Proust Seminar

SFSU Professor of Comparative & World Literature, Mark Calkins has led the Proust Seminar at the Mechanics' Institute Library since 2001. In September 2017, the Seminar will begin its sixth 3-year cycle, starting again with Swann's Way.

  • The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 5:30pm to 6:30pm at Mechanics’ Institute.

  • This session will begin on September 13, 2017 and end February 28, 2018.

  • Registration is open to all.

    • Mechanics' Institute members pay $70 for each 5-month session;

    • Members of the public pay $100.

  • This cycle, Dr. Calkins will begin using William Carter's revised translation of Swann's Way, published by Yale University Press. However, any translation is acceptable.

Contact Heather at or 415.857.6727 with questions about registration, or contact Dr. Calkins with questions about the group.