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Radical Kafka: Howard Caygill & Josh Cohen

28 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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Franz Kafka: poet of despair, domination, damnation; prophet of the 20th century’s inevitable atrocities. Or was he? Join us for what promises to be a night of fascinating discussion as Howard Caygill, author of Kafka: In the Light of the Accident, tries to convince us that, contrary to the received wisdoms, Kafka was in fact a writer of militant, and often comic, defiance; a writer whose work speaks to the radical politics of his time, and ours.


Howard will be joined in the discussion by psychoanalyst and professor Josh Cohen.


HOWARD CAYGILL is Professor of Modern European Philosophy at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Kingston University. His books include Kafka: In Light of the Accident and On Resistance: A Philosophy of Defiance.


JOSH COHEN is Professor of Modern Literary Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London, and a psychoanalyst in private practice. He is the author of many books, including The Private Life: Why We Remain in the Dark.


Tickets £3, returnable as a discount against Howard’s book. Click here to buy.




28 March
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Burley Fisher Books
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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