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New Year's Message from President of IVNS, Lara Delage-Toriel

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Thu, 12/24/2020 - 19:57

Dear members,

As this difficult year draws to a close, I would like to send you all my warmest greetings, hoping 2021 will see a gradual return to the joys we've all been missing.

I would like to thank all the members of the board of the IVNS, who have helped me steer the IVNS ship during my first year as president of the IVNS.

I would like to extend my thanks to this year's IVNS prize judges, whose steadfast work resulted in the choice of five laureates, which have all been announced on our website:https://thenabokovian.org/node/52293

This year's laureates were:

Happy Holidays from TheNabokovian.org

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Thu, 12/24/2020 - 19:24

Dear Readers of TheNabokovian.org!

On this Christmas Eve, during these grim times, we might all draw some comfort from Nabokov's short story "Christmas," published on December 22, 1975 in The New Yorker:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1975/12/29/christmas

It gives me special pleasure to be sending you this message, knowing that we are scattered all across the globe--Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, England, Finland, France, Hungary, India, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, the United States, Zembla--yet we are all united by our collective love of Nabokov. 

Ada Annotations 2-3

Submitted by Brian_Boyd on Tue, 12/01/2020 - 17:18

Dear Nabokovians,

 

The Annotations to Ada Pt 2 Ch 3, the Villa Venus chapter, in some ways the origin and center of the novel (as the Afternote explains), are now live. Thanks as usual to Stephen Blackwell for a meticulous checking of the text and some valuable suggestions.

 

AdaOnline has now been updated to include Ada Pt 2 Ch1 and its hyperlinked motifs and illustrations.

 

Enjoy!

 

Papers to be presented in January at the MLA Convention 2021

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Mon, 11/09/2020 - 12:19

Lara Delage-Toriel, President of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society, is happy to announce the following Nabokov panel at next year's MLA Convention. The 2021 MLA Convention will be virtual, which means that there will be easier access to the session. The session will also be recorded.

The panel's time slot is 12:00-1:15pm EST on 7th January, 2021. Some additional good news: the session in question has been selected by Judith Butler to be featured in the main theme of the convention.

For information on registration to the Convention: https://www.mla.org/Convention/MLA-2021