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978-0-7391-7703-7 • Hardback • March 2014 • $121.00 • (£93.00)
978-1-4985-5044-4 • Paperback • December 2016 • $54.99 • (£42.00)
Nicholas Dungey is professor of political philosophy in the Department of Political Science at California State University, Northridge.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Power, Discourse, and Subjectivity
Chapter 2: Disciplinary Power and the Apparatus in Kafka’s “In the Penal Colony”
Chapter 3: Disciplinary Power, The Law, and the Arrest in The Trial
Chapter 4: Writing, Resistance, and Freedom
Chapter 5: Writing and the Art of Self-Creation
About the Author
By reading Kafka through Foucault, Dungey illuminates and deepens Kafka’s striking claim that he was nothing but literature and could not and did not want to be anything else. In Dungey’s close analysis, Kafka’s life as a work of art becomes both an act of self-creation that contains its own dangers and possibilities and a form of resistance that contests the normalizing forces of society.
— P.E. Digeser, Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara