Have you always wanted to read In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust? Myself and a 50+ other ambitious, literary enthusiasts have set out on what a friend termed, “A Reader’s Everest.” Over the next few years, we are reading this seven volume, 4,215 page tome and using a reading guide to help us along this trek as well.
We created the In Search of Lost Time Reading Group to take this ambitious journey together and you are welcome to join us. When you sign up, you will have access to the reading schedule, which averages about 30 pages a week, a link to our private group where all the discussions take place, and you'll have a list of each of the supplemental texts we are reading along the way. Additionally, there is a reading introduction published each week that functions to summarize and contextualize that week's reading.
We follow a schedule but everyone reads at their own pace and contributes to the conversation when they can. The accountability and consistency is designed to keep everyone on track to ensure we actually reach the top of this literary mountain.
Jessica S. Manuel is a reader, writer, and college professor. Her work explores the intersections of contemporary theories and philosophies with classic and contemporary literature.
She earned her B.A. in English with an emphasis in Critical Theory and a minor in Theological Studies from The Master's University. She went on to earn her M.A. in English (Literature) from San Francisco State University where she studied 19th-20th Century Literatures with a special studies emphasis in Critical Theory. After examining the intersections of psychoanalysis and contemporary literature, she wrote her thesis on Haruki Murakami's use of the unconscious in Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.
After earning her M.A., she continued her education at University of California, San Diego where she studied and earned certificates in teaching adult learners, literature, and online teaching and learning. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design at Clemson University.
Jessica offers online adult literature courses and reading groups for life-long learners through Book Oblivion Academy and also teaches writing and literature courses at the college level.