Franz Kafka and Michel Foucault : Power, Resistance, and the Art of Self-Creation
Franz Kafka and Michel Foucault: Power, Resistance, and the Art of Self-Creation is applicable to undergraduates, graduate students, and academic researchers interested in modern and postmodern political theory, politics, and literary criticism. Specifically, this book engages important themes such as power, language, subjectivity and the possibility of fully developed postmodern account of the subject, resistance to power, and an aesthetic interpretation of life.
- Hardback | 186 pages
- 157.48 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
- 05 Mar 2014
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1: Power, Discourse, and Subjectivity Chapter 2: Disciplinary Power and the Apparatus in Kafka's "In the Penal Colony" Chapter 3: Disciplinary Power, The Law, and the Arrest in The Trial Chapter 4: Writing, Resistance, and Freedom Chapter 5: Writing and the Art of Self-Creation Conclusion Bibliography About the Author Index
By reading Kafka through Foucault, Dungey illuminates and deepens Kafka's striking claim that he was nothing but literature and could not and did not want to be anything else. In Dungey's close analysis, Kafka's life as a work of art becomes both an act of self-creation that contains its own dangers and possibilities and a form of resistance that contests the normalizing forces of society. -- P.E. Digeser, Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara
About Nicholas Dungey
Nicholas Dungey is professor of political philosophy in the Department of Political Science at California State University, Northridge.