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 articles from the archives of the print version of The Nabokovian. Selected by the site's editors, articles 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 inaugural article is Gennady Barabtarlo's "See under Sebastian," The Nabokovian 1990.24: 24-28. Enjoy your reading!

 

News

CALL FOR PAPERS MLA CONVENTION 2021

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 12:05

For its next session at the MLA Convention 2021 (7-10 January, Toronto), the IVNS welcomes proposals on the following theme:

Playing with/for Time: Nabokov's Persistent Images

Nabokov created persistent images (visual and other), which mark readers' minds not unlike the phenomenon of retinal persistence. How do such images survive, confer timelessness to his fiction, or anchor it in a specific temporality?

Please send a 250-word abstract to Lara Delage-Toriel (ldelage@unistra.fr) and a short bio by March 24th, 2020.

Announcing 2020 Prizes for Writing on Nabokov

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Mon, 02/10/2020 - 09:20

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society (IVNS) is currently seeking submissions for its 2020 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. The deadline for nominations is April 30th.

Founded in 1978, the IVNS exists to promote the study and appreciation of Nabokov's work and awards annual prizes for outstanding essays and books in Nabokov studies.

Lolita in the #MeToo Era at ASEEES November 2020

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Sat, 02/08/2020 - 14:11
Dear Nabokovians: It is my pleasure to announce the following panel to be held at next year's ASEEES Convention in Washington, DC. The panel is organized by Dr. Elena Rakhimova-Sommers, editor of two books on Nabokov: Teaching Nabokov’s Lolita in the #MeToo Era (Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming 2020) and Nabokov’s Women: The Silent Sisterhood of Textual Nomads (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017).

Call for Renewal of Memberships!

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Sat, 01/18/2020 - 07:54

Dear Members of International Vladimir Nabokov Society:

Happy New Year to you all and I hope this message finds you well. May 2020 bring us all only happy tidings.

It is the time of year to renew our IVNS memberships. Those of you who joined the Society or renewed your memberships since November 1, 2019, don’t need to do anything. Your memberships are active until the end of December 2020. 

In everyone else’s case, the time has come to renew your membership. Please go to the link below to complete your renewal:

https://thenabokovian.org/become-member

Announcement from the International Vladimir Nabokov Society: Change in Leadership

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Thu, 01/09/2020 - 12:01

We are pleased to announce that Siggy Frank, from Nottingham University (UK), has just been elected vice-president  of the IVNS by its members. Lara Delage-Toriel, from Strasbourg University (France), is now president of the IVNS. She wishes to thank our outgoing president, Thomas Karshan (East Anglia, UK), for his efficient and levelheaded dedication to the IVNS during his mandate as president.

As we enter a new decade of the 21st century, we hope to continue to promote research on and knowledge of Nabokov's work to the best of our capacities, and gladly welcome suggestions and projects which might support the IVNS's mission. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.