On Friday 18 October 2024 from 3.30pm to 5pm BST our members will have the opportunity to attend a curator-led tour of Kafka: Making of an Icon at the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Opening in May 2024, Kafka: Making of an Icon marks the 100th anniversary of the author’s death, celebrating not only his achievements and creativity but also how he continues to inspire new literary, theatrical and cinematic creations around the world.

The exhibition features materials from the archives of the Bodleian Libraries, which hold the majority of Franz Kafka’s papers, including literary notebooks, drawings, diaries, letters, postcards, glossaries, and photographs. Notably, the notebooks in the archive include the original manuscripts of two of Kafka’s unfinished novels, Das Schloss (The Castle) and Der Verschollene (America), as well as a number of short stories.

The tour will be guided by Professor Katrin Kohl, a co-curator of the exhibition. Katrin is a Fellow and Tutor in German at Jesus College, and Professor of German Literature at the University of Oxford.

Further details on the event and how to book will be published closer to the date.


18 October - 18 October
Time 15:30 - 17:00
Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries Broad Street
Oxford, OX1 3BG

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