Friday, August 31, 2018

Register for Philip Weinstein's Proust Seminar

Philip Weinstein, the Alexander Griswold Cummins Professor of English Emeritus at Swarthmore College, will present the next in the ongoing program series "Islanders Read the Classics", with a six-part seminar on Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time. This free seminar will be held at the Katharine Cornell Theater in Vineyard Haven.

In order to allow the library to prepare class materials and communicate with students, please sign up in advance at the library, or register online.

Professor Weinstein will be using the Random House/Modern Library edition, translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin ; revised by D.J. Enright. A limited number of copies are available through CLAMS, or may be requested through the Commonwealth Catalog. Reading assignments for each session appear below.

Wednesday, September 26th, 7 pm
Swanns’s Way, “Combray” pp 1-160

Wednesday, October 10th, 7 pm
Swann’s Way, “Combray” pp 161-265
“Place-Names: The Name” pp 545-606

Wednesday, October 24th, 7 pm
Within a Budding Grove pp 299-376, 417-74, 500-516

Wednesday, November 14th, 7 pm
Within a Budding Grove pp 549-606
The Guermantes Way pp 403-71, 487-99, 786-819

Wednesday, November 28th, 7 pm
Sodom and Gomorrah pp 1-44, 204-45
The Captive pp 83-123
Time Regained pp 173-218

Wednesday, December 12th, 7 pm
Time Regained pp 238-355, 502-32

The "Islanders Read the Classics" series is presented by the Martha's Vineyard Library Association in partnership with the Martha's Vineyard Times. Participants are encouraged to read the books in advance, however it is not required.

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