Nabokov and Cultural Synthesis|
Spring 2018 not offered
COL 265, REES 263, RULE 263|
This course will trace the development of Nabokov's art from its origins in Russian literature by close readings of the motifs that spiral outward through his (principally English-language) novels.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Alexander Pushkin's EUGENE ONEGIN;
Nabokov's translation and commentary to EUGENE ONEGIN, SPEAK, MEMORY, INVITATION TO A BEHEADING, DESPAIR, THE REAL LIFE OF SEBASTIAN KNIGHT, PNIN, LOLITA, PALE FIRE, "The Vane Sisters", "Signs and Symbols" and other stories
|Examination and Assignments: |
One or two class presentations; one parody; two short papers; ambitious term paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This is sophisticated material. Students must be, or be willing to work actively to become, close readers and literary detectives. See web page for Russian 263 at pmeyer.faculty.wesleyan.edu