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Past EventsSunday, February 26

Proust Among The Nations

Jacqueline Rose
Boyd Tonkin

In her book, Proust Among the Nations – from Dreyfus to the Middle East, Jacqueline Rose takes her far-reaching and often controversial analysis of the Middle East conflict into the heart of Europe. Offering a radical re-reading of the Dreyfus Affair through the lens of Marcel Proust, in dialogue with Sigmund Freud, she traces the shifting dynamic of memory and identity across the crucial and ongoing cultural links between Europe and Palestine. A plea for the responsibility of writing, the book makes the case for literature as a unique resource for understanding the political struggle and suggests new ways to think creatively about the violence in the Middle East.

Jacqueline Rose is Professor of English at Queen Mary, University of London. She has written extensively on psychoanalysis, feminism and literature in books such as Sexuality in the Field of Vision and On Not Being Able to Sleep: Psychoanalysis and the Modern World as well as The Question of ZionThe Last Resistance and The Jacqueline Rose Reader.

Boyd Tonkin is the literary editor of The Independent.

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