Welcome to The Nabokovian!

Welcome to the official site of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society (IVNS). You can access most of the site as you wish, but to add to or edit material wiki-style, as we would love you to do, you will have to register to the site by following the protocol spelled out below.

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New Feature: Classics from The Nabokovian

Introducing a new feature: read classic materials from the archives of the print version of The Nabokovian. Selected by the site's editors, contents will be featured free of charge and will vary quarterly. Full access to all of the print and electronic issues of The Nabokovian are available on this site to members of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society (IVNS). To join, please go here.

Our third feature is "Colloquy on Browning's Door" from the 34th issue (1995) of The Nabokovian.  Enjoy your reading!



Nabokov Online Journal presents a new double issue

Nabokov Online Journal marks the writer's 124th birthday by publishing a double issue [Vol. XVI (2022) and XVII (2023)]. The new volumes feature a round table “Nabokov and Religion” in two parts; articles by Gavriel Shapiro, Kristen Welsh, Maxim D. Shrayer, Leona Toker, Dennis M. Read, and Meghan Vicks; an interview with Dmitri Nabokov’s literary secretary Alexei Konovalov; an archival publication by Grigori Utgof, and much more.


Yuri Leving Sun, 04/23/2023 - 02:07
Call for Submissions to IVNS 2023 Prizes

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society is currently seeking submissions for its 2023 Prizes, generously funded by the Vladimir Nabokov Literary Foundation, for excellence in undergraduate and graduate-level work, published articles, and books. Work can be self-nominated. Instructors are invited to nominate students. The deadline for nominations is April 30th, 2023.

dana_dragunoiu Mon, 03/27/2023 - 06:02
Inaugural Nabokov Online Seminar (NOSE) and subsequent NOSE events

From Matt Roth, organizer of NOSE:

I am sending this message to remind my fellow Nabokovians of upcoming deadlines and events.

dana_dragunoiu Tue, 03/21/2023 - 10:37
Zembla relocated to archive.org

Zembla has become an archive-only site, via archive.org. Following the link here should take you to a useable version of the site and its components. The link to Zembla under "Websites" has also been modified; in the future that link should remain valid. At the moment, the "Criticism" section (articles) appears to display functionally in Firefox, but not in Chrome or Edge.

stephen_blackwell Thu, 03/16/2023 - 14:08
Call for Participants (NOSE)

Call for Participants

Those interested in presenting on the following topics should contact Matthew Roth at mroth@messiah.edu. Please include a brief statement outlining your proposed approach to the topic you have chosen. Deadline: 26 March 2023


dana_dragunoiu Tue, 02/21/2023 - 17:54