Reading Kafka Visually: Gothic Ornament and the Motion of Writing in Kafka’s Der Process

@article{Jirsa2015ReadingKV,
  title={Reading Kafka Visually: Gothic Ornament and the Motion of Writing in Kafka’s Der Process},
  author={Tom{\'a}{\vs} Jirsa},
  journal={Central Europe},
  year={2015},
  volume={13},
  pages={36 - 50}
}
  • Tomáš Jirsa
  • Published 2015
  • Philosophy
  • Central Europe
  • Through close examination of the chapter ‘Im Dom’ in Kafka’s novel Der Process, this articles explores how a particular visual mode can shape the writing of a text. The mode analysed here inheres in the setting of Kafka’s chapter: the architecture of the Gothic cathedral, which the art historian Wilhelm Worringer, a contemporary of Kafka’s, saw embodied in the figure of ornament. This encounter between literary language and Gothic space as two phenomena mutually engendering each other opens a… CONTINUE READING

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      German original: '" Du hast nicht genug Achtung vor der Schrift und veränderst die Geschichte' (Kafka, Der Proceß