NABOKV-L post 0022329, Fri, 20 Jan 2012 22:45:49 -0500

1/22/2012 DEADLINE: Election for Vice President of International
Vladimir Nabokov Society


This year's election was necessarily delayed because of the moving
forward of the Modern Languages Association's annual meetings, from late
December to January, and the timing of the Nabokov Upside Down
Conference, held in New Zealand during the second week of January. Susan
Elizabeth Sweeney, current President of the International Vladimir
Nabokov Society, is now completing her two-year term of office. She is
succeeded by Stephen Blackwell, the current vice-president, who will
become President of the Society for a two-year term, 2012-2014. Our
by-laws require an election for the vacated office of Vice President.

This year, the nominating committee has put forward two distinguished
Nabokovians for the office of Vice President. (The Vice President's
principal duties are to serve as liaison to the Modern Languages
Association and to organize the annual session(s) that the Society
sponsors at the MLA.) Their brief resumes follow.

Only Society members in good standing are eligible to vote. If you would
like to join the Society in order to cast your vote, see information at
the end of this message.

Please vote by forwarding this e-mail to Susan Elizabeth Sweeney
( after writing either "LINK" or "DURANTAYE" in
the subject line.

The deadline is January 22, 2012.


Leland de la Durantaye is the Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of
English at Harvard University. He is the author of Style is Matter: The
Moral Art of Vladimir Nabokov (Cornell University Press, 2007) as well
as “Bend Sinister’s Mad Dash or How to Impersonate an Anthropomorphic
Deity” (in Revising Nabokov Revising, 2011), “Artistic Selection.
Science and Art in Vladimir Nabokov” (in Transitional Nabokov, 2009),
“The Artist and the Ape. On Luxuria and Lolita” (in the Nabokovian,
2008), “The Facts of Fiction, or the Figure of Vladimir Nabokov in W.G.
Sebald” (in Comparative Literature Studies, 2008), “Kafka's Reality and
Nabokov's Fantasy. On Dwarves, Saints, Beetles, Symbolism and Genius"
(in Comparative Literature, 2007), “Lolita in Lolita, or the Garden, the
Gate and the Critics” (in Nabokov Studies, 2006), “The Pattern of
Cruelty and the Cruelty of Pattern in Vladimir Nabokov” (in The
Cambridge Quarterly, 2006), “Eichmann, Empathy, and Lolita” (in
Philosophy and Literature, 2006), and “Vladimir Nabokov and Sigmund
Freud, or a Particular Problem” (in American Imago, 2005). He has
written reviews of scholarly works on Nabokov, appeared on both
Australian Public Radio and National Public Radio to discuss The
Original of Laura, and contributed the entry on Nabokov in The
Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century American Fiction (Blackwell, 2011). At
present he is the Holtzbrinck Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin.

Christopher A. Link (Ph.D., Boston University, 2005) is an Associate
Professor of English at the State University of New York at New Paltz,
where he teaches American literature, the Bible as literature, great
books, and film. He also teaches a biennial senior seminar on “Nabokov
and Intertextuality.” Professor Link’s article on Nabokov’s biblical
intertexts, “Recourse to Eden: Tracing the Roots of Nabokov’s Adamic
Themes,” is set to appear in the forthcoming issue of Nabokov Studies
(Vol. 12, 2009/2010). Also forthcoming is an essay on Fassbinder’s film
adaptation of Nabokov’s Despair (Literature/Film Quarterly, 2012) and an
essay on the theme of “evil” in Pale Fire, for a volume of essays on
Nabokov and morality. Dr. Link has published in The Nabokovian and has
presented several papers at sessions sponsored by the International
Vladimir Nabokov Society at annual meetings of the MLA. In 2011, he
chaired the MLA-IVNS panel on “Nabokov and Readership.” He is currently
revising his doctoral dissertation—a study of ethical and metaphysical
aspects of Nabokov’s work entitled The Virtue of Devils: VladNabokov’s Phenomenology of the Demonic—into a book. Professor Link has
been a member of the IVNS since 2001.


Membership Information

Membership in the Vladimir Nabokov Society is obtained through a
subscription to the semi-annual publication, The Nabokovian.
Subscriptions for individual members cost $19. (For postage to Canada,
add $5.00; for postage anywhere else outside the US, add $12.) Checks,
made payable to the Vladimir Nabokov Society, should be sent to:
Vladimir Nabokov Society, Dept. Of Slavic Languages and Literatures,
2134 Wescoe Hll, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045.

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