Monster/Thresholds: Kafkaesque Reading of 'The Monstrous'
26 Pages Posted: 10 Mar 2013
Date Written: March 8, 2013
Arguing that the “Liminal Space” and the figure of the monster share more similarities than might be glimpsed at first sight, we first mobilize some of Levinas’ and Blanchot’s concepts to define a Non-Space of the “Absolute Other” at the threshold of which monsters are created as interfaces or “Translating-Machines.” We create this model for the projection/production of monstrous composite entities based on Kafka’s short text, “Before the Law” and the hierarchy of thresholds and interfaces that it deploys into/as “The Beyond.”
Keywords: Monster, Threshold, Space, Kafka, Otherness, Translating Machine
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