Monday, January 11, 2010


Book Launch. Teresa Whitington's The Syllables of Time: Proust and the history of reading reveals reading to be one of the main activities to occupy the inhabitants of the world of Marcel Proust's novel A la recherche du temps perdu. All human activity is glossed by means of a series of metaphors of reading, extending the reader's domain beyond the written text. Through a series of illuminating analyses, Teresa Whitington shows how this web of references builds into a specifically Proustian account of both the outer, social context of reading and the inner, psychological world of the reader.
Teresa Whitington is librarian in Dublin and a graduate of Arts, Library and Information Studies and postgraduate in modern French literature.

Wednesday 20 January 6.30pm

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