Schedule of Events

Thursday, December 3

Location: Performing Arts Theater

4:00 p.m. – Opening Remarks
Welcome by John Majewski (Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara)
Opening remarks by Julie Carlson (University of California, Santa Barbara)

4:30-6:00 p.m. – Opening Panel
University of California, Santa Barbara faculty members Kay Young (English), Amit Shilo (Classics), Russell Samolsky (English)

6:00 p.m. – Reception

7:30 p.m. – UCSB Mind Readers: Kafka’s Comedies
An evening of adaptations on stage


Friday, December 4

Location: Mosher Alumni House

9:30 a.m. – Coffee and Welcome

10:00 a.m. – “Transformations of Sacrifice,” Wolf Kittler (University of California, Santa Barbara)

11:00 a.m. – “Unclaimed Monstrosity,” Fred Moten (University of California, Riverside)

11:45 a.m. – “Zoomorph Walk,” Lisa Jevbratt (University of California, Santa Barbara)

12:30-2:00 p.m. – Lunch

2:00 p.m. – “Aporetic Agency: Trials and Metamorphoses,” Katrin Trüstedt (Erfurt University and Yale University)

2:45 p.m. – “Insect Politics: Kafka and Hactivism,” Colin Milburn (University of California, Davis)

3:30 p.m. – Coffee Break

3:45 p.m. – “‘You Gregor!’  Structures of Address in The Metamorphosis,” Michael Levine (Rutgers University)

4:30 p.m. – “Kill-boxes. Kafka's Beetles, Drones,” Elisabeth Weber (University of California, Santa Barbara)


Saturday, December 5

Location: MultiCultural Center (in the University Center)

9:30 a.m. – Coffee and Welcome

10: 00 a.m. – “Kafka's Messianic Animals,” Judith Butler (University of California, Berkeley)

11:00 a.m. – “Exoskeleton – Reshaping Body and Mind,” Jacob Rosen (University of California, Los Angeles)

11:45 a.m. – “The Time of the (Trap)door,” David Wills (Brown University)

12:30 p.m. – Lunch