Nabokov in Europe and America


This course begins with our close reading of Vladimir Nabokov's autobiography Speak, Memory. We then study some of the author's first works originally written in Russian and published in émigré presses. In the second half of the course, we move to a selection of his short stories and novels originally written in English, including Lolita, Pnin, and Pale Fire. Discussion topics will include memory, multilingualism, migration, authorial identity, narrative personae, and literature as enchantment. Requirements include three short papers, weekly Canvas and in-class participation, and an oral presentation. All assignments are in English.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU IS; AS HUM; AS LCD

Section 01

Nabokov in Europe and America
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