Evolution of an idea or a discipline central to the humanities. Content varies from year to year. For University Honors Program students only. Offered: Sp.
The course will deal with the AMERICAN novels of Vladimir Nabokov: Pnin, Lolita, and Pale Fire. We will also read parts of his autobiography, Speak, Memory and some short stories written in English.
Week 1-2: SPEAK, MEMORY; American Stories
Week 3-4: PNIN
Week 5-7: LOLITA
Week 8-10: PALE FIRE
REQUIRED BOOKS (all Vintage Edition):
Nabokov: 1. Pnin 2. Lolita 3. Pale Fire 4. The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov 5. Speak, Memory
Critical Materials (Also Required): 1.Brian Boyd: Nabokov's Pale Fire (paperback) 2. Julian Connolly: A Reader's Guide to Nabokov's Lolita (paperback) 3. Diment: Pniniad (paperback); 4. Kuzmanovich and Diment: MLA Approaches to Teaching Lolita (paperback)
Course library reserves are at Odegaard.
For the rest of the description, please see Russ 240.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
There will be a special Honors section one hour a week (Thursday 3:30-4:20)
Class assignments and grading