Examines the works of Vladimir Nabokov, from his early novels written in Europe to his later masterpieces, including Lolita, Pnin, Pale Fire, and Ada. Offered: AWSp.
The course will deal with major Russian and American novels of Vladimir Nabokov: The Defense (or Luzhin's Defense), Despair, Pnin, and Lolita.
ALL READINGS AND DISCUSSIONS ARE IN ENGLISH. NO PRE-REQUISITES!
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture and discussion. A separate one-hour section for graduate students and Honors students
Class assignments and grading
Reading and writing
Class participation (20%); Midterm (for all but longer for grads and Honors; 30%); Final (Papers for grads; longer exams for Honors; 50%)