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Brian Boyd awarded the Rutherford Medal by Royal Society Te Apārangi!

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Fri, 11/06/2020 - 12:46

Our very own Brian Boyd, doyen of Nabokov Studies, is the first humanist to win the Rutherford Medal by Royal Society Te Apārangi for his world-leading scholarship on literature. This distinction is based on Professor Boyd's contributions to the life and works of the great twentieth-century novelist Vladimir Nabokov and his innovative perspectives on connecting literature and the arts to evolutionary theory and exploring relations between the arts, humanities and sciences.

Heartfelt congratulations, dear Brian, from us all!

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "Nabokov was an enormous influence."

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Wed, 09/23/2020 - 06:12

To mark the tragedy of the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Zoran Kuzmanovich reminds us that Justice Ginsburg cited Nabokov as having been "an enormous influence" on her. She took his "European Literature" course at Cornell and remembers vividly the relish with which he read from Bleak House. Read more here. The accompanying photo shows us what Justice Ginsburg looked like when she was Nabokov's student at Cornell. 

From Eric Naiman, Editor of The Nabokovian's Notes and Brief Commentaries

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Sat, 09/19/2020 - 07:07

Dear Colleagues: 

I've recently taken over the editing of the Notes and Brief Commentaries section of The Nabokovian. As many of you may know, The Nabokovian was launched by Stephen Jay Parker in 1978 (as The Vladimir Nabokov Research Newsletter) and has recently moved online, where it can be found here on the site of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society.

CFP: Nabokov and Cinema, May 5-7, 2021

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Wed, 09/09/2020 - 06:29

Call for papers: Nabokov and Cinema International Symposium –5th-7th May 2021
La Faculté des Lettres de Sorbonne Université and Chercheurs enchantés: Société française Vladimir Nabokov

(French version below)

Although connections between cinema and Nabokov have been occasionally explored by scholars, no symposium has ever tackled the role that cinema plays in Nabokov’s work or the dialogic relation that exists between them.