FREN 3357 Memory and Literature (Fall: 3 )
This course explores the dynamic interaction between literature and memory across time and genre. Readings include extracts from Genesis (Joseph's story), Augustine's Confessions (Book 10), essays by Montaigne (eg, I, 9 on liars; II, 6 on practicing to die), the opening movement of Proust's great novel In Remembrance of Time Past, Sebald's Austerlitz, and Manea's The Hooligan's Return, a Memoir. Secondary readings from Freud and recent scientific research on memory and the brain, as well as the film Memento, will support our literary excursions.
Instructor(s): Matilda Bruckner
Last Updated: 05-Mar-14