Ted Geier discusses Kafka's literary, "nonhuman" form and the way it unsettles the notion of a natural and simple existence that society and culture impose, including the boundaries between human and animal. Through careful attention to the formal predicaments of Kafka's works and engaging with Kafka's original legal and social thought in his novels and short stories, this book renders Kafka's sometimes impossibly enigmatic work legible at the level of its expression, bringing surprising shape to his work and redefining what scholars and readers have understood as the "Kafkaesque".


Ted Geier is currently Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Rice University and the founder of the Interdisciplinary Animal Studies Group at the University of California, Davis, USA. He has taught comparative literature, cinema, Romanticism, and American cultural studies at San Francisco State University, Davis, and Rice. He is the ...
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Title:Kafka's Nonhuman Form: Troubling The Boundaries Of The KafkaesqueFormat:HardcoverDimensions:121 pagesPublished:August 31, 2016Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319403931

ISBN - 13:9783319403939

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgments

iv

Introduction

Present progression, always-already: grammars of the nonhuman

Chapter One

Digging in (not digging it): obsessive creatures and sociality

37

Chapter Two

Finding oneself awoken from: nonhuman metamorphoses

61

Chapter Three

Unlike a dog, having done nothing wrong: after the law

89

Conclusion

Interminable subjects

124

Works Cited or Consulted

132

Index

138