LAW, LITERATURE, AND FRANZ KAFKA

A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SECONDARY SOURCES


Christine Alice Corcos

Copyright c 1995 by Christine Alice Corcos

TABLE OF CONTENTS

General Works 
Specific Works 
Brief an den Vater 
Briefe an Milena 
In der Strafkolonie 
Josephine, die S„ngerin 
Der Neue Advokat 
Der Prozess 
Bibliographies and Research Aids 
General Works 
Adaptations 
Translations 
Das Schloá 
Das Urteil 
Vor dem Gesetz 
Influence 







This bibliography is part of a larger work, An International Guide to Law and Literature Studies, to be published by William S. Hein, Co., Buffalo, NY.

General Works

A. Band, Kafka and the "Beiliss Affair", 22 Hasifrut 38 (1976).

Jane Bennett, Deceptive Comfort: The Power of Kafka's Stories, 19 Political Theory 73 (February 1991).

Patrick Brantlinger, Missing Corpses: The Deconstructive Mysteries of James Purdy and Franz Kafka, 20 Novel 24 (Fall 1986).

L.G. Cleland, Medico-Legal Iatrogenesis: A Kafkaesque Analysis, 12 Adelaide Law Review 225 (1989).

Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Kafka and Science Fiction, 7 Newsletter of the Kafka Society of America 5 (June 1983).

H. W. Desai, Kafka and His "Great Witness," Jonathan Swift, 13 Journal of the Kafka Society of America 28 (June/December 1989).

Vladimir Dneprov, The World and Man in Kafka, in Franz Kafka: An Anthology of Marxist Criticism 250 (Kenneth Hughes ed. 1981).

John Finlay, Three Variations on the Killing of the Father: Nietzsche, Freud, and Kafka, in Hermetic Light 119 (J. Daniel ed. 1994).

Ethan Goffman, Blumfeld's Balls: Notes on a Situation in a Kafka Short Story, 4 Neue Germanistik 3 (Fall 1985).

Ruth V. Gross, Questioning the Laws: Reading Kafka in the Light of Literary Theory, 7 Journal of the Kafka Society of America 31 (December 1983).

Arnold Heidsieck, The Intellectual Contexts of Kafka's Fictions: Philosophy, Law, Religion (1994)(Studies in German Literature, Linguistics, and Culture).

Hans Helmut Hiebel, Die Zeichen des Gesetzes: Recht und Macht bei Franz Kafka (1983).

Raymond L. Hogler, Conrad, Kafka, and the Criminal Justice System, 3 Journal of Contemporary Law 75 (1976).

Im Angesicht der Wahrheit: Bachmann, B”ll, Brecht, Frisch, Kafka, Kishon und altere ber Anwalte und Richter (Hans Eckart Rubesamen ed. 1973).

R. Jansen, Law, Text, Literature, Derrida Readings of Kafka, 3 Zeitschrift fr Germanistik 624 (1993).

Lida Kirchberger, Franz Kafka's Use of Law in Fiction: A New Interpretation of In der Strafkolonie, Der Prozess, and Das Schloss (1987)(New York University Ottendorfter Series; neue Folge; 22).

Gyorgy Lukacs, Wider den Missverstandenen Realismus (1958). Contains Die Weltanschualichen Grundlagen des Avantgardismus; Franz Kafka oder Thomas Mann?; Der Kritische Realismus in der Sozialistischen Gesellschaft.

Eleazar Moiseevich Meletinskii, Il "Mitologismo" di Kafka, 42/43 Strumenti Critici 489 (October 1980).

Panu Mikkinen, The Radiance of Justice: On the Minor Jurisprudence of Franz Kafka, 3 Social & Legal Studies 349 (1994).

Kevin Mulligan, Philosophy, Animality and Justice: Kleist, Kafka, Weininger and Wittgenstein, in Structure and Gestalt: Philosophy and Literature in Austria-Hungary and Her Successor States 293 (Barry Smith ed. 1981)(Linguistic and Literary Studies in Eastern Europe; 7).

Jack Murray, The Landscapes of Alienation: Ideological Subversion in Kafka, Celine, and Onetti (1991). Bibliography: 251-256.

