David Ellison – Proust and Translation

Proustian Afterlives

Event Date: 26 May 2010

David Ellison (University of Miami) – Proust and Translation

David Ellison is Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at the University of Miami. His areas of interest for research and teaching are: French literature of the 19th and 20th centuries; narrative and narratology; German-French literary relations; literature and philosophy; Marcel Proust. He is the author of The Reading of Proust (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984), Understanding Albert Camus (The University of South Carolina Press, 1990), Of Words and the World: Referential Anxiety in Contemporary French Fiction (Princeton University Press, 1993), and Ethics and Aesthetics in European Modernist Literature: From the Sublime to the Uncanny (Cambridge University Press, 2001 hardback, 2006 paperback). He has published articles and essays on nineteenth-century French poetry and on the realist and modernist European novel in a comparative perspective. With his colleague Ralph Heyndels he has edited volumes on Victor Hugo and Arthur Rimbaud. His latest book, A Reader’s Guide to Proust’s ‘In Search of Lost Time’, has recently been published by Cambridge University Press.




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Film: Fantasme (2006) by Candida Romero

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