Teaching Nabokov's Lolita in the #MeToo Era: new volume!

Submitted by elena_sommers on Fri, 03/19/2021 - 12:48
book cover image: Teaching Nabokov's Lolita in the #MeToo Era

Dear colleagues Nabokovians,

Please help welcome my new volume!

Teaching Nabokov’s Lolita in the #MeToo Era (March 2021) seeks to critique the novel from the standpoint of its teachability to undergraduate and graduate students in the twenty-first century. The time has come to ask: in the #MeToo era and beyond, how do we approach Nabokov’s inflammatory masterpiece, Lolita? How do we read a novel that describes an unpardonable crime? How do we balance analysis of Lolita’s brilliant language and aesthetic complexity with due attention to its troubling content?

This student-focused volume offers practical and specific answers to these questions and includes suggestions for teaching the novel in conventional and online modalities. Distinguished Nabokov scholars explore the multilayered nature of Lolita by sharing innovative assignments, creative writing exercises, methodologies of teaching the novel through film and theatre, and new critical analyses and interpretations. Link is embedded in the title: Teaching Nabokov’s Lolita in the #MeToo Era (March 2021)

Looking forward to a new conversation!

Elena Rakhimova-Sommers