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!



Announcing: IVNS Research Grants (June 20, deadline)

Submitted by stephen_blackwell on 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.

General Editorship changes hands on May 1st

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Thu, 05/04/2023 - 04:54

Dear All:

It is with great pleasure that I share the following announcement: as of May 1st, the General Editor of TheNabokovian.org is Stephen Blackwell. Thank you, Steve, for taking over!

And thank you, everyone, for making my time as General Editor so rich in memorable interactions with fans of Nabokov from all over the world. 

Your former General Editor,



Next NABOKOV ONLINE SEMINAR (NOSE) May 11, at 9:30 am (EST)

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on 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!

Matt Roth is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: NOSE: Author Talk with Julie Loison-Charles