The Polish Journal of Aesthetics
53 (2/2019)

Editors: Barry Smith (University at Buffalo), Monika Stępień (University of Warsaw), Sonia Kamińska (Jagiellonian University). Submission Deadline: December 31, 2018.

Franz Kafka is one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century, and thus one of the writers most often discussed by philosophers. In this issue, we view the author of The Trial and Metamorphosis as a philosopher, drawing attention not only to the traces of philosophical thinking in his writings and correspondence, but also to his educational and cultural background.

We invite papers on topics such as the following:

         Kafka as student and heir of Franz Brentano and Anton Marty, and his relations to the so-called Brentano School

         Kafka and Prague (the Café Louvre: Christian von Ehrenfels, Hugo Bergman, Emil Utitz, Oskar Pollak, Oskar Kraus, Alfred Kastil, Berta Fanta, Ida Freund, Max Brod)

         Kafka as inspiration for existential philosophy

         Kafka and vegetarianism

         Did Kafka foresee totalitarian regimes?

         Kafka’s Jewish heritage

         Kafka and aesthetics

         Kafka and Nietzsche

         Kafka and Meister Eckhart

         Kafka’s influence on philosophy

Submission deadline: December 31, 2018.

We invite all Authors to read the instructions, ‘For Authors’, and make sure that each article is complete (including an abstract, keywords, a bibliography, and note on the author) at the time of submission.