Seminar on One Writer: Vladimir Nabokov
Listed in: Russian, as RUSS-225
Formerly listed as: ENGL-75 | ENGL-95 | RUSS-25
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Dale E. Peterson (Section 01)
An attentive reading of works spanning Nabokov’s entire career, both as a Russian and English (or “Amero-Russian”) author, including autobiographical and critical writings, as well as his fiction and poetry. Special attention will be given to Nabokov’s lifelong meditation on the elusiveness of experienced time and on writing’s role as a supplement to loss and absence. Students will be encouraged to compare Nabokov’s many dramatizations of “invented worlds” and to consider them along with other Russian and Western texts, fictional and philosophical, that explore the mind’s defenses against exile and separation. All readings in English translation, with special assignments for those able to read Russian. Two meetings per week.
Limited to 20 students. Not open to first-year students. Fall semester. Professor Peterson.
Cost: 0.00 ?
KeywordsForeign culture taught in English
Offerings2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Spring 2011, Fall 2013