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Reading Proust

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CourseGraphic For four semesters, our Marcel Proust reading group has been navigating his autobiographical fiction masterpiece In Search of Lost Time. In fall 2019, we will be reading Volume V: The Captive & The Fugitive translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin (Modern Library Classics, 2003). As we explore the development of a fictional Marcel from young dreamer to writer, we engage with a wide-range of colorful characters, and gain insights into Parisian society in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Our close reading of the text enables us to observe the dawning and development of a revolutionary approach to literature in particular and to art in general. Proust guides our exploration of what it means to be human. The primary focus of the study group is a collaborative reading and discussion of 66 pages/week. Our study group structure provides many opportunities for active engagement. Usually, study group members can lead/co-lead a discussion of pages under review; on occasion, all members share in the leadership by bringing in a question, passage, or theme for discussion. Additionally, study group members can make a presentation on a topic of interest. While participants should be familiar with previous volumes, supplemental materials and coordinator assistance will be provided. 

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Julian Breslow2.Margo Sorgman 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
9/9/2019 - 12/9/2019 Weekly - Mon 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Margo Sorgman  ; Julian Breslow  ClassRoom