French Lecture Series

4:30 PM  - 6:00 PM
Wednesday Mar 12, 2014
Neill Hall (formerly Humanities Building) 401

Professor Anne-Marie Gronhovd will present "The Pleasure of Reading Proust." Gronhovd will discuss what excites the reader in Proust is the social comedy with its taste of tragedy and humor. Proust put the world of ideas in a vast social fresco passably burlesque. He was the great analyst of desire, jealousy, and social class.


Anne-Marie Gronhovd is Emerita Professor of French and African Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College. She received her Ph.D. in French Literature of the Twentieth Century, her doctoral thesis was on Marcel Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu. 


Her research interests include French literature of the twentieth Century to the present, critical literary theory, French and Francophone women writers; and North African studies, with an emphasis on Algeria with the works of Maïssa Bay and Malek Bennabi.


She published essays and a book on Marcel Proust, Du côté de la sexualité, and articles and essays on Albert Camus, Marguerite Duras, and Québécois women writers. She writes book reviews for The French Review. 

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Sponsored By: French and Francophone Studies

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