ONLINE SEMINAR
September 26 and 27 | Thérèse Raquin

$150.00

True crime, 19th-century style: Emile Zola’s Thérèse Raquin was inspired by a scandalous story Zola read about in the paper, and was cause for scandal itself. The novel was decried as “putrid,” as nothing more than pornography. But scholars argue it was also the first work of Zola’s that made his critics and readers see him as more than a churner-out of potboilers. Thérèse Raquin is a good starting point to explore Zola’s efforts to write a new kind of novel, one that used scientific ideas emerging at the time to see and reflect the world in what Zola and other proponents of naturalism believed was a more faithful way.

When: Two sessions on Sept. 26 and 27 at 4 p.m. Eastern

Duration: 2 hours per session

Cost: C$135 plus 13% HST (approx. US$105 plus 13% HST)

Group Size: 14-participant limit

How: We meet on Zoom; you will receive joining instructions approx. 3 weeks before the seminar start date.

Online seminar payments are nonrefundable. Discount codes must be used at the time of purchase.

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LEADER

Melanie Blake is the executive director of Classical Pursuits. She reads widely in francophone literature and is eager to explore with you the nature and purpose of Emile Zola’s She has led seminars for Classical Pursuits on Albert Camus, literary memoir, WWI poetry among others, and will be leading the Paris Café Culture tour in spring 2023. She has a BA in English from Fordham University, with a minor in French from Fordham and the Université de Montpellier, and an MA in literary linguistics from the University of Nottingham.

BOOKS

Thérèse Raquin, by Emile Zola and translated by Adam Thorpe
(Vintage/Random House, 2014/2015)
ISBN-13: 978-0099573531

There are many translations of Thérèse Raquin and they vary significantly. Please be sure to obtain this translation by Thorpe, which is readily available new and used.

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True crime, 19th-century style: Emile Zola’s Thérèse Raquin was inspired by a scandalous story Zola read about in the paper, and was cause for scandal itself. The novel was decried as “putrid”, as nothing more than pornography. But scholars argue it was also the first work of Zola’s that made his critics and readers see him as more than a churner-out of potboilers. Thérèse Raquin is a good starting point to explore Zola’s efforts to write a new kind of novel, one that used scientific ideas emerging at the time to see and reflect the world in what Zola and other proponents of naturalism believed was a more faithful way. Classical Pursuits will continue to explore naturalism in The Beast Within and Germinal in the upcoming months.

Online seminar payments are nonrefundable. Discount codes must be used at the time of purchase.

All seminars are subject to minimum enrollment of 7 participants. By participating in any seminar, registrants agree to abide by the Classical Pursuits code of conduct.

 

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