Vladimir Nabokov (LA)

Subject associations
SLA 417 / COM 406 / ENG 424 / RES 417
Term
Fall 2022
Instructors
Yuri Leving
Registrar description

In 1919, at the age of twenty, Vladimir Nabokov fled "the bloated octopus of state" of his native Russia and embarked on a dazzling bilingual literary career in emigration. This course focuses on Nabokov's masterly writing, which reflects a modernist preoccupation with narrative, temporality, and memory. The Russian and American novels are at the center of our attention, but readings include also a sampling of his shorter fiction, poetry, essays on literature, and the memoir Speak, Memory.