A literary talk on Franz Kafka, by academic Teresa Seruya, will be held today, Thursday, February 16, 7 pm, at Goethe Institut — Lisboa.

The talk will be moderated by journalist and literary critic Filipa Melo. The session is part of the cycle named Crossed Readings, in which Portuguese guests talk about pieces of German-language authors that somehow marked them, according to a note by the institute.

Franz Kafka (1883-1924), born in Prague and trained as a lawyer, is a reference in world literature. The Metamorphosis is one of his most famous works.

With a licentiate degree in Germanic Philology, Teresa Seruya is a researcher in the field of 20th century German-language literature, translation studies and comparative studies, the note says. She has translated works by Goethe, Kleist, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Alfred Döblin, Thomas Mann e Franz Kafka, according to the institute.