ONLINE SEMINAR
May 15 | Sodom and Gomorrah by Marcel Proust

$350.00$892.50

Our reading of Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, continues with volume 4, Sodom and Gomorrah. As we pick up the story, our narrator’s attention is drawn to questions concerning sex, sexuality and love as he continues to negotiate his way through the streets and salons of Paris. We’ll see the return of characters from previous volumes — we’ll come to see them in new light as Proust’s masterpiece on memory and lost time continues.

When: Six weekly sessions on Sundays at 11 a.m. Eastern, starting May 15, 2022

Duration: 2 hours per session

Cost: C$350 plus 13% HST (approx. US$278 plus 13% HST); save 15% when you register for the remaining 3 Proust seminars together

Group Size: 12-participant limit

How: We meet on Zoom; you will receive joining instructions approx. 3 weeks before the seminar start date. For your privacy, all our Zoom seminars are password-protected and are never recorded. See full conditions at the bottom of this page.

All seminar payments are nonrefundable. All discount codes must be used at time of purchase. If you would like to apply your Toronto Pursuits 2020 deposit to this seminar, please contact us.

Description

LEADER

Dr. Wendy O’Brien is a philosopher with over 30 years’ experience teaching in academic and non-academic environments, including Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Waterloo, Harvard, Oxford and the Art Gallery of Ontario. Her work explores subjects including power, violence, the relation to the Other, home, silence, and creativity. She is presently working on a long-term project on the concept of wonder. An active member of the Ontario literary scene, she has been an interviewer for organizations including By the Lake Book Club, the Toronto International Festival of Authors and GritLit, as well as hosting Bourbon and Books book club in both Toronto and Hamilton.

BOOK

Sodom and Gomorrah by Marcel Proust, translated by Charles Kenneth Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin (In Search of Lost Time, vol. 4)
(Modern Library/Penguin Random House, 1999)
ISBN-13: 978-0375753107

Please be sure to obtain this edition/translation.              

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Our reading of Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, continues with volume 4, Sodom and Gomorrah. As we pick up the story, our narrator’s attention is drawn to questions concerning sex, sexuality and love as he continues to negotiate his way through the streets and salons of Paris. We’ll see the return of characters from previous volumes — we’ll come to see them in new light as Proust’s masterpiece on memory and lost time continues.

“We dream much of a paradise, or rather of a number of successive paradises, but each of them is, long before we die, a paradise lost, in which we should feel ourselves lost too.”

All online seminar payments are nonrefundable. All discount codes must be used at the time of purchase; no retroactive discounts will be issued.

All seminars are subject to minimum enrollment of 7 participants. Click the link for full terms and conditions for Classical Pursuits online seminars.

Classical Pursuits does not record seminars. By participating in any seminar, registrants agree not to make their own seminar recordings and to abide by the Classical Pursuits code of conduct.

Additional information

Multiple seminars discount

Sodom and Gomorrah only, The Captive and The Fugitive only, Time Regained only, All 3 seminars