Comparative Literature | Topics in Literature, the Other Arts, and Their Interrelationship
C355 | 6268 | Prof. Hertz


C355(6268) /C655(6276): Topics in Literature, the Other
Arts, and Their Interrelationship:
Marcel Proustís Search for Lost Time and the Other Arts

Prof. Hertz   TR  4:00-5:15
*Satisfies A&H and Intensive Writing Requirements*


One of the founding writers of literary modernism, Marcel Proust is
also know for his wide-ranging taste in the arts and for his theories
of time and perception. In this course, we will read most of Marcel
Proustís In Search of Lost Time with continual reference to his
extensive borrowings from music and the visual arts (both painting
and architecture). Some of the artists who appear in Proustís huge
work are Bartolomeo, Botticelli, Giotto, Fantin-Latour, Moreau,
Corot, Manet, Turner and Whistler. Among the musicians pertinent to
the study of Proust are Bach, Beethoven, Wagner, Debussy, Faurť, and
Franck. Some readings from Ruskin, William James, Bergson and Freud.
Other short critical readings from anthropology, literary criticism,
art history and music history will enhance our study. Visits to the
IU Art Museum and IU School of Music performances required. Required
readings will be in translation, but reading knowledge of the French
is welcome, particularly among graduate students.