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Proust Seminar - SOLD OUT!
with Dr. Mark Calkins

Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (also known in English as Remembrance of Things Past) is a monumental, seven-volume novel that Edmund White calls, "the most respected novel of the twentieth century." SFSU Professor of Comparative & World Literature, Mark Calkins has led the Proust Seminar at the Mechanics' Institute Library since 2001. In February 2020, the Seminar continues with the last volume of the novel, Time Regained.

  • The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at Mechanics' Institute.
  • This semester will begin on February 12, 2020, and end June 24, 2020.
  • This cycle, Dr. Calkins will use the Modern Library edition of Time Regained. However, any translation is acceptable.
  • Registration is CLOSED - SOLD OUT!
    • If you’d like to join the Proust Seminar as a new student, the Seminar cycle starts from the beginning of September of 2020.

For questions about future registration, contact Myles at [email protected] or 415-857-6721. For questions about curriculum please contact Dr. Calkins at [email protected].


Proust Seminar

4th Floor Board Room
Myles Cooper - 415-857-6721

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