February 25-27, 2015 | Kafka?! An Interdisciplinary Conference In Honor of Walter Sokel (1917-2014)

100 years after the first publication of the "Metamorphosis" and after the emergence of "The Trial", Franz Kafka is one the most interpreted authors of European modernism, but still one of the enigmatic. It seems that everybody is looking for the final clue to "The Castle" but nobody has found it yet. The fascination continues and even after a century of reception history, research is ongoing. 

Having taken place at the University of Virginia, visitors of the three days long event were given the chance to visit lectures, discussions and film screenings concerning one of the most enigmatic authors there are. 

Sponsored by the Austrian Embassy, Washington, DC; The Embassy of the Czech Republic, Washington, DC; The Center of German Studies, University of Virginia; the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, University of Virginia; the Jewish Studies Program, University of Virginia; the Center for Politics, University of Virginia and the Kafka society of America.