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 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 second feature is Nabokov's poem "Shakespeare," translated by Dmitri Nabokov. Enjoy your reading!



Reminder: Hidden Nabokov deadline Nov 1


The final extended deadline for submissions to the Hidden Nabokov Conference at Wellesley College with an excursion to Cambridge, 15-19 June, 2022, is in just two weeks, Nov. 1, 2021.  If you've already submitted an abstract, you don't need to resend it -- but you can replace it with a revised version or a new proposal if you wish. Please note as well that we invite poster presentations and panels.


stephen_blackwell Mon, 10/18/2021 - 07:09
Nabokov and Cinema, October 26-29 (Paris and Zoom)

Dear colleagues,

dana_dragunoiu Sun, 10/17/2021 - 10:59
September 29: Nabokov Seminar at the Institute of Russian Literature, St. Petersburg

Друзья, уже очень скоро, 29 сентября состоится наш очередной Набоковский семинар - первый после летнего перерыва. В этот раз с нами известнейший литературовед Михаил Вайскопф (Израиль) , с очень интересной и неожиданной темой - "Символические путешествия в романах "Машенька" и "Король, дама, валет". Семинар проходит полностью online. Всем коллегам мы, как всегда, с радостью вышлем ссылку, пишите Татьяне Пономаревой по адресу nabokovreadings@gmail.com Ждем вас 29 сентября в 20.00.

dana_dragunoiu Mon, 09/27/2021 - 06:03
Today's article on Teaching Nabokov's Lolita in the #MeToo Era volume

Dear colleagues-Nabokovians, sharing a piece on RIT News and Events on my Teaching Nabokov's Lolita in the #MeToo Era volume. Shout out to all contributors! Professor explores teaching Nabokov’s ‘Lolita’ in the #MeToo era | RIT

elena_sommers Fri, 09/24/2021 - 15:07
The Nabokovian seeking submissions

From the editor of The Nabokovian's Notes and Brief Commentaries:

The next edition of The Nabokovian's Notes and Brief Commentaries will be published on  February 1, 2022. The Deadline for Submission is December 1, 2021.  Please send all submissions to me at naiman@berkeley.edu.  

dana_dragunoiu Wed, 09/22/2021 - 06:00