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

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

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!