Nabokov and Cultural Synthesis|
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: (COL)(REES-MN)(REES-Lang/Lit/C)(REES-Social Sci)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
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, THE GIFT, PNIN, LOLITA, PALE FIRE, "The Vane Sisters", "Signs and Symbols"
|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
|Instructor(s): Meyer,Priscilla Times: ..T.R.. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 2||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 18||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: 6|
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