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Submitted by dana_dragunoiu
on Fri, 10/21/2022 - 17:11
I would like to bring to your attention a two-part seminar that will take place on October 24 and October 27 titled “Nabokov’s Archives at the Pushkinskii Dom.” The seminar will take place in Russian and can be followed online. Here is the link for the program with instructions for watching:
Submitted by Brian_Boyd
on Mon, 10/17/2022 - 00:54
The 51st instalment of my Ada Annotations, to Part 2 Chapter 8 (the Ursus restaurant and the débauche à trois) is now available here (for IVNS members who have logged in). I'm afraid it seems to be the longest instalment yet, but it's a chapter particularly dense with allusions, obscurities, and layerings, even by Ada's standards.
Maurice Couturier's literary memoir, Down the Line with a Smile Shadowing Nabokov, makes its debut! Professor Couturier is Honorary President of the French Nabokov Society and the author of countless publications on Nabokov, including the influential monographs Nabokov ou la tyrannie de l'auteur (1993), Roman et censure ou la mauvaise foi d’Eros (1996), Nabokov ou la cruauté du désir (2004), Nabokov ou la tentation française (2012).
This book explores how one can read and teach literature with Jacques Derrida through a series of articles on Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita, ranging from 2003 to 2017. All of them resort to the French philosopher’s works as a basis for the analysis of the different chosen literary issues such as structure, genre, character or interpretation, for example.
The book addresses both Nabokovian specialists and students of Nabokov’s works, and could, thereby, be used as teaching guidelines not only for Lolita, but also for those interested in deconstruction.