This contribution, which is part of a collective research project upon the role of money and indebtedness in Western societies, examines how the specific counterintuitive worlds, Franz Kafka conjures, overthrow the individual adaptive behaviour inside a system ruled by recurrent crises in financial capitalism. As a practice of life Kafka’s literature creates characters and situations able to undermine and contrast a libidinal economy based on the servant- master relationship which still affects Western societies. Kafka’s stylistic devices extend the inner world of human experience by confronting us with moments of psychic intensity to which his creatures respond by breaking up current images and catachresised metaphors as well as by recombining words and signs in a new understanding of life and of human relationships

Dis-adattare al debito : Kafka, la letteratura e la parola che chiama / R. Maletta - In: Re Mida a Wall Street : debito desiderio distruzione tra psicoanalisi, economia, filosofia / [a cura di] F. Leoni. - Prima edizione. - Milano : Mimesis, 2015. - ISBN 978-88-5752-952-3. - pp. 147-174

Dis-adattare al debito : Kafka, la letteratura e la parola che chiama

R. Maletta
2015

Abstract

This contribution, which is part of a collective research project upon the role of money and indebtedness in Western societies, examines how the specific counterintuitive worlds, Franz Kafka conjures, overthrow the individual adaptive behaviour inside a system ruled by recurrent crises in financial capitalism. As a practice of life Kafka’s literature creates characters and situations able to undermine and contrast a libidinal economy based on the servant- master relationship which still affects Western societies. Kafka’s stylistic devices extend the inner world of human experience by confronting us with moments of psychic intensity to which his creatures respond by breaking up current images and catachresised metaphors as well as by recombining words and signs in a new understanding of life and of human relationships
Der Beitrag ist Teil einer kollektiven Forschungsarbeit über die Rolle von Schuld- und Finanzwesen in westlichen Gesellschaften. Untersucht wird inwieweit die verblüffenden kontraintuiven Welten, welche Franz Kafka heraufbeschwört, imstande sind das anpassungsfähige Verhalten des Einzelnen im Finanzkapitalismus zu neutralisieren, wobei die adaptiven Umweltverhältnisse auf den Kopf gestellt werden. Kafkas Stil verstrickt die Leser in Situationen und Beziehungen, die nicht einfach auf Ent- bzw. Verfremdung abzielen sondern vielmehr das im westlichen Denk- und Diskurssystem noch immer florierende Herr-Knecht-Verhältnis unterwandern. Kafkas rhetorische Strategien erweitern dadurch die innere Vorstellungswelt, dass sie verkrustete Bilderfolgen sprengen und verschlissene Metaphern auflösen. Indem Zeichen, Satzgefüge, vereinzelte Sprachfetzen sinnwidrig montiert werden, gewinnen sie unerwartete Bedeutungen im wirklichen, alltäglichen Leben. In der Kafka’schen Welt wird der Leser mit den Schattenseiten zwischenmenschlicher Beziehungen konfrontiert und dadurch zu neuartigen Einsichten ins Ökonomische des Trieblebens verholfen.
indebtedness; Western system of values; Kafkian counterfactuals; Freudian and Lacanian theory; animal and parasite communication; SCHLÜSSELWÖRTER: Schuldwesen; Westliches Wertsystem; Kafkas kontrafaktische Konstellationen; Freud’sche und Lacan’sche Psychoanalyse; tierische bzw. parasitäre Kommunikationsformen
Settore L-LIN/13 - Letteratura Tedesca
Settore M-PSI/07 - Psicologia Dinamica
Settore M-FIL/04 - Estetica
Settore M-FIL/03 - Filosofia Morale
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