Arts and Ideas

Proust and the Arts

Interdisciplinary Conference on the Centenary of Swann's Way
April 19-20, 2013 (9am-4pm)
Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, Harvard University

Please visit the conference website for registration, program, and details.

Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time (1913-1927) looks across the arts to construct a monumental meditation on the significance of art in life. Proust’s sweep is both retrospective, turning to painting, architecture and music from centuries past, and forward-looking, anticipating the fragmented aesthetic of a new century. On the centenary of the publication of Swann’s Way, the first volume of Proust’s immense novel, this conference brings together scholars and performers from a plurality of fields to examine and celebrate the connections Proust invites us to make between art and life, past and future.

Free and open to the public. Seating is limited; registration is recommended. Registration will open on April 1, 2013.

Sponsors:
Bacon Fund
Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Consulate General of France in Boston
Department of Comparative Literature, Harvard University
Department of Music, Harvard University
Department of Philosophy, Harvard University
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
Elson Family Arts Initiative, Harvard University
Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University
Office for the Arts, Harvard University
Presidential and Museum IT Fellows Program, Harvard University
Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities, Harvard University
Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies, Harvard University