Peter Pesic, Before the Law: Einstein and Kafka, 8 Literature and Theology 174 (June 1994).

Richard A. Posner, Two Legal Perspectives on Kafka, in Richard A. Posner, Law and Literature 176 (1988).

Matthias Rosenthal, K”rper, Stimme, Schrift: Kafkas Dekonstruktion von Subjektivit„t und Sprache (Dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1987).

"Samsa," Gregor Samsa Replies, 83 Northwestern University Law Review 1022 (1989).

Richard Sheppard, Kafka, Kierkegaard and the K.'s: Theology, Psychology and Fiction, 5 Literature and Theology 277 (September 1991).

Walter H. Sokel, Kafka's Law and Its Renunciation: A Comparison of the Function of the Law in Before the Law and The New Advocate, in Probleme der Komparatistik und Interpretation: Festschrift fr Andr‚ von Gronicka zum 65. Geburtstag am 25.5.1977 193 (Walter H. Sokel, Albert A. Kipa, & Hans Ternes eds. 1978).

Special Issue on Law and Literature (Richard Weisberg ed. 1982). Includes Richard Weisberg, Introduction, Martha S. Robinson, The Law of the State in Kafka's The Trial, Heidi E. Faletti, The Workings of Law in Kafka's Der Prozess and B”ll's Die Verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum, Ronald Baughman, Dickens and His Lawyers, Betsy Seaman, Lawyers in Chaucer's Time, Ronald Baughman, Literary Perspectives on Murder. Reprinted from 6 ALSA Forum
125 (1982).

Harry Steinhauer, Franz Kafka: A World Built On a Lie, 41 Antioch Review 390 (1983).

Anthony Stephens, "Er Ist aber Zweigeteilt": Gericht und Ich-Structur bei Kafka, 6 Text & Kontext 215 (1978).

Georges Thines, Hugo et Kafka Devant l'Appareil de la Justice, 65 Bulletin de l'Academie Royale de Langue et de Litterature Fran‡aises 168 (1987).

Alan Udoff, Before the Question of the Laws: Kafkan Reflections, in Kafka and the Contemporary Critical Performance: Centenary Readings (Alan Udoff ed. 1987).

Robin West, Authority, Autonomy, and Choice: The Role of Consent in the Moral and Political Visions of Franz Kafka and Richard Posner, 99 Harvard Law Review 384 (1985).

Specific Works

Brief an den Vater (Letter to His Father)

Carol Weisbrod, Family Governance: A Reading of Kafka's Letter to His Father, 24 University of Toledo Law Review 689 (1993).

Briefe an Milena (Letters to Milena)

Kathleen Callahan Moreau, Kafka's Briefe an Milena: An Analysis of Epistolary Rhetoric (Dissertation, University of Virginia, 1984).

In der Strafkolonie (In the Penal Colony)

Lida Kirchberger, Franz Kafka's Use of Law in Fiction: A New Interpretation of In der Strafkolonie, Der Prozess, and Das Schloss (1987)(New York University Ottendorfter Series; neue Folge; 22).

Walter Mller-Seidel, Die Deportation des Menschen: Kafkas Erzahlung In der Strafkolonie im Europ„ischen Kontext (1986).

Erwin R. Steinberg, The Judgement in Kafka's The Penal Colony, 5 Journal of Modern Literature 492 (1976).

Lewis W. Tusken, Once More with Chutzpah: A Brave Comparison of New Worlds in Nietzsche's The Genealogy of Morals and Kafka's In the Penal Colony, 10 Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 342 (1989).

Josephine, die S„ngerin

Deborah Harter, The Artist on Trial: Kafka and Josefine, "die S„ngerin", 61 Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift fr Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte 151 (March 1987).

Der Neue Advokat (The New Advocate or The New Attorney)

Walter H. Sokel, Kafka's Law and Its Renunciation: A Comparison of the Function of the Law in Before the Law and The New Advocate, in Probleme der Komparatistik und Interpretation: Festschrift fr Andr‚ von Gronicka zum 65. Geburtstag am 25.5.1977 193 (1978).

Ralf-Henning Steinmetz, Kafkas Neuer Advokat, 41 Wirkendes Wort 72 (March/April 1991).

