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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]
Tue, 02/26/2019 - 06:48
Gennady Barabtarlo, 70, died peacefully at home on Feb. 24, 2019.
Visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 1510 Audubon Drive, Columbia. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Columbia City Cemetery. A memorial service is planned for a later date.
Wed, 02/20/2019 - 15:04
This volume seeks essays exploring the experiences of teaching Lolita in the #MeToo era. I hope to bring together responses to Nabokov’s art that blend pedagogy and critical analysis. After teaching the novel for many years, many of us have witnessed (and continue to witness) a fascinating shift in student responses to the text following the start of the #MeToo movement.
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 18:50
Sandra Cisneros wins the 2019 PEN Nabokov Prize.
Please find the detailed announcement by going to "RESOURCES" and scrolling down to "PRIZES AND SCHOLARSHIPS." The PEN Nabokov Prize winners are the top of the list. Or, take a shortcut by going directly here.
Wed, 01/30/2019 - 16:44
The long-awaited International Vladimir Nabokov Society Prizes have been posted! The prizes, with accompanying instructions for submission, can be found by going to "RESOURCES" and scrolling down to "Prizes and scholarships." Please share this information with all those whose work might qualify for submission to these prizes.