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

Final Nabokov materials now at Harvard

Submitted by Brian_Boyd on Wed, 10/03/2018 - 16:01

Exciting news for Nabokov scholars and students: the final material left in Dmitri Nabokov's possession at his death has been gifted by the Vladimir Nabokov Literary Foundation to Harvard, Dmitri's alma mater, where his father worked both as a lepidopterist and literature professor. The material will be available for researchers in 2019. 

Here is a blog announcing the gift and introducing a sample item, a Russian grammar Nabokov used for teaching.

Brian Boyd

WELCOME TO THE NABOKOVIAN!

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Sat, 09/29/2018 - 07:57
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.

CFP: Nabokov's lectures: submissions closing very soon!

Submitted by Brian_Boyd on Tue, 09/18/2018 - 04:29

The American Comparative Literature Association is organizing a seminar on Nabokov's Lectures, “The Center of This or That Masterpiece": Nabokov's Lectures,” presumably for its annual meeting at Georgetown University, Washington DC, March 7-10, 2019 . To see the CFP, click here. Paper submissions through the portal close very soon, September 20.

New website section: Reading

Submitted by Brian_Boyd on Mon, 07/23/2018 - 23:01

A new section on the Nabokovian website has been set up: Reading, to include what Nabokov read and when, and his evaluations, analyses, and uses of this reading. Read, and discover some surprises!

And please contribute! At present this important new facility has no editor. If you would like to become the editor responsible for this page (anyone signed up to the website may create or edit any individual contributions), please contact the website's editor, Dana Dragunoiu.

CFP Nabokov and the Five Senses

Submitted by Marie Bouchet on Thu, 06/21/2018 - 17:16

“Do the Senses Make Sense?”: The Five Senses in Nabokov’s Work

 

After the successful Biarritz conference on the topic, the French Vladimir Nabokov Society invites scholars for further contributions on the importance and significance of the Five Senses in Nabokov’s work, poetics and aesthetics, for the publication based on the conference.