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From No. 8, Spring 1982 (Vladimir Nabokov Research Newsletter)
Professor Nabokov: A Review Essay by Stephen Jan Parker
[Steve Parker (1939-2016) was a student of Nabokov's at Cornell, and a Professor at the University of Kansas; he was the founder of the Vladimir Nabokov Society (as it was then called) in 1978, and of its newsletter long edited by him, which became The Nabokovian and eventually "TheNabokovian.org."]
One may presume that with the appearance of Lectures on Russian Literature (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich & Bruccoli Clark, New York, 1981), following Lectures on Literature (1980), the public has now been given what is expected to be the complete record of Vladimir Nabokov's classroom teachings. If this is the case, then the reader of the two volumes of Lectures will come away with incomplete knowledge of both the content and approach that Nabokov brought to his courses. [Read More]
Sat, 05/20/2023 - 07:40
The IVNS is pleased to announce a new research support program: small grants to help graduate students and independent scholars travel to access archival and other site-restricted materials. The maximum grant is $600, and the deadline is June 20, 2023. See this page for more information and a link to the application form.
Tue, 05/09/2023 - 21:58
The newly published issue (No. 84) and call for the next issue can be found here. Early-, Mid-career and senior scholars are encouraged to submit their brief discoveries to this section. The next deadline is August 1st.
Fri, 04/28/2023 - 05:46
From Matt Roth, organizer of NOSE
I’m happy to announce that the next Nabokov Online Seminar will be held on 11 May at 9:30 AM (Eastern Time—US and Canada). This NOSE will be an Author Spotlight, featuring Julie Loison-Charles, who will present on her recent book, Vladimir Nabokov as an Author-Translator (Bloomsbury, 2022), followed by a conversation with Stanislav Shvabrin and a question-and-answer period. We expect the event to last 60-90 minutes. Zoom link below. I hope to see you there!
MattRoth is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: NOSE: Author Talk with Julie Loison-Charles
Anoushka Alexander-Rose (2022) ‘Plainspoken about Jew and Gentile’: Vladimir Nabokov, the legacy of Russian liberalism, and the Jewish question, Jewish Culture and History, DOI: 10.1080/1462169X.2022.2137661
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.