Proust

Term: Fall 2011

Subject Code: GLIB

Course Number: 5815

The prominent place of Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time in the literary canon belies the content of the work. One way to summarize the book is to describe it as the story of Marcel's vocation as a writer, or more specifically, as a reader of books, people and experiences. This seminar will focus on the historical and cultural contexts with which Proust's novel engages. Students will also write about the more provocative readings Proust has inspired, including those by Walter Benjamin, Frederic Jameson, Julia Kristeva, Nathalie Sarraute and Gilles Deleuze. The prominent place of Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time in the literary canon belies the content of the work. One way to summarize the book is to describe it as the story of Marcel's vocation as a writer, or more specifically, as a reader of books, people and experiences. This seminar will focus on the historical and cultural contexts with which Proust's novel engages. Students will also write about the more provocative readings Proust has inspired, including those by Walter Benjamin, Frederic Jameson, Julia Kristeva, Nathalie Sarraute and Gilles Deleuze.


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