Three Comparative Literature professors will speak at the upcoming conference January 24 on theology in Benjamin and Kafka. Niklaus Largier responds to a panel on Kafka, Benjamin,and Scholem, followed by a conversation on the topic between Robert Alter and Chana Kronfeld.

Benjamin, Kafka, and Theology

24 January, 2017, 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley

2:30-4:30 pm: Session 1

Moderator: Karen Feldman (UCB, German)

Vivian Liska (University of Antwerp) “Kafka, Narrative, and the Law”

Gilad Sharvit (Townsend Fellow) “Exile and Tradition: Benjamin and Scholem on Kafka”

Response: Niklaus Largier (UCB, Comp Lit)

5-6 pm: Session 2

Conversation: Robert Alter with Chana Kronfeld (UCB, Comp LIt)

6-7 pm: Reception