M. Wasserman, Franz Kafka, the "New Attorney"--A Therapeutic Poem Offering a Jewish Way to Face Death, 31 Cithara: Essays in the Judeo-Christian Tradition 3 (1991).

Der Prozess (The Trial)

 

Bibliographies and Research Aids

Franz Kafka's Trial: A Bibliography of Interpretation (Kristen L. Smith and Sara de Mundo Lo, eds. 1984).

 

General Works

Jonathan Baldo, The Reader on Trial: Or, Is Reading Necessarily an Injudicious Act? in Critical Essays on Franz Kafka 235 (Ruth V. Gross ed. 1990)(Critical Essays on World Literature).

Bruce Bassoff, Kafka's The Trial, 41 Explicator 38 (Summer 1983).

Bruce Bassoff, The Model as Obstacle: Kafka's The Trial, in To Honor Rene Girard 299 (1986)(Stanford French and Italian Studies; 34).

Martin Beckmann, Franz Kafkas Romanfragment Der Prozess: Verzweiflung als "Selbst"-Gericht, 24 Colloquia Germanica, Internationale Zeitschrift fr Germanische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft 203 (1991).

Willard Bohn, The Trials and Tribulations of Josef K. and Meursault, 40 Orbis Litterarum 145 (1985).

Jrgen Born, Kafkas Roman Der Prozess: Das Janusgesicht einer Dichtung, in Was bleibt von Franz Kafka? Positionsbestimmung Kafka-Symposion Wien 1983 63 (Wendelin Schmidt-Dengler ed. 1985)(Schriftenreihe der Franz-Kafka-Gesellschafte; 1).

Russell E. Brown, Kafka's The Trial, 46 Explicator 26 (Summer 1988).

Cynthia B. Cohen, The Trials of Socrates and Joseph K., 4 Philosophy & Literature 212 (1980).

Lubomir Dolezel, Proper Names, Definite Descriptions and the Intensional Structure of Kafkas The Trial, 12 Poetics 511 (1983).

Heidi E. Faletti, Contrasting Distortions: The Trial as Novel and Film, in Transformations: From Literature To Film 165 (Douglas Radcliff-Umstead ed. 1987).

Heidi E. Faletti, The Working of Law in Kafka's Der Prozess and B”ll's Die Verlorene Ehre des Katharina Blum, 6 ALSA F. 149 (Spring 1982).

Scott Finet, Franz Kafka's Trial As Symbol in Judicial Opinions, 12 Legal Studies Forum 23 (1988).

Franz Kafka - Der Prozess: Die Handschrift redet, 52 Marbacher Magazin 1 (1990). Special issue.

Franz Kafka's The Trial (Harold Bloom ed., 1987)(Modern Critical Interpretations).

John L. Kundert Gibbs, "I Am Powerful . . . And I Am Only the Lowest Doorkeeper": Power Play in Kafka's The Trial and Pinter's Victoria Station, in Pinter at Sixty 149 (Katherine H. Burkman and John L. Kundert Gibbs ed. 1993)(Drama and Performance Studies).

Arnold Michael Hartstein, The Uses of Myth in Four Modern Tragedies: A Discussion of the Relationship Between Mythic Content and the Idea of Tragedy in Moby-Dick, The Princess Casamassima, The Trial and Waiting For Godot, (Dissertation, Ohio State University, 1981).

James Hawes, Faust and Nietzsche in Kafka's Der Prozess, 15 New German Studies 127 (1988/1989).

James Hawes, Revanche and Radicalism: The Psychology of Power in Der Prozess and Der Untertan, 18/19 Oxford German Studies 119 (1989/1990).

Claus Hebell, Rechtstheoretische und Geistesgeschichtliche Voraussetzungen fr das Werk Franz Kafkas: Analysiert an seinem Roman Der Prozess (1993) (Historisch-kritische Arbeiten zur deutschen Literatur; 11). Based on author's doctoral dissertation (University of Munich, 1982).

Ernest W. B. Hess-Luttich, The Rhetoric of Misunderstanding in Kafka's The Trial, 15 Journal of the Kafka Society of America 37 (June/December 1991).

