Interpretations: Proust, Remembrance of Things Past (Fall 2018)

Meeting Time: 
TTh 11.35-12.50

 “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 WayWithin a Budding GroveCities of the PlainTime Regained considered from biographical, psychological/psychoanalytic, gender, sociological, historical, and philosophical perspectives.

Syllabus

Howard Bloch and Pierre Saint-Amand