From: Charles L. Byrd <[log in to unmask]>
I was glad to see a description of my "Nabokov and the Russian Tradition"
course taught here at Washington University, St. Louis posted by Travis
Gosselin recently. I'll be happy to send anyone interested in this class a
copy of the course description and syllabus if you send me via e-mail a
request and postal address. I hope during the coming summer to put these
materials on a web page with links to other internet Nabokov resources.
As I was preparing the class, I found Priscilla Meyer's syllabus posted on
the web for a course, entitled "Nabokov and Cultural Synthesis" (if I'm
not mistaken), particularly helpful. We were fortunate to be able to
invite Alexander Dolinin of the University of Wisconsin in for a lecture
in conjunction with our Nabokov course, and I would certainly encourage
anyone interested in teaching Nabokov to be in touch with him, as he
teaches Nabokov regularly. I have also heard of a successful Nabokov
course being offered recently at the University of Texas, Austin.
I strongly agree that it would be helpful for many of us to compile a data
base of Nabokov syllabi and other teaching materials in order to compare
notes. We might also consider at some point a conference session devoted
to the specific concerns of teaching Nabokov.
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