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New Feature: Classics from The Nabokovian

Introducing a new feature: read classic materials from the archives of the print version of The Nabokovian. Selected by the site's editors, contents 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 third feature is "Colloquy on Browning's Door" from the 34th issue (1995) of The Nabokovian.  Enjoy your reading!



Appeal from French Nabokov Society for Exhibit at Jan Michalski Foundation

Dear members,

dana_dragunoiu Thu, 10/27/2022 - 17:10
Memoir on Nabokov's Berlin

Dear all,

Here's a charming memoir by novelist Ryan Ruby about the birth of his son in Berlin and following the ghost of Nabokov: "Halensee: A father's guide to Nabokov's Berlin," Harpers, November 2022.


Brian Boyd

Brian_Boyd Fri, 10/21/2022 - 17:47
Two-Part Seminar in Russian, October 24 and 27

Dear All:

I would like to bring to your attention a two-part seminar that will take place on October 24 and October 27 titled “Nabokov’s Archives at the Pushkinskii Dom.” The seminar will take place in Russian and can be followed online. Here is the link for the program with instructions for watching:

dana_dragunoiu Fri, 10/21/2022 - 17:11
Ada Annotations 2-8

Dear Nabokovians,

The 51st instalment of my Ada Annotations, to Part 2 Chapter 8 (the Ursus restaurant and the débauche à trois) is now available here (for IVNS members who have logged in). I'm afraid it seems to be the longest instalment yet, but it's a chapter particularly dense with allusions, obscurities, and layerings, even by Ada's standards.

Brian_Boyd Mon, 10/17/2022 - 00:54
Symposium "Migration and Disciplinary Borders" - Oct. 21, 2022 - Toulouse, France

The second symposium of the "Nabokov: Education Without Borders" Program initiated by the French Vladimir Nabokov Society is to take place on October 21, 2022, in Toulouse, France.

Its subject is: "Disciplinary Hospitality and Indiscipline: Migration and Disciplinary Borders, from Vladimir Nabokov's Example"


Marie Bouchet marie.bouchet@univ-tlse2.fr

Isabelle Poulin isabelle.poulin@u-bordeaux-montaigne.fr

Marie Bouchet Sat, 10/08/2022 - 16:22