Unformatted text preview: suffer)-Goes to secular school for Jews, taught in German (became a German speaking minority)-Lived on border of German ghetto and Christian community Novella could have been story of Franz Kafka: “Nothing can be accomplished in such a body” (his) parallels Samsa’s awkwardness as a bug Where does Samsa’s alienation come from?-Symptomatic of how Jews felt in Prague Deleuze & Guattari Minor literature: if you write in a smaller language within a larger one, it is minor (ex.: Spanish in America, French in Canada) 1. Language w/o territory (deterritorialization) 2. Everything is political 3. Everything has a collective value ALWAYS TRUE of Minor Lit:-Deterritorialization of minor languages and literature (a language w/o a territory) Kafka’s work could have been min. lit. b/c his German was awkward. Why? Perhaps he did not want his work to have an affinity with German culture...
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- Winter '08
- The Metamorphosis, Gilles Deleuze, Jean Jacque Rousseau, apparent conflict b/w, Jewish German bourgeoisie, Language w/o territory