Course Details

Course offered Spring 2015

Honors 212 D: Vladimir Nabokov & James Joyce

Honors 212 D: Vladimir Nabokov & James Joyce (A&H)

SLN 14849 (View UW registration info »)

Galya Diment (Slavic Languages and Literatures)
Office: A219 Padelford Hall, Box 354335
Phone: 206-543-6848
Email: galya@uw.edu

Credits: 5
Limit: 5 students

Honors Credit Type

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.

ALL READINGS AND DISCUSSIONS ARE IN ENGLISH. NO PRE-REQUISITES!

Class participation (20%); Midterm (for all but longer for grads and Honors; 30%); Final (Papers for grads; longer exams for Honors; 50%)