Dear colleagues,

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.

 

Description:

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.

 

Links

https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498503303/Nabokov%E2%80%99s-Women-The-Silent-Sisterhood-of-Textual-Nomads

 

https://www.amazon.com/Nabokovs-Women-Silent-Sisterhood-Textual/dp/1498503306/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1505139780&sr=1-3&keywords=nabokov%27s+women


 

CONTENTS

EDITORíS INTRODUCTION:

Nabokovís Passportless Wanderer: A Study of Nabokovís Woman

Elena Rakhimova-Sommers

PART I: FUGITIVE SOULS

Chapter One

Via Dolores: The Passage of the Feminine as Contraband in Nabokovís Fiction

Sofia Ahlberg

Chapter Two

Queen Sacrifice: The Feminine Figure of Power and Nabokovís Strategy of Loss

Alisa Zhulina

Chapter Three

A Small Mad Hope: Pale Fire, Hazel Shade, and the Oedipal Disaster

Matthew Roth

Chapter Four

Nabokovís Mermaid: ďSpring in FialtaĒ

Elena Rakhimova-Sommers

PART II: FIGMENTS OF DESIRE

Chapter Five

Jealously Guarded Secrets: Nabokovís Women and the Vicissitudes of Desire

David Rampton

Chapter Six

The Text(ure) of Desire: The Garments and Ornaments of Nabokovís Maidens

Marie Bouchet

Chapter Seven

Reading the Woman on the Train

David H. J. Larmour

PART III: IN SEARCH OF A (LOST) VOICE

Chapter Eight

Hearing the Female Voice in Vladimir Nabokovís Fiction

Julian W. Connolly

Chapter Nine

ďThe Fascination of PebblesĒ: Fictional Lives of Vťra Nabokov

Olga Voronina

Chapter Ten

Nabokov in an Evening Gown 

Susan Elizabeth Sweeney

Chapter Eleven

Speak, Mademoiselle: Nabokov's Authorial Posture Revisited 

Lara Delage-Toriel 

 

Best,

Elena

 

Elena Rakhimova-Sommers, PhD

Provostís Faculty Associate for NT/T Faculty

Principal Lecturer in Russian/Global Literature

Department of English, COLA, RIT

elena.sommers@rit.edu

Nabokovís Women: The Silent Sisterhood of Textual Nomads (October 2017)


https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498503303/Nabokov%E2%80%99s-Women-The-Silent-Sisterhood-of-Textual-Nomads

 

https://www.amazon.com/Nabokovs-Women-Silent-Sisterhood-Textual/dp/1498503306/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1505139780&sr=1-3&keywords=nabokov%27s+women

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