Kata Gellen: German Jewish Modernism

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 3:00pm

Speaker(s): 
Kata Gellen

The North Carolina Jewish Studies Seminar presents Kata Gellen, Assistant Professor of Germanic Languages and Literature at Duke University. Gellen's main areas of research are German literary modernism, German-Jewish culture, Weimar cinema, and Austrian literature. Her manuscript, Kafka and Noise: The Discovery of Cinematic Sound in Literary Modernism, is under review at Northwestern University Press. In this intermedial study she demonstrates that the role of noise in Kafka's writings is best understood through the theory and practice of film sound. Her next project will examine the twentieth-century East European German-Jewish novel, or Galizienroman, as a modernist form and the tradition and modernity, as well as questions of modernist form and style, in authors such as Joseph Roth, Soma Morgenstern, and H. W. Katz

John Hope Franklin Center Room 240 -- Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall

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White, Deirdre
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