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Interesting Kafka links

GENOOTSCHAPPEN/SOCIETIES


Deutsche Kafka-Gesellschaft
This site of the German Kafka society, founded 2005, gives information on a.o. Kafka related events, publications, postcard program, cooperation projects, newsletter and curiosities. In German.
E-mail: steffens@kafka-gesellschaft.de

Österreichische Franz Kafka-Gesellschaft
Brings information (membership, board) on the society (founded 1979), its activities and the Kafka Memorial Room in Kierling. Only in German.
E-mail: info@franzkafka.at

Kafka Society of America
Website of the first Kafka society (founded 1975). Organizes annual symposia and publishes Journal of the Kafka Society of America.
E-mail: Maria Luise Caputo-Mayr, executive director.

Společnost Franze Kafky (Franz Kafka Society)
Contains information on the society (founded 1990) and Centrum Franze Kafky (Franz Kafka Center). In Czech, partially in English and German.
E-mail: mail@franzkafka-soc.cz.

ACADEMIC WEBSITES

Oxford Kafka Research Center
Aims to advance and co-ordinate research on Franz Kafka, and more generally on German-language and especially German-Jewish literature and culture in the period of Modernism. Within its vicinity the Bodleian Library, where many Kafka manuscripts are kept.

Das virtuelle Kafka-Bureau
‘Das Virtuelle Kafka-Bureau zielt darauf ab, den transtextuellen und transmedialen Raum des Kafka’schen Werks auf der Grundlage literatur-, medien- und kulturwissenschaftlicher Konzepte als digitales Arbeitsumfeld für Literatur-, Medien- und Kulturwissenschaftler sowie weitere Nutzergruppen zu erschließen.’
Project manager: Prof. Dr. Benno Wagner, Universität Siegen (DE).
E-mail: wagner(at)lit-wiss.uni-siegen.de, www.benno-wagner.net

Constructing Franz Kafka
Very informative and extensive site (not finished yet), built by participants of graduate seminar taught by Dr. Clark Muenzer, German Dept. Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Contains (or will contain) Kafka’s biography, library catalogue, primary and secondary bibliography, Medical Humanities comments on some stories, hypertrip through a short text, and links to Kafka sites, free texts and related stuff.
E-mail: kafka+@pitt.edu

Bodleian Library, Oxford: Catalogue of the papers of Franz Kafka, 1882-1940
Catalogue of an important collection of Kafka manuscripts, containing Notebooks (diaries, novels [a.o. Der Verschollene and Das Schloss]), Loose leaves, Letters and the Schocken Gift.

Princeton Kafka Network (PKN) (not a website)
Consortium, initiated in 2009 by Princeton University, in collaboration with Humboldt University (Berlin) and Oxford University (see above). ‘Particular emphasis will be placed on his literary and historical context, German-Jewish literature during his lifetime. We will examine not only the contributions which many disciplines of thought (psychology, sociology, medicine, theology, law) have made to the understanding of Kafka’s work, but also the many ways in which Kafka’s work has in turn enriched these disciplines.’ Director: Michael Jennings, Vice-Directors: Stanley Corngold and Joseph Vogl.

OTHER RELEVANT WEBSITES

Mauro Nervi’s The Kafka Project
Extensive site by Italian Kafka expert and fan. Offers complete German text of critical edition (available are now Kafka’s three novels, Betrachtung, Das Urteil, diaries and part of Nachgelassene Schriften und Fragmente I & II); also scanned manuscript of “Im Dom” from Der Proceß, and Italian translation of the same novel. A lot of downloadable articles on Kafka, also by outstanding Kafka scholars. Many links.
E-mail: mauronervi@tin.it

Kathi Diamant’s Kafka Project
Website of Kathi Diamant, author of Kafka’s Last Love. The Mystery of Dora Diamant (Basic Books, 2003) (also in German: Kafkas letzte Liebe. Die Biografie von Dora Diamant. Mit Auszügen aus Dora Diamants Aufzeichnungen. Vorw. Reiner Stach [Onomato, 2013]). Since a long time Kathi is looking for letters and manuscripts by Kafka, confiscated by the Gestapo in Dora’s home in Berlin, 1933.

Franz Kafka: Briefe und Tagebücher
Website, mastered by Werner Haas (Univ. Innsbruck), on which you can search through all Kafka’s diaries and letters for single or combined keywords. Also downloadable (ca. 6.45 Mb).
E-mail: werner.haas@univie.ac.at

Franz Kafka se představuje
Kafka’s works, calendary and drawings, biographies, illustrations, etc.. In Czech.

Journeys of Franz Kafka
Website on big project by the Czech photographer Jan Jindra in cooperation with a.o. Josef Čermák, Rainer Stach and Hans-Gerd Koch.
In Czech, German, English and Spanish.

Gerhard Rieck’s Kafka Website
With short biography, surveys of primary and secondary literature, texts to Kafka (with download possibility) and links to other Kafka sites. In German.

Franz Kafka Online
Website, maintained by a certain Gregor. Contains menu to Kafka’s works (in English) and below links to News, Quotes and Links pages.

MUSEA, MONUMENTS, ETC..

Kafka quote on Twitter
Almost every day a Kafka quote in German and Dutch, chosen by Alexander van Kesteren, former board member of Kafka Circle, and Marieke van Ommeren.

Franz Kafka Museum
Museum in Prague on the East bank of the Vltava, near the Charles Bridge. In Czech, English and German.

Kafka Monument at Triesch
On Kafka monument in Triesch (also approachable through the website of Třešt’, its Czech name), a little town south-west of South-Bohemian Jihlava, where Kafka stayed with his uncle/physician Siegfried in 1900, 1902 and 1907 (and maybe more often).
The monument has been made by the sculptor Franstisek Häckel from Triesch. A beautiful, partly animated site. In Czech, English and German.

PUBLISHERS

S. Fischer Verlag & Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag
A.o. about the Critical Kafka edition. Subjects: Life, Works, Finds, Finds archive. In German. Maintained by Kafka biographer Reiner Stach.

Kafka’s Werke im Internet
Critical edition of Kafka’s works on the Internet (and on CD-ROM), published by Chadwick-Healey. In German or English.

Facsimile edition of Kafka’s works
This edition is prepared by Roland Reuss and Peter Staengle, Institut für Textkritik, Heidelberg, and published by Stroemfeld/Roter Stern, Frankfurt/M.