Dissociation, Delusion and the Splitting of the Self in The Trial by Franz Kafka: Phenomenology and Neurobiology of Schizophrenia- by Elisabete Castelon Konkiewitz and Edward Ziff

Abstract In this essay, we propose an association between Franz Kafka’s novel, The Trial, and phenomenological and neurobiological processes in schizophrenia. We begin by presenting a summary of the plot, pointing to some of its remarkable literary aspects. We next compare the mental processes of dissociation, disorientation and delusion as represented … Continue lendo…

Letter to His Father by Franz Kafka: Literary Reconstruction of a Traumatic Childhood? by Elisabete Castelon Konkiewitz and Edward Ziff

Abstract Franz Kafka’s Letter to His Father is one of the greatest examples in world literature of memory of a traumatic childhood. In it, the author takes a retrospective journey through his life, recollecting and analyzing the reasons for the estrangement and hostility between a father and a son. This essay considers Letter … Continue lendo…