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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 spring, 2019 we will be reading Volume IV: Sodom and Gomorrah. As we explore the development of a fictional Marcel struggling to become a writer, we engage with a wide range of colorful characters and gain insights into Parisian society in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Our 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. The primary focus of the study group is a collaborative reading of approximately 50 pages/week. Our study group structure, which has evolved over past semesters, provides many opportunities for active engagement. Participants can lead/co-lead a discussion of pages under review, and on occasion all members share in the leadership by bringing in a question, passage or theme for discussion. Additionally, participants can make a presentation on a topic of interest. While study group members should be familiar with previous volumes, supplemental materials and coordinator assistance will be provided. No class on 5/27/19.

Class Details

13 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Julian Breslow2.Margo Sorgman 



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Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 05/27/2019)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
3/4/2019 - 6/3/2019 Weekly - Mon 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Margo Sorgman  ; Julian Breslow  ClassRoom