Graduate Scholar Talk - December 6, 2018

Marcel Proust and the Mass Press

Speaker: Max McGuinness, Department of French and Romance Philology

Max McGuinness presented his dissertation entitled “Modernism and Mass Press from Mallarmé to Proust”.  His dissertation is about how modernist authors used newspapers and magazines as a “literary laboratory” during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He has published articles in journals such as Dix-Neuf, French Studies Bulletin, and the Bulletin d'informations proustiennes. His translation of André Bernold’s L’Amitié de Beckett is available from the Lilliput Press. Max is also the New York theatre critic for The Financial Times.