The Kafka Society of America (KSA) was established in San Francisco in 1975 by Marie Luise Caputo-Mayr, with the encouragement of Walter H. Sokel, the Society's honorary president. Caputo began publishing the Society's Newsletter in 1977, which is now the Journal of the Kafka Society of America (JKSA), the oldest Kafka-related journal and only Kafka research journal in existence.
The KSA was founded in order to facilitate and stimulate scholarly exchange in the field of international Kafka studies. It has been connected with bibliographical research for the last three decades, resulting in Franz Kafka: International Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Literature (Saur, Munich, 2000), published in three volumes, and, at over 1,000 pages, the most extensive Kafka bibliography thus far, with German and English commentaries on book publications. The bibliography is currently being updated, and a CD-ROM version is under development by Saur, Munich. You may contact the authors, or , with updates, corrections and recommendations for the bibliography.
The KSA is an officially recognized Allied Organization of the Modern Language Association of America (MLA). Meetings of the Society are held each year at the end of December in conjunction with the MLA Convention. Since 1977, the JKSA has presented papers given at the annual meetings, other articles, essays, bibliographies, information on dissertations, research reports, advance notice of Kafka projects, publications, exhibitions, conferences and other materials of interest. Submissions are welcome. Since 2000, with the change of location to New York, the Journal's “New International Series” began.Membership is open to anyone interested in Kafka studies. For further information, suggestions and comments, please email: or .
|Honorary President||Walter H. Sokel, University of Virginia|
|Honorary Board||Walter H. Sokel, University of Virginia
Jürgen Born, University of Wuppertal, Germany
Stanley A. Corngold, Princeton University
|Vice-president||, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater|
|Director and Editor|
|Executive and Editorial Advisory Committee||, McMaster University, Hamilton
Peter Demetz, Yale University
Mark Harman, Elizabethtown College
Michael Levine, Rutgers University
, City College, CUNY
, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
, Harvard University
Walter H Sokel, University of Virginia
, SUNY, Buffalo
(Special Associate Editor for Volume 30)
|In Collaboration with||, Stanley Corngold, Ruth Gross and|
Journal of the Kafka Society of America, ISSN: 0894-6399.
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