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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

Isabelle Poulin

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

CFP: Vladimir Nabokov: writing nature/écrire la nature (Lausanne 27-30 June)

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Sat, 09/10/2022 - 05:58

International Vladimir Nabokov Conference

Vladimir Nabokov : writing nature / écrire la nature

Владимир Набоков: описывая природу


Lausanne, Montreux, Montricher -- 27-30 juin 2023 

Faire défiler pour le français.

Информацию по-русски см. ниже.



Marie Bouchet, University of Toulouse

Agnès Edel-Roy, University of Paris Est Créteil

Julie Loison-Charles, University of Lille

Ekaterina Velmezova, University of Lausanne

IVNS Donation to HIAS

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Tue, 08/16/2022 - 05:54

Christopher Link, Treasurer of IVNS, would like to report that the International Vladimir Nabokov Society has made a donation in the amount of 1207.78 USD to HIAS, the refugee rescue organization that sponsored Nabokov’s escape from Europe.  As announced in an earlier post, the IVNS decided at the start of the war in Ukraine to donate all member dues collected between March 11 and May 1 of this year to HIAS. The donation was made "in Honor of Vladimir Nabokov" and has been specifically earmarked by HIAS for their Ukraine crisis response.