Plass Leads Discussion on Franz Kafka

Ulrich Plass, assistant professor of German, presented a talk titled "Franz Kafka and the State of Exception" Nov. 17 in Russell House. In this lecture, Plass examined the topological structure of Kafka's parables against the backdrop of philosophical interpretations that seek to illuminate the hidden political significance of his stories. Many of Kafka's stories address problems of law, justice and violence.

Ulrich Plass, assistant professor of German, presented a talk titled "Franz Kafka and the State of Exception" Nov. 17 in Russell House. In this lecture, Plass examined the topological structure of Kafka's parables against the backdrop of philosophical interpretations that seek to illuminate the hidden political significance of his stories. Many of Kafka's stories address problems of law, justice and violence.

Plass's lecture included a Q&A session. The talk was sponsored by the Center for the Humanities. (Photos by Intisar Abioto '09)

Plass's lecture concluded with a question and answer session. The talk was sponsored by the Center for the Humanities. (Photos by Intisar Abioto '09)