NABOKV-L post 0015823, Thu, 20 Dec 2007 19:23:55 -0500

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Reminder: Ballot for Vice President of Vladimir Nabokov Society
(12/24 deadline)
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BALLOT

ELECTION FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL VLADIMIR NABOKOV SOCIETY

Zoran Kuzmanovich, current President of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society, will complete his term on December 31, 2007. On January 1, 2008, Julian Connolly, current vice-president, becomes President of the Society for a two-year term, 2008-2010. Our by-laws require an election for the vacated office of the Vice President.

The nominating committee has put forward two distinguished Nabokovians
as candidates. Their brief resumes follow.

ONLY SOCIETY MEMBERS-IN-GOOD-STANDING ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE.
PLEASE VOTE BY FORWARDING THIS E-MAIL TO Zoran Kuzmanovich (zokuzmanovich@davidson.edu)
AFTER WRITING EITHER "Sweeney" or "Foster" IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

THE DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 24, 2007.

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JOHN BURT FOSTER, JR., is a University Professor in English and Cultural Studies at George Mason University. He is the author of NABOKOV'S ART OF MEMORY AND EUROPEAN MODERNISM and of numerous articles on Nabokov and modern literature, as well as of books on Nietzsche and modern fiction and on western culture and globalization. He currently edits the annual journal of the International Comparative Literature Association, RECHERCHE LITTERAIRE / LITERARY RESEARCH.

SUSAN ELIZABETH SWEENEY teaches American literature and creative writing at Holy Cross College, where she studies the influence of detective stories, folktales, and other popular genres on modern and postmodernist fiction. DETECTING TEXTS: FROM POE TO POSTMODERNISM, a co-edited volume, is her latest book. She has published many essays on Nabokov, most recently "'By Some Sleight of Land': How Nabokov Rewrote America," in THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO VLADIMIR NABOKOV (2005); "Fantasy, Folklore, and Finite Numbers in Nabokov's 'A Nursery Tale,'" reprinted in SHORT STORY CRITICISM (2006); and "'Had I Come Before Myself': Illegitimate Judgments of LOLITA and DESPAIR," in CYCNOS (2007). Her prior service to the Vladimir Nabokov Society includes organizing sessions at MLA and ALA conventions; serving as president (1989-1991); and recounting the Society's history for the DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY (2002). She now co-edits the Vladimir Nabokov Electronic Forum, or NABOKV-L.

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