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Announcing Volume XIV (2020) of Nabokov Online Journal (NOJ) and Call for Nominations for Prizes

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Mon, 02/22/2021 - 04:44

From Yuri Leving, Editor of NOJ

The new issue of the journal will be launched on 15 March, 2021. A Table of Contents can be previewed here:

We invite nominations for two awards: The NOJ Prize for the Best Scholarly Contribution in the Area of Nabokov Studies and for the Best Student Essay on Nabokov.

Commemorating the Life and Work of Don Barton Johnson (1933-2020)

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Tue, 02/16/2021 - 04:36

Dear Colleagues,

This is a reminder that, in memory of our dear colleague Professor Emeritus Don Barton Johnson (1933-2020), who passed away this past year, the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara would like to invite you to a virtual commemoration of Don's life and work on Sunday, February 28th, 2021 at 1pm PST [please note that this is Pacific Standard Time in the US and Canada]. If you wish to see the program of speakers, please email your request to There will be a brief piano prelude and postlude featuring Russian composers.

Interview with Maurice Couturier on the publication of third volume of Pléiade Nabokov

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Fri, 02/12/2021 - 05:54

Dear Enchanted Researchers, 

Please find in attachment an interview in French with Maurice Couturier about the last volume of La Pléiade. Another teaser for you: soon, we'll get to read an interview with the team that annotated Ada and Ardor!


Julie Loison-Charles


Chères chercheuses enchantées, chers chercheurs enchantés,  

Veuillez trouver en pièce jointe de ce message un entretien avec Maurice Couturier au sujet de la publication du troisième volume de la Pléiade. Nous aurons bientôt le plaisir d'avoir un entretien avec l'équipe d'annotatrices du roman Ada et L'Ardeur (un nouveau teaser!). 

Third volume of Pléiade Nabokov published!

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Sat, 02/06/2021 - 07:31

Dear colleagues,  

It is with great pleasure that I can announce that the third (and final!) volume of “La Pléiade” is out. 

It was edited by Maurice Couturier, and the annotators are members of the French Vladimir Nabokov Society, past or present. The first two novels, Pnin and Pale Fire, were annotated by Maurice Couturier, and the last three, Transparent ThingsLook at the Harlequins! and The Original of Laura, by René Alladaye.