Iím happy to announce the publication of my new volume,
Nabokovís Women: The Silent Sisterhood of Textual Nomads (Lanham, MD: Roman & Littlefield/Lexington Books, October 2017).
Contributors (in order of book chapters): Sofia Ahlberg, Alisa Zhulina, Matthew Roth, Elena Rakhimova-Sommers, David Rampton, Marie Bouchet, David H. J. Larmour, Julian W. Connolly, Olga Voronina, Susan Elizabeth Sweeney, and Lara Delage-Toriel.
Below you can find: a brief description, a table of contents and links to the publisherís site.
Nabokovís Women: The Silent Sisterhood of Textual Nomads is the first book-length study to focus on Nabokovís relationship with his heroines. Essays by distinguished Nabokov scholars explore the multilayered and nomadic nature of Nabokovís lovers, witches, muses, mermaids, and nymphets: their voice and voicelessness, their absentness, the paradigm of power and sacrifice within which they are situated, the paradox of their unattainability, their complex relationship with textual borders, the travel narrative, and with the author himself.
Nabokovís Passportless Wanderer: A Study of Nabokovís Woman
PART I: FUGITIVE SOULS
Via Dolores: The Passage of the Feminine as Contraband in Nabokovís Fiction
Queen Sacrifice: The Feminine Figure of Power and Nabokovís Strategy of Loss
A Small Mad Hope: Pale Fire, Hazel Shade, and the Oedipal Disaster
Nabokovís Mermaid: ďSpring in FialtaĒ
PART II: FIGMENTS OF DESIRE
Jealously Guarded Secrets: Nabokovís Women and the Vicissitudes of Desire
The Text(ure) of Desire: The Garments and Ornaments of Nabokovís Maidens
Reading the Woman on the Train
David H. J. Larmour
PART III: IN SEARCH OF A (LOST) VOICE
Hearing the Female Voice in Vladimir Nabokovís Fiction
Julian W. Connolly
ďThe Fascination of PebblesĒ: Fictional Lives of Vťra Nabokov
Nabokov in an Evening Gown
Susan Elizabeth Sweeney
Speak, Mademoiselle: Nabokov's Authorial Posture Revisited
Elena Rakhimova-Sommers, PhD
Provostís Faculty Associate for NT/T Faculty
Principal Lecturer in Russian/Global Literature
Department of English, COLA, RIT
Nabokovís Women: The Silent Sisterhood of Textual Nomads (October 2017)