Welcome to The Nabokovian!

Welcome to the official site of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society (IVNS). You can access most of the site as you wish, but to add to or edit material wiki-style, as we would love you to do, you will have to register to the site by following the protocol spelled out below.

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New Feature: Classics from The Nabokovian

Introducing a new feature: read classic articles from the archives of the print version of The Nabokovian. Selected by the site's editors, articles will be featured free of charge and will vary quarterly. Full access to all of the print and electronic issues of The Nabokovian are available on this site to members of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society (IVNS). To join, please go here.

Our inaugural article is Gennady Barabtarlo's "See under Sebastian," The Nabokovian 1990.24: 24-28. Enjoy your reading!

 

News

Brian Boyd awarded the Rutherford Medal by Royal Society Te Apārangi!

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Fri, 11/06/2020 - 12:46

Our very own Brian Boyd, doyen of Nabokov Studies, is the first humanist to win the Rutherford Medal by Royal Society Te Apārangi for his world-leading scholarship on literature. This distinction is based on Professor Boyd's contributions to the life and works of the great twentieth-century novelist Vladimir Nabokov and his innovative perspectives on connecting literature and the arts to evolutionary theory and exploring relations between the arts, humanities and sciences.

Heartfelt congratulations, dear Brian, from us all!

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "Nabokov was an enormous influence."

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Wed, 09/23/2020 - 06:12

To mark the tragedy of the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Zoran Kuzmanovich reminds us that Justice Ginsburg cited Nabokov as having been "an enormous influence" on her. She took his "European Literature" course at Cornell and remembers vividly the relish with which he read from Bleak House. Read more here. The accompanying photo shows us what Justice Ginsburg looked like when she was Nabokov's student at Cornell. 

From Eric Naiman, Editor of The Nabokovian's Notes and Brief Commentaries

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Sat, 09/19/2020 - 07:07

Dear Colleagues: 

I've recently taken over the editing of the Notes and Brief Commentaries section of The Nabokovian. As many of you may know, The Nabokovian was launched by Stephen Jay Parker in 1978 (as The Vladimir Nabokov Research Newsletter) and has recently moved online, where it can be found here on the site of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society.