LASER Talks in Stanford: An Interdisciplinary Tribute to Franz Kafka
Three distinguished scholars will pay tribute to one of the most influential writers from three different perspectives.
Chaired by: Piero Scaruffi
When: February 13 at 12pm California time. Find your timezone here
Where: Online via Zoom
Access Info: https://stanford.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q2Ib4YyGRXSB5WHctVMzMw
Kafka died in 1924, leaving behind a meager literary corpus but his influence on the culture of the century has few equals.
* Stanley Corngold (Professor of
German and Comparative Literature, Emeritus, at Princeton University) is one of the world’s
experts on Kafka, having published extensively on his work, including
several translations, most recently “Expeditions to Kafka”. In
2009 Corngold co-founded and directed the Princeton Kafka Network with Oxford
and Humboldt Universities.
* Ken Krimstein writes and draws
cartoons for The New Yorker Magazine as well as gag cartoons for Harvard Business Review and many
publications. He recently embarked on a graphic narrative about the pivotal year in Prague when Einstein became “Einstein,” Kafka became “Kafka,” and everything changed forever, which resulted in the book “Einstein in Kafkaland - How Albert Fell Down the Rabbit Hole and Came Up with the Universe”.
* Media artist Claire Pentecost,
Professor Emeritus at the Art Institute of Chicago, has exhibited and lectured
internationally. Her installations often address the blurred line
between the natural and the artificial, focusing for many years on
anthropogenic changes in the indivisible living entity that animates our planet.
The Stanford LASERs are sponsored by the schools of Medicine, Engineering, and Humanities & Sciences, by Continuing Studies and by Chemical Engineering, and chaired by cultural historian Piero Scaruffi.
The are a program of international gatherings that bring artists, scientists, humanists and technologists together for informal presentations, performances and conversations with the wider public. The mission of the LASERs is to encourage contribution to the cultural environment of a region by fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and opportunities for community building to over 50 cities around the world. To learn more about how our LASER Hosts and to visit a LASER near you .