After a brief comparative study of their short stories, the course will focus on selected novels by each author. Texts include: Pnin, Lolita, and Pale Fire by Nabokov; and, by Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49, and Gravity’s Rainbow (to which a substantial portion of the latter part of the course will be devoted).
The Class: Type: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: midterm and final papers (roughly 15-18 pages total), and a take-home final exam
Prerequisites: a 100-level ENGL course, or a score of 5 on the AP English Literature exam, or a score of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level IB English exam
Enrollment Preference: English majors, not open to first-year students
Distributions: Division I;
Attributes: ENGL Literary Histories C