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David Richard Ellison
University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL 33146-2503)

Proust's Theory of the Novel

To delve deeply into two problems which seem fundamental to a though investigation of the "theory-practice" conflict in Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu: first, the theme or subject of Romantic Irony and its relation to literary form, second, the theory of esthetics espoused by the English art critic John Ruskin, whom Proust translated and whose influence is evident in the Recherche.

Project fields:
Comparative Literature; French Literature

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1977 – 8/31/1977