Kafka in Translation, Part Two: Voice and Music
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to compare, contrast, and analyze different translations of The Metamorphosis across media
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.11-12.6; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.7; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1.A
Part two of this multi-day investigation of translation focuses on the relationship between Kafka's texts and sound. Specifically, students will examine audio recordings of Kafka's texts read aloud, repurposed for radio, and reinterpreted for musical composition.
Students should come to this lesson having read Kafka's "'A Message From the Emperor': A...
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