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RUSS 240/543//C LIT 396//ENGL 242/550//HONORS 212

VLADIMIR NABOKOV AND JAMES JOYCE
S P R I N G Q U A R T E R 2 0 1 7
PROF. GALYA DIMENT (galya@uw.edu)
OFFICE HOURS: TH 3:30-5:30 Padelford A219
TAS: ALISON KNIGHT (aek8@uw.edu; W TBA; Padelford A210G)
VERONICA MUSKHELI (nika@uw.edu; T 11-1; Padelford A215)

REQUIRED BOOKS (ALL AT UBOOKSTORE):
NABOKOV: THE GIFT (VINTAGE)
LOLITA (VINTAGE)
THE STORIES OF VLADIMIR NABOKOV (VINTAGE)

LECTURES ON LITERATURE (HARCOURT)
COLLECTED POEMS (PENGUIN OR KNOPF)

VN CRITICISM: APPROACHES TO TEACHING LOLITA (MLA; KUZMANOVICH AND
DIMENT)

JOYCE: DUBLINERS (VIKINGS)
A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN (VIKINGS)
ULYSSES (VINTAGE)
COLLECTED POEMS (REPRINT, 2012)

JJ CRITICISM: THE NEW BLOOMSDAY BOOK: A GUIDE THROUGH ULYSSES
(HARRY BLAMIRES)

WEEK BY WEEK:

I. VN &JJ AS POETS AND SHORT STORY WRITERS

WEEK ONE. POETRY. SHORT STORIES
Tuesday: INTRODUCTION
Thursday: JJ and VN Poetry. Dubliners, 9-41; VN Stories, 3-43

WEEK TWO. SHORT STORIES
Tuesday: Dubliners, 42-117; Stories, 44-115
Thursday: Dubliners, 118-74; Stories, 116-72

II. VN’s & JJ’s PORTRAITS OF ARTISTS

WEEK THREE. SHORT STORIES. JOYCE’S PORTRAIT
Tuesday: “The Dead” (Dubliners, 175-224); Stories, 277-85; 413-

36. Portrait, Ch. I.
Thursday: Portrait, Chs. II-III

WEEK FOUR. PORTRAIT. VN’s GIFT. VN’s BIRTHDAY!!! (Apr. 23)
Tuesday: Portrait, Chs. IV-V (to the end).
Thursday: Gift, Ch. I.

WEEK FIVE. GIFT
Tuesday: Chs. II-III
Thursday: Ch. IV

TAKE-HOME MIDTERM
Given Thursday of Week 5 (Due Tuesday, of Week 7)

WEEK SIX. GIFT. VN on JJ. INTRO TO ULYSSES
Tuesday: Ch. V (to the end); Lectures, 1-6; 371-82
Thursday: Ulysses, Part I; Lectures, 285-301 (Blamires, 3-19)

III. VN’s & JJ’s BANNED MASTERPIECES

WEEK SEVEN. JJ’s ULYSSES: AN EPIC JOURNEY THROUGH LIFE
Tuesday: Part II. 4-6; 9; Lectures, 301-20; 324-30 (Bl. 23-43; 76-92)
Thursday: Part III; Lectures, 354-70 (Bl. 199-249)


WEEK EIGHT. MEET THE IMMORTAL NYMPHET: LOLITA
Tuesday: Lolita, Part I, Chs. 1-21; Approaches, 1-42
Thursday: Part I, Chs. 22-33; Approaches, 43-70

WEEK NINE. LOLITA: HOW TO READ IT
Tuesday: Part II, Chs. 1-16; Approaches, 71-100
Thursday: Part II, Chs. 17-33 (and “On a Book Entitled Lolita”);
Approaches, 101-40

TAKE-HOME FINAL, “W”/HONORS PAPERS, GRADUATE PAPERS
Given Thursday of Week 9; May 25 (Due Tuesday, June 6, by 5pm.)

WEEK TEN. CINEMATIC APPROACHES TO LOLITA
Tuesday: Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita
Thursday: Adrian Lyne’s Lolita; Approaches, 141-69




Class Participation 20%; Take-Home Midterm 30%;
Final (Take-Home Final or a 12-15 pp. paper for “W”
Credit (Honors can choose), or a 15-20pp graduate
paper for E550 and R543) 50%











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