A Prize for Proust: the 1919 Prix Goncourt
Friday 13 December, at 19:00
Venue: Ciné Lumière - Institut français du Royaume-Uni, 17 Queensbery Pl, London SW7 2DT
Free but booking essential HERE
In December 1919, Marcel Proust won the prestigious Prix Goncourt for A l’ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs, the second volume in what would later emerge as one of the great novels of the twentieth century, A la recherche du temps perdu. Professor Edward Hughes (Queen Mary University London) explores the context in which Proust was working in 1919, the coverage given to the award and how A l’ombre can be read as the novel of modernity. The conference will be chaired by Dr Julia Hartley (University of Warwick).
As part of a wider initiative taking place all over the UK:The Choix Goncourt UK.