New Interpretations course by Howard Bloch and Pierre Saint-Amand: Proust, Remembrance of Things Past

Jacques-Emile Blanche, Portrait of Marcel Proust, 1892
June 16, 2018

 “The only paradise is a lost paradise.”  

A close reading (in English) of Marcel Proust’s masterpiece, Remembrance of Things Past, with emphasis upon major themes: time and memory, desire and jealousy, social life and artistic experience, sexual identity and personal authenticity, class and nation. Portions from Swann’s Way, Within a Budding Grove, Cities of the Plain, Time Regained considered from biographical, psychological/psychoanalytic, gender, sociological, historical, and philosophical perspectives.

HUMS 409: Interpretations: Proust, Remembrance of Things Past
Fall 2018
Howard Bloch and Pierre Saint-Amand

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