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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!



RESCHEDULED: Stanislav Shvabrin at the Institute of Russian Literature, November 18

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Tue, 11/02/2021 - 05:16

Dear All:

Stanislav Shvabrin's talk, which could not take place on November 16 due to technical issues, has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 18, 8 pm SPb time (12 pm EST). Organized by Pushkinskii Dom, the talk will be on the subject of Nabokov and Jules Supervielle. The seminar proceedings will be in Russian.

If you wish to watch the seminar, please watch on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d4Cv75PjYE

With best wishes to all,

Tatiana Ponomareva


Lolita Documentary and Accompanying Literary Evening

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Tue, 10/19/2021 - 04:57

From Julie Loison-Charles, President of Les Chercheurs Enchantés:

Unfortunately the international version of the Lolita documentary is not ready yet but the director has given us a link to the original version (all French) that members outside of France can now open: https://vimeo.com/624543920/fc37d9d250

Reminder: Hidden Nabokov deadline Nov 1

Submitted by stephen_blackwell on Mon, 10/18/2021 - 07:09


The final extended deadline for submissions to the Hidden Nabokov Conference at Wellesley College with an excursion to Cambridge, 15-19 June, 2022, is in just two weeks, Nov. 1, 2021.  If you've already submitted an abstract, you don't need to resend it -- but you can replace it with a revised version or a new proposal if you wish. Please note as well that we invite poster presentations and panels.


September 29: Nabokov Seminar at the Institute of Russian Literature, St. Petersburg

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Mon, 09/27/2021 - 06:03

Друзья, уже очень скоро, 29 сентября состоится наш очередной Набоковский семинар - первый после летнего перерыва. В этот раз с нами известнейший литературовед Михаил Вайскопф (Израиль) , с очень интересной и неожиданной темой - "Символические путешествия в романах "Машенька" и "Король, дама, валет". Семинар проходит полностью online. Всем коллегам мы, как всегда, с радостью вышлем ссылку, пишите Татьяне Пономаревой по адресу nabokovreadings@gmail.com Ждем вас 29 сентября в 20.00.