Vice President Election of the Vladimir Nabokov Society
Priscilla Meyer, current President of the VladimirNabokov Society, is
completing her term in December. In January 2006,Zoran Kuzmanovich,
vice-president and editor of NABOKOV STUDIES,becomes President of the
for a two-year term. (2006-2008). Theby-laws require an election for
vacated VP office.
The nominatingcommittee has put forward two distinguished Nabokovians
candidates.Brief resumes follow.
ONLY SOCIETY MEMBERS -IN-GOOD-STANDING AREELIGIBLE TO VOTE. PLEASE
VOTE BY FORWARDING THIS E-MAIL TO PRISCILLA MEYER(ADDRESS ABOVE)
AFTER WRITING EITHER "BLACKWELL" OR
"CONNOLLY" IN THE SUBJECT LINE. The deadline is December 1,2005.
STEPHEN BLACKWELL received his PhD in Slavic Languages and
at Indiana University. Since 1995 he as been teaching Russian
literature and language at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
The author of several articles on Nabokov, he has also published
Paradox: The Figured Reader in Nabokov's Gift (2000), and co-edited
(with three others) the Festschrift In Other Words: Essays to Honor
Vadim Liapunov (2000). He has also written about Nikolai Gogol, Lev
Tolstoy, Iulii Aikhenvald, and Mikhail Bulgakov. He is currently
conducting research for a book about the interrelations of Nabokov's
scientific and artistic sensibilities; this project was awarded an
summer stipend in 2005.
JULIAN W. CONNOLLY received his Ph.D. fromHarvard University. He is
currently Professor at the University ofVirginia, and serves as Chair
of the Department of Slavic Languages andLiteratures. He is the
author of Ivan Bunin (1982), Nabokov's EarlyFiction: Patterns of Self
and Other (1992), and The Intimate Stranger:Meetings with the Devil
Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature (2001). He also edited the
volumes Nabokov's Invitation to a Beheading: A CourseCompanion
(1997), Nabokov and His Fiction: New Perspectives (1999), andmost
recently, The Cambridge Companion to Nabokov (2005). He haswritten
extensively on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russianliterature.
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