9:30 AM–7:00 PM Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall
To RSVP, please click here. In 1919, Marcel Proust was officially recognized as a great writer when the second volume of his magnum opus was awarded France's most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt. This conference, in honor of the centenary of Proust's Goncourt, brings together writers, scholars and translators to discuss the reasons Proust is now, 100 years later, more popular and influential than ever.
Participants include Anne Carson (reading her "Albertine Workout"), Nicholas Dames, Sara Danius, Lydia Davis, Saskia Hamilton, Andrew Holleran, Michael Lucey, Colm Toibin, Caroline Weber, Edmund White, Michael Wood, and Elisabeth Ladenson.
9:30 AM Registration
10:00 AM Michael Lucey: "Proust, Albertine, Dostoevsky, and People Who Talk Strangely"
Caroline Weber: "Proust and the Gratin"
Michael Wood: "The Philosophy Class"
2:00 PM Round Table with Nicholas Dames, Saskia Hamilton, and Michael Wood
3:30 PM Lydia Davis in conversation with Elisabeth Ladenson
5:00 PM Round Table with Andrew Holleran, Colm Toibin, Caroline Weber, and Edmund White
6:30 PM Anne Carson: "The Albertine Workout" (reading)
The conference is made possible by support from the Maurice I. Parisier Foundation, the Paul Leclerc Fund, the Maison Française, the French Department at Columbia University, and the Society of the Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities.