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In Memoriam: Deborah Anne Martinsen (1954-2021)

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Wed, 12/08/2021 - 05:41

The Nabokov community mourns the loss of Deborah Anne Martinsen, distinguished Dostoevsky and Nabokov scholar. Dr. Martinsen's essay "Lolita as Petersburg Text" (Nabokov Studies 13 [2014/2015]) won, in 2017, The Donald Barton Johnson Prize for the best essay published in Nabokov Studies. Dr. Martinsen was 67 years old and battled pancreatic cancer. Our heartfelt condolences go out to her loved ones, Randall Butler, her husband, and Rory Butler, their son. 


Набоков. Возвращение. (Nabokov. The Return.) Opens at the Pushkinskii Dom

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Sat, 11/27/2021 - 09:22

An exhibition entitled "Набоков. Возвращение." (Nabokov.The Return.) was opened on November 12, 2021 at the Pushkinskii Dom (Pushkin House) Museum (officially the Institute of Russian Literature) in St. Petersburg, to celebrate the arrival of the last tranche of important Nabokoviana (books, manuscripts, letters, memorabilia) remaining after the death of Dmitri Nabokov in 2012.

Ada Annotations 2-6 here and 2-4 on AdaOnline

Submitted by Brian_Boyd on Tue, 11/16/2021 - 19:36

Dear Nabokovians,

The Annotations for Ada Pt 2 Ch 6 (Ada's reunion with Van in Manhattan) are now available here on this website, a much shorter set of annotations than the last instalment. The notes have now reached more than 2/3 of the way through the novel.

And simultaneously the next instalment due for release on AdaOnline, Part 2 Chapter 4 (the lecture on dreams) is now online here

RESCHEDULED: Stanislav Shvabrin at the Institute of Russian Literature, November 18

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Tue, 11/02/2021 - 05:16

Dear All:

Stanislav Shvabrin's talk, which could not take place on November 16 due to technical issues, has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 18, 8 pm SPb time (12 pm EST). Organized by Pushkinskii Dom, the talk will be on the subject of Nabokov and Jules Supervielle. The seminar proceedings will be in Russian.

If you wish to watch the seminar, please watch on our YouTube channel:

With best wishes to all,

Tatiana Ponomareva