Our April celebration of the 100-th anniversary of the publication of Franz Kafka's seminal works of fiction:
“The Metamorphosis "
was well attended, enjoyable and satisafying. It will be remembered with a prolonged discussion.
Elizabeth Rohwer presented an analysis of Kafka's portrait of Gregor's unconsciousness, drawing on a paper in the Journal of Jungian Scholarly Studiesentitled "Unconsciousness and Survaval: Kafka's Metamorphosis."
Byron LaDue performed selected readings from the story.
The event concluded with a screening of a dramatization of Vladimir Nabokov's famous lecture on the "Metamorphosis" at Cornell University in the 1950s, starring Christopher Plummer.