RUSSIAN 478 - Vladimir Nabokov and World Literature I: The Russian Years
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Russian (RUSSIAN)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
Credits:
3
Advisory Prerequisites:
Knowledge of Russian not required.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is a first part of a historical as well as theoretical introduction to Nabokov's intellectually challenging literary art as a unique phenomenon of Russo-American cultural synthesis. Readings during fall term include Russian short stories and novels (King-Queen-Knave, Glory, The Eye, Despair, The Gift, Invitation to a Beheading, and the unfinished Solus Rex), plays (The Grand-dad and The Waltz Invention), selected poetry, and Nabokov's first English novel The Real Life of Sebastian Knight. The students will be expected to read a wide selection of scholarly and critical works on Nabokov. There will be a midterm paper (consisting of a critical report on selected items of secondary reading) and a final take-home exam: a selection of essay topics, and some specific questions and i.d’s. Independent research papers of high quality instead of a final take-home are encouraged, as are lively contributions to class discussion.

RUSSIAN 478 - Vladimir Nabokov and World Literature I: The Russian Years
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001 (LEC)
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17998
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Meets w/English 482.
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