Studies in Contemporary Lit:

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This seminar will examine the modernist, worldly side of Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu. We’ll consider Proust as a theorist of everyday life: a sociologist of culture, a queer aesthete, a botanical enthusiast, a gambler and stock market speculator, an investigator of media, a translator, a fashion connoisseur, and a tourist. We’ll also be interested in Proust as phenomenologist: a thinker who experiments with the grounds and limits of sensation and perception, exploring a variety of experiences—from states of unconsciousness to heightened, multi-sensory modes of awareness.

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Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Fall 2018

Hannah Freed-Thall
R: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM 19UP 225