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Classics from The Nabokovian

From No. 8, Spring 1982 (Vladimir Nabokov Research Newsletter)

Professor Nabokov: A Review Essay
by Stephen Jan Parker

[Steve Parker (1939-2016) was a student of Nabokov's at Cornell, and a Professor at the University of Kansas; he was the founder of the Vladimir Nabokov Society (as it was then called) in 1978, and of its newsletter long edited by him, which became The Nabokovian and eventually "TheNabokovian.org."]

One may presume that with the appearance of Lectures on Russian Literature (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich & Bruccoli Clark, New York, 1981), following Lectures on Literature (1980), the public has now been given what is expected to be the complete record of Vladimir Nabokov's classroom teachings. If this is the case, then the reader of the two volumes of Lectures will come away with incomplete knowledge of both the content and approach that Nabokov brought to his courses. [Read More]




Program of the International Conference: "Vladimir Nabokov: Writing Nature" - Lausanne - June 27-30, 2023

Submitted by Marie Bouchet on Fri, 06/16/2023 - 02:41

The final program of the upcoming Lausanne/Montreux international conference organized by the French Vladimir Nabokov Society is online:


It will not be possible to attend the conference remotely, but a selection of papers will be published later on.

Conference Organizers: Marie Bouchet, Agnès Edel-Roy, Julie Loison-Charles, Léopold Reigner, Ekaterina Velmezova, Boris Vejdovsky


Announcing: IVNS Research Grants (June 20, deadline)

Submitted by stephen_blackwell on Sat, 05/20/2023 - 07:40

The IVNS is pleased to announce a new research support program: small grants to help graduate students and independent scholars travel to access archival and other site-restricted materials. The maximum grant is $600, and the deadline is June 20, 2023. See this page for more information and a link to the application form.

General Editorship changes hands on May 1st

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Thu, 05/04/2023 - 04:54

Dear All:

It is with great pleasure that I share the following announcement: as of May 1st, the General Editor of TheNabokovian.org is Stephen Blackwell. Thank you, Steve, for taking over!

And thank you, everyone, for making my time as General Editor so rich in memorable interactions with fans of Nabokov from all over the world. 

Your former General Editor,