Thomas Hines, The Trouble with Ambiguity: Franz Kafka's Novels The Trial and The Castle into Film, in Transformations: From Literature To Film 156 (Douglas Radcliff-Umstead ed. 1987).

R. J. Kavanagh, The Optimum Velocity of Approach: Some Reflections on Kafka's Trial, in Structure and Gestalt: Philosophy and Literature in Austria-Hungary and Her Successor States 195 (Barry Smith ed. 1981)(Linguistic and Literary Studies in Eastern Europe; 7).

Lida Kirchberger, Franz Kafka's Use of Law in Fiction: A New Interpretation of In der Strafkolonie, Der Prozess, and Das Schloss (1987)(New York University Ottendorfter Series; neue Folge; 22).

Stuart Lasine, Kafka's The Trial, 43 Explicator 34 (Spring 1985).

Ruth Link-Salinger, Leyt Dijn V'leyt Dajan: Prozesse und Urteile bei Franz Kafka und Peter Weiss im Kontrast zum G”ttlichen Urprozess in der Genesis, in Franz Kafka: Symposium 1983 81 (Wilhelm Emrich and Bernd Goldmann eds. 1985)(Mainzer Reihe; 62).
Britta Mache, The Burstner Affair and Its Significance for the Courtroom Scenes and the End of Kafka's Prozess, 65 The German Quarterly 18 (Winter 1992).

Ursula Maria Mandel, Life Without Myths: A Comparative Study of Franz Kafka's The Trial and Djuna Barnes' Nightwood (Dissertation, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1987).

Kevin H. Marino, Toward a More Responsible Profession: Some Remarks on Kafka's The Trial and the Self, 14 Seton Hall Law Review 110 (1983).

Anthony Mathews, Systems of Interpretation: Rhetoric and Evolution in the Published Interpretations of Kafka's Der Prozess (Dissertation, University of East Anglia, 1989).

Joan Mellon, Joseph K. and the Law, 12 Texas Studies in Literature & Language 295 (1970).

Piotr Parlej, Genre Criticism in The Trial: Kafka's Inimitable Tradition, 16 Journal of the Kafka Society of America 60 (June 1992).

Malcolm Pasley, Der Process, in Schriften, Tagebcher, Briefe (Jrgen Born ed. 1982).

Elaine Morillon Rakel, Le Pouvoir Anonyme: Les Voix Passives dans le ProcŠs de K., 2 TTR: Traduction, Terminologie, R‚daction: Etudes Sur le Texte et Ses Transformations 125 (1992).

Deborah Heller Roazen, A Peculiar Attraction: Bleak House, Der Prozess, and the Law, 5 Essays in Literature 251 (1978).

Martha S. Robinson, The Law of the State in Kafka's The Trial, 6 ALSA F. 127 (Spring 1982).

Judith Ryan, Our Trial: Franz Kafka's Challenge to Literary Theory, 18 Novel: A Forum on Fiction 257 (1985).

Glenn Sandstrom, Dostoevskian Thought and Rhetorical Strategy in The Trial, 15 Journal of the Kafka Society in America 53 (June/December 1991).

J. P. Stern, The Law of The Trial, in On Kafka: Semi-Centenary Perspectives 22 (Franz Kuna ed. 1976).

Henry Sussman, The Court as Text: Inversion, Supplanting, and Derangement in Kafka's Der Prozess, 92 PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association 50 (1977).

Henry Sussman, The Trial: Kafka's Unholy Trinity (1993)(Twayne's Masterwork Studies; 107).

Henry B. Wonham, The Aborted Phone Call: Hasterer's Role In and Out of The Trial, 35 Twentieth Century Literature 445 (1989).

 

Adaptations

Francis Gillen, From Novel to Film: Harold Pinter's Adaptation of The Trial, in Pinter at Sixty 137 (Katherine H. Burkman and John L. Kundert Gibbs ed. 1993)(Drama and Performance Studies).

Barbara Godard, (Re)Appropriation as Translation, 64 Canadian Theatre Review 22 (Fall 1990).

Peter Lev, Three Adaptations of The Trial, 12 Literature/Film Quarterly 180 (1984).

John Orr, The Trial of Franz Kafka,in Cinema and Fiction: New Modes of Adapting, 1950-90 13 (John Orr and Colin Nicholson eds. 1992).

 

Translations

Leigh Hafrey, Blasphemous Writing, Blasphemous Translation: Breaking the Language in Kafka's Trial and Thoughts on the Forthcoming Translation, 13 Journal of the Kafka Society of America 44 (June/December 1989).

Ursula Marie Mandel, Opening The Trial: Some Thoughts on Translating Kafka, 14 Journal of the Kafka Society of America 51 (June/December 1990).

Das Schloá (The Castle)

Winfried Georg Sebald, The Law of Ignominy: Authority, Messianism and Exile in The Castle, in On Kafka: Semi-Centenary Perspectives 42 (Franz Kuna ed. 1976).

 

Das Urteil (The Judgment)

Stanley Corngold, Kafka's The Judgement and Modern Rhetorical Theory, 7 Newsletter of the Kafka Society of America 15 (June 1983).

David G. Goodman, [Kinoshita Junji: Between God and Man A Judgement on War Crimes: A Play in Two Acts], 14 Journal of the Association of Teachers of Japanese 214 (September 1979).

James M. McGlathery, Desire's Persecutions in Kafka's Judgement, Metamorphosis and A Country Doctor, 7 Perspectives on Contemporary Literature 54 (1981).

V. Murrill & W. S. Marks, III, Kafka's The Judgement and The Interpretation of Dreams, 48 Germanic Review 212 (1973).

Malcolm Pasley, The Judgement (Trans. Kate Flores), in Explain To Me Some Stories of Kafka: The Judgement, the Metamorphosis, A Report to an Academy, the Hunger-Artist 23 (Angel Flores ed. 1983).

Vor dem Gesetz (Before the Law)

Els Andringa, Expert Readers Before Before the Law, in Empirical Studies of Literature: Proceedings of the Second IGEL-Conference, Amsterdam, 1989 39 (Elrud Ibsch, Dick Schram and Gerard Steen eds. 1991).

Hartmut Binder, Parabel als Problem: Eine Formbetrachtung zu Kafkas Vor dem Gesetz, 38 Wirkendes Wort 39 (March/April 1988).

Hartmut Binder, Parable as Problem: Formal Aspects of Kafka's Before the Law (Stanley Corngold trans.), 10 Journal of the Kafka Society of America 26 (June-December 1986).

Hartmut Binder, Vor dem Gesetz: Einfuhrung in Kafkas Welt (1993).

Herbert Deinert, Kafka's Parable Before the Law, 39 Germanic Review 192 (1964).

Jacques Derrida, Devant la Loi, in Philosophy and Literature 173 (A. Phillips Griffiths ed. 1984).

Jacques Derrida, Devant la Loi (Avital Ronell trans.), in Kafka and the Contemporary Critical Performance: Centenary Readings 128 (Alan Udoff ed. 1987).

Walter H. Sokel, Kafka's Law and Its Renunciation: A Comparison of the Function of the Law in Before the Law and The New Advocate, in Probleme der Komparatistik und Interpretation: Festschrift fr Andr‚ von Gronicka zum 65. Geburtstag am 25.5.1977 193 (Walter H. Sokel, Albert A. Kipa, & Hans Ternes eds. 1978).

Erwin R. Steinberg, Kafka's Before the Law: A Religious Archetype With Multiple Referents, 18 Cithara 27 (1978).

Erwin R. Steinberg, Kafka's Before the Law--A Reflection of Fear of Marriage: And Corroborating Language Patterns in the Diaries, 13 Journal of Modern Literature 129 (March 1986).

 

Influence

Teresa Bolet Rodriguez, Resonancias de Shakespeare y Kafka en Una Libra de Carne de Agustin Cuzzani, 5 Discurso Literario 89 (1987).

David G. Goodman, [Kinoshita Junji: Between God and Man: A Judgement on War Crimes: A Play in Two Acts], 14 Journal of the Association of Teachers of Japanese 214 (September 1979).

Tomoko Masuzawa, Behind the Law: Staging of Guilt in Kafka via Drrenmatt, 60 Journal of the American Academy of Religion 35 (Spring 1992).

 

 

 

 

 

 




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