The Nabokovian is coordinated through the International Vladimir Nabokov Society, supported by the Vladimir Nabokov Literary Foundation, and maintained by many dedicated to Nabokov's work. Please use our forum to report issues and make suggestions about the web site. You can also use the contact form.
We invite you to explore and to participate: in discussion; by providing News about your or others' work or forthcoming conferences; by offering favourite Nabokov quotations for the Quotations page; by offering information of any kind relevant to Nabokov's life, works, and legacy, including your name and details of your own Nabokovian work and interests on the Nabokovians page; by sending in a Note for peer reviewed publication or feedback to the many editors of particular sections. If you want to help editing the site, here are some notes to get you started.
Name and history
The name of the website honors the first Nabokov journal, The Nabokovian, founded in 1978, the year after Nabokov's death, by Stephen Jan Parker (Slavic, Kansas), a former student of Nabokov's at Cornell, one of the first to write a PhD on him, and a friend of the Nabokov family, especially Véra and Dmitri Nabokov. In the same year he also founded The Vladimir Nabokov Society, of which The Nabokovian was the offical journal.
Stephen Blackwell took over as editor of The Nabokovian in 2014. All issues of the print Nabokovian are available here to IVNS members, in pdf form and in online text of the core elements. The IVNS decided to replace both the print journal and Nabokv-L, the electronic listserv discussion founded in 1993 by Don Barton Johnson (then in Russian at UCSB, now retired) with this website. For pre-website discussion on Nabokv-L, click here.
List of Contributors (by initials):
AN Akiko Nakata, Prof., Nanzan University, email@example.com. Annotations: Transparent Things.
AT Anastasia Tolstoy, Dr, Wolfson College, Oxford, firstname.lastname@example.org. Annotations: King, Queen, Knave.
BB Brian Boyd, Prof., English and Drama, University of Auckland, email@example.com. Abbreviations; Annotations: Ada, Speak, Memory; Chronology; Conferences; Past Conferences; Nabokovian Back Issues; Nabokovians; Websites; web content design, text, and editing.
DD Dana Dragunoiu, English, Carleton University, Ottawa, DanaDragunoiu@cunet.carleton.ca. Website general editor.
DK Dmitry Kirsanov, Halifax. Website design, technical management and functionality.
DR David Rampton, Prof., English, University of Ottawa. Annotations: Strong Opinions.
SB Stephen Blackwell, Prof., Russian, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, firstname.lastname@example.org. Legacy (and neglected) Russian secondary bibliography; old Nabokovian materials; Annotations: Glory; web content design, text, and editing.
SM Steven Mihalik, email@example.com. Bibliography (secondary) in English.
TP Tatiana Ponomareva, Director, Vladimir Nabokov Museum, St. Petersburg, firstname.lastname@example.org. Russian secondary bibliography (new); Nabokov extended-family materials.
TW Tadashi Wakashima, Prof., Kyoto University, email@example.com. Annotations: The Defense.
ZK Zoran Kuzmanovich, Prof., English and Media Studies, Davidson College. firstname.lastname@example.org. Annotations: Bend Sinister, Bibliography (Theses), Impact: Writers on VN, web content design, text, and editing.