Who’s Afraid of Marcel Proust?

Who’s Afraid of Marcel Proust?

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Ever thought about reading Proust, but felt intimidated? It’s just too long, too serious, too difficult, too ‘great’, too much?

This five-week course will remove the intimidation factor from Proust. It offers a friendly, supportive and encouraging environment where we will find our way through Swann’s Way, the first volume of In Search of Lost Time. Meetings will be every fortnight.

Course Tutor: Robert Hemmings, PhD

Dr Robert Hemmings has been teaching, researching, and writing about literature and culture for more than 25 years. He has published widely (a book, many articles and chapters) on a wide range of topics, including modernism, material culture, nostalgia, trauma, medical humanities, war poetry and children’s literature.

He has a special interest in lifelong learning and so is very pleased to have the opportunity to read and discuss poetry and other cultural texts at the Ilkley Playhouse.

Course Dates on Thursdays:

25th January

8th and 22nd February

7th and 21st March


Starts: Thursday 25th January 2024 1pm - 2.30pm

£40 for 5 weeks (fortnightly sessions)

Sheridan Suite