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CFP: Canadian Association of Slavists VANCOUVER 2019

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Wed, 01/09/2019 - 11:14


Paul Morris (U de St. Boniface) and Allan Reid (UNB) are seeking one or two additional members for a panel on Nabokov for CAS 2019.  Provisional titles of our own papers are "'Poetics of the Child' in Nabokov's Poetry" (Morris) and "'An Evening of Russian Poetry':  Interpreting Nabokov Interpreting Russian Poetry (and Culture)" (Reid).  Anyone interested in joining the panel is requested to contact us at pdmorris@ustboniface.ca and allanpreid1@gmail.com as soon as possible.

In Memoriam, Boris Averin

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Mon, 01/07/2019 - 07:05

Dear Readers of TheNabokovian.org:

It is with great sadness that I post the message below from Alexey Filimonov informing us of the passing away of Boris Averin on January 4th of this new year. Boris Valentinovich will be sorely missed. Please also find below a poem written by Alexey commemorating Boris Valentinovich's life and contributions to the cultural life of St. Petersburg.

From Alexey Filimonov:

К сожалению, для нас  в Петербурге год начался с трагической вести, 4 января ушел из жизни набоковед Борис Аверин.

Nabokovian growing

Submitted by Brian_Boyd on Wed, 12/19/2018 - 17:01

Our website continues to grow. Some key areas:

new links to Dieter E. Zimmer's marvelous Nabokov's Whereabouts page on his website, under both Chronology (Nabokov's Whereabouts offers a full chronology focused on where Nabokov lived and worked) and Places (where there is already also an incipient alphabetical list of places in Nabokov's life). 

more work done on the Quotations page and the Reading page

the Photographs page will soon have a range of photographs of Nabokov at various ages.

Maybe you'll have time not only to read these but to add to them over the Christmas break?

 

Brian Boyd

 

Congratulations to Dr. Agnès Edel-Roy!

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Fri, 11/23/2018 - 19:27

Congratulations to our member Agnès Edel-Roy for defending her PhD  entitled "Une démocratie magique: politique et littérature dans les romans de Vladimir Nabokov », at Université Paris Est-Créteil on Monday 19 November. 

We also wish to thank Agnès for the great amount of work she has devoted  to the French VN Society from its beginnings, as well as her extremely active involvement as a former President of the Society; the newsletter you receive each month being only one of her numerous contributions to the vitality of our association. 

Congratulations and many thanks dear Agnès ! 

Ada Notes 1-42

Submitted by Brian_Boyd on Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:40

The notes to ADA Pt 1 Ch 42 (34,000 words, a small book in themselves) are now available under the Annotations pages to members of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society. To become a member, click here.

These notes will become available after eight months on AdaOnline.

The next instalment, Pt 1 Ch 43, will become available on TheNabokovian.org in February 2019.

Brian Boyd

 

 

 

Vladimir Nabokov & Translation-II Program: Chapel Hill, 27-28.X.18

Submitted by Stanislav_Shvabrin on Sat, 10/20/2018 - 22:28

The second part of the bipartite transatlantic symposium "Vladimir Nabokov and Translation" will take place in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, on October 27-28 in Room 3009 of the FedEx Global Education Center on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus (301 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516). The conference venue is provided by the UNC-CH Center for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CSEES). 

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

9:30-10:30 AM • Coffee, Registration, and Opening Remarks

Julie Loison-Charles and Stanislav Shvabrin

Financial Support for Nabokov Conferences--Call for Proposals

Submitted by stephen_blackwell on Fri, 10/19/2018 - 13:06

Dear IVNS members,

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society has been granted funds to support conferences each year. The Society will distribute an annual total of up to US$10,000 to support the operations of one or two conferences. The goal of the Society is to create and/or cosponsor conferences in all major regions of the globe, with regular rotation among the regions (especially between Europe and North America).  

CFP: Joyce without Borders, 2019 North American James Joyce Symposium

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Sun, 10/14/2018 - 04:55

NB: James Ramey, co-organizer of the Symposium, would like subscribers to know that Joyce-Nabokov-themed papers and panels are welcome. Michael Wood has accepted to deliver one of the key-note addresses.

Joyce Without Borders

2019 North American James Joyce Symposium

Mexico City, June 12-16

Website: www.joycewithoutborders.com

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/joycewithoutborders/

Twitter: @joycewithout

CALL FOR PAPERS from Société française Vladimir Nabokov

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Mon, 10/08/2018 - 08:17

Chers toutes et tous, 

Nous sommes heureux de vous faire parvenir aujourd'hui notre appel à communications pour le prochain colloque international de la Société française Vladimir Nabokov, qui aura lieu du 6 au 8 juin 2019 à Sorbonne Université (Paris) et l'Unviersité de Cergy -Pontoise. 

Yannicke Chupin 

Société française Vladimir Nabokov

[Scroll down for the English version]. 

Colloque international « Vladimir Nabokov : Histoire et géographie »

6-8 juin 2019, Paris, Sorbonne Université/Université de Cergy-Pontoise

Organisé par la Société française Vladimir Nabokov

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)! Register to the site by following the protocol spelled out below and join in lively discussions about all matters related to Nabokov. Become a member of the Society and gain access to a trove of resources related to Nabokov, including annotations to Nabokov’s works and materials published in The Nabokovian and Nabokov Studies.

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.

2019 MLA Nabokov Session and Abstracts

Submitted by zoran_kuzmanovich on Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:04

MLA 2019 Convention (Chicago)  Session: Dreaming with Nabokov

 

Chair: Dr Thomas Karshan (University of East Anglia, President of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society)

1. Professor Jennifer Sears (New York City College of Technology): ‘Kissing Her Ellipses: Dreams and Narrative Texture in Nabokov’s “Ultima Thule”’

New version of Nabokov's Eugene Onegin translation

Submitted by Brian_Boyd on Mon, 06/18/2018 - 05:36
For the wealthy Nabokov completist, or for those who can recommend books to their university's rare books collection, Arion Press, San Francisco, has published this month, June 2018, a limited fine edition of Nabokov's Eugene Onegin translation, in a form even better than he ideally envisaged: the Cyrillic text interleaved with the stress-marked transliteration of the Russian on the inner half of each page (transliteration and stress-marking prepared by Stanislav Shvabrin), and the translation on the outer.

Letters to Véra

Submitted by Brian_Boyd on Mon, 06/18/2018 - 05:14
As you may know, VN's letters to his wife, edited and translated by Olga Voronina and Brian Boyd, have appeared in multiple editions in English (Penguin Classics hardback, 2014, Knopf hardback, 2015, Penguin Classics paperback, 2016, and Vintage paperback, 2017) and in other languages (Chinese, French, German, Romanian, with Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Turkish under way), and also in our edition in the original Russian, as Pis'ma k Vere (KoLibri, 2017, notes translated by Alexandra Glebovskaya).

Nabokv-L archive coming soon!

Submitted by stephen_blackwell on Sun, 01/14/2018 - 11:35

Dmitry Kirsanov is finishing up the Nabokv-L Archive's interface on this web site, with powerful searching and sorting tools.

Update: The complete archive, 27580 messages from 1993 up until Nov 2017, is now available on this site. You can browse by years, as well as by authors (by clicking on an author name in a message). All messages are also searchable by the site's search (top right on any page). All message attachments are preserved and linked at the bottom of the corresponding message pages.