Kafka and Noise
The Discovery of Cinematic Sound in Literary Modernism
A series of disruptive, unnerving sounds haunts the fictional writings of Franz Kafka. In Kafka and Noise, Kata Gellen applies concepts and vocabulary from film theory to Kafka's works in order to account for these unsettling sounds. Rather than try to decode these noises, Gellen explores the complex role they play in Kafka's larger project.