Nabokov & Cultural Synthesis

Reader! Welcome to the Nabokov pages of Wesleyan University. This is a meeting place for past, present, and future participants in the course Nabokov and Cultural Synthesis which is offered every second year. It provides links to major sources of information for the Nabokov enthusiast as well as announcements of relevant current events. The spiralling outward of relevant sources is potentially infinite; we limit our links to English literature and Russian literature as Nabokov's principle thesis and antithesis yielding the cultural synthesis his oeuvre represents.


Course materials
           Syllabus, schedule

Class list


            How to write a motif study, a subtext analysis, a peer review.

Motif bank

Bank of short subtexts Subtext analyses

Student papers

Onegin parodies

Onegin Parodies Short Subtexts Subtext Analyses Motif Bank Student Papers Pictures
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