The Subject of Women in Proust
Proust's narrative in A la Recherche du temps perdu suggests that women are merely objects in Marcel's development. But how are women in Proust's fiction more than just objects? Given their centrality to the text, a reexamination of the ways in which Proust writes female characters is overdue.
We are looking for papers that move beyond women as objects of desire. Despite extensive descriptions and metaphors, female characters seem to slip away from concrete definition, defying assured characterization.