RUSSIAN 479 - Vladimir Nabokov and World Literature II: The American Years
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Russian (RUSSIAN)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
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Knowledge of Russian is not a prerequisite (all readings in English).
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Taught in English.
May not be repeated for credit.
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The course is the second part of the survey of Nabokov's life work. It will be devoted entirely to the American period of Nabokov's writing and cover his novels Bend Sinister, Lolita, Pnin, Pale Fire, Ada, Transparent Things, and Look at the Harlequins, as well as most of his English-language short stories and poems. Special attention will be paid to his activities as a translator, literary scholar, and educator. Students will be expected to read a wide selection of scholarly and critical works on Nabokov. Undergraduates concentrators in any field, including natural sciences, especially biology; graduate students of Slavic, English, Romance, German, and comparative literature, linguistics, and visual arts.

Three hours, lecture. Intensive reading; participation in class discussion; midterm report on secondary reading; final take-home examination or a research paper.

RUSSIAN 479 - Vladimir Nabokov and World Literature II: The American Years
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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