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C LIT 396 B: Special Studies In Comparative Literature

VLADIMIR NABOKOV AND JAMES JOYCE

Meeting Time: 
MW 12:30pm - 2:20pm
Location: 
SMI 211
SLN: 
11801
Instructor: 
Galya Diment

Syllabus Description:

Vladimir Nabokov and James Joyce

The course, taught annually, examines the works of Vladimir Nabokov, from his early novels written in Europe to his later masterpieces, including Lolita, Pnin, Pale Fire, and Ada. By popular demands I will be teaching Nabokov and Joyce this Spring (VN:Stories, Poetry, The Gift, Lolita; JJ: Dubliners, Poetry, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses) but the focus will still be more on Nabokov than on Joyce, whose two novels we will not read in full, unlike Nabokov's.

REQUIRED BOOKS (ALL AT UBOOKSTORE):
NABOKOV:

THE GIFT (VINTAGE)
LOLITA (VINTAGE)
THE STORIES OF VLADIMIR NABOKOV (VINTAGE)

VN CRITICISM:

APPROACHES TO READING LOLITA (KUZMANOVICH AND
DIMENT)

JOYCE:

DUBLINERS (VIKINGS)
A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN (VIKINGS)
ULYSSES (VINTAGE)

JJ CRITICISM: T

HE NEW BLOOMSDAY BOOK: A GUIDE THROUGH ULYSSES (HARRY BLAMIRES)

SCHEDULE:
Week 1-2:
Nabokov and Joyce as Short Story Writers and Poets
Nabokov’s Russian Stories
Joyce’s Dubliners
Nabokov’s and Joyce’s Poetry
Week 3-4-5:
Nabokov’s and Joyce’s Portraits of Artists
Nabokov, The Gift
Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Week 6-7-8-9-10:
Nabokov’s and Joyce’s Banned Masterpieces:
Nabokov’s Lolita
Joyce’s Ulysses

 

Additional Details:

The course, taught annually, examines the works of Vladimir Nabokov, from his early novels written in Europe to his later
masterpieces, including Lolita, Pnin, Pale Fire, and Ada. By popular demands I will be teaching Nabokov and Joyce this Spring (VN:
Stories, Poetry, The Gift, Lolita; JJ: Dubliners, Poetry, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses) but the focus will still be more on Nabokov than on Joyce, whose two novels we will not read in full, unlike Nabokov's.

REQUIRED BOOKS (ALL AT UBOOKSTORE):
NABOKOV:

THE GIFT (VINTAGE)
LOLITA (VINTAGE)
THE STORIES OF VLADIMIR NABOKOV (VINTAGE)

VN CRITICISM:

APPROACHES TO READING LOLITA (KUZMANOVICH AND
DIMENT)

JOYCE:

DUBLINERS (VIKINGS)
A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN (VIKINGS)
ULYSSES (VINTAGE)

JJ CRITICISM: T

HE NEW BLOOMSDAY BOOK: A GUIDE THROUGH ULYSSES (HARRY BLAMIRES)

SCHEDULE:
Week 1-2:
Nabokov and Joyce as Short Story Writers and Poets
Nabokov’s Russian Stories
Joyce’s Dubliners
Nabokov’s and Joyce’s Poetry
Week 3-4-5:
Nabokov’s and Joyce’s Portraits of Artists
Nabokov, The Gift
Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Week 6-7-8-9-10:
Nabokov’s and Joyce’s Banned Masterpieces:
Nabokov’s Lolita
Joyce’s Ulysses

Catalog Description: 
Offered by visitors or resident faculty. Content varies.
Department Requirements Met: 
Literature Elective
GE Requirements Met: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Other Requirements Met: 
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 9:20am
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