In 1919, Marcel Proust was officially recognized as a great writer when the second volume of his magnum opus was awarded France's most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt. This conference, in honor of the centenary of Proust's Goncourt, brings together writers, scholars and translators to discuss the reasons Proust is now, 100 years later, more popular and influential than ever.
Participants include Anne Carson (reading her "Albertine Workout"), Nicholas Dames, Sara Danius, Lydia Davis, Saskia Hamilton, Andrew Holleran, Michael Lucey, Colm Toibin, Caroline Weber, Edmund White, Michael Wood, and Elisabeth Ladenson.
9:30 AM Registration
10:00 AM Michael Lucey | Sara Danius
11:30 AM Michael Wood | Caroline Weber
2:00 PM Nicholas Dames | Michael Wood | Caroline Weber | Saskia Hamilton
3:30 PM Lydia Davis | Elisabeth Ladenson
5:00 PM Colm Toibin | Edmund White | Andrew Holleran
6:30 PM Anne Carson
The conference is made possible by support from the Maurice I. Parisier Foundation, the Paul Leclerc Fund, the Maison Française, the French Department at Columbia University, and the Society of the Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities.