Event Date: 26 May 2010
Áine Larkin (RHUL)
Playing on the Nerves: Performances Musical and Sexual in Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu
Áine Larkin is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, where she studied English and French literature. In 2001 she took up the Vincenette et Claude Pichois PhD Studentship in the Department of French at TCD. Her doctoral research explored the assimilation of photography into late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century French literature, and her doctoral thesis concerned the thematic and figurative appropriation of photographic motifs by Marcel Proust in the writing of his novel À la recherche du temps perdu. In 2008 she was awarded a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Together with text/image relations, her research interests include contemporary women writers in French, literature and medicine, and the literary representation of music and dance.
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