Vladimir Nabokov

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Program for Nabokov Readings 2017
Dear Members of the List:

Please see below the program for this summer's Nabokov Readings sponsored by the Nabokov Museum in St. Petersburg.

Sincerely yours,
Dana Dragunoiu

Please find below Nabokov Readings Program, July 4-5, 2017, St. Petersburg

July 4-5, 2017

St. Petersburg State University

Vladimir Nabokov Museum

47 Bolshaya Morskaya, St. Petersburg,

Nabokov Readings 2017

International Conference Program

July 4-5, 2017
St. Petersburg State University Vladimir Nabokov Museum

First Day July 4, 2017

09:00 – 09:15 Registration

09:15 – 09:30

Welcoming Remarks

Tatiana Ponomareva
, Director, St. Petersburg State University Vladimir Nabokov Museum

Marina Granina
, Chairperson, “Russian Emigration” Information and Culture Center

Prof. Dr. Maxim D. Shrayer
, Chair, Conference Organizing Committee

09:30 – 12:45

Session 1. Nabokov’s Poetics

Chair: Vera Polischuk

Stephen Blackwell, PhD, Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Pushkin and the Ethics of Creation in Lolita, Pnin, and Pale Fire

Valeriy Timofeev, Associate Professor, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia

Gogol's Portrait in the Light of Nabokov's Ultima Thule

Ljuba Tarvi, PhD, University of Helsinki, Finland

The Bizarre Fruit of the Loins or Lost in Labor: The ‘Hazel’- Mega-Metaphor in Nabokov Novels

11:00 – 11:15 coffee break

Savely Senderovich, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Elena Shvarts, Independent researcher, Ithaca, NY, USA

Nabokov's Esoteric World – 3: Conjurors, Illusionists, Card Sharps

Olga Skonechnaya, independent researcher, Moscow, Russia

Spiritism in Nabokov’s Oeuvre

Andrzej Ksiezopolski, Doctoral Student, Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland

Time, History and Other Phantoms in The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

12:45 – 13:00 coffee break

Session 2. Nabokov and his Contemporaries

Chair: Tatiana Ponomareva

Maxim D. Shrayer, PhD, Professor, Boston College, Boston, USA

On Some Literary Historical Sources for Nabokov’s Novel Pnin

Olga Voronina, PhD, Associate Professor, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY, USA

“The Lesson of Return”: The Visit to the Museum in the Context of Nabokov's Personal and Literary Encounters of the 1920-30s.

Mikhail Efimov, Senior Researcher, The National Museum-Reserve “Vyborg Castle”, Vyborg, Russia

The Museum Revisited. A Self-Commentary to a Commentary

14:30 – 15:30 lunch break

15:30 – 16:45

Session 3.The Nabokov Family: New Research

Chair: Alexey Filimonov

Rusina Volkova, PhD, independent researcher, New York, USA

V.I. Rukavishnikov's Will and His Heirs

Tatiana Ponomareva, Director, St. Petersburg State University Vladimir Nabokov Museum

The Nabokov Family in 1917

Elena Solntseva, Renovator, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Ethical Problems of Renovation: On the Renovation of the V.D. Nabokov’s Former Study

16:45 – 17:00 coffee break

17.00 – 19.00

Session 4. Aspects of Nabokov’s Translation and Adaptation

Chair: Helen Tolstoy

Michael Oustinoff, PhD, Professor, University Nice Sophia Antipolis, France, Associate Researcher at the CNRS, Paris

Nabokov's Heteronymous Work and the Globalization of Imaginaries

Julia Trubikhina, PhD, Visiting Associate Professor, Hunter College, CUNY, USA

The “Source” of Pale Fire: Nabokov’s Metaphysics and the Metaphysics of Translation

Irena Księżopolska
, PhD, Assistant Professor, Vistula University in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Kubrick’s Lolita: Quilty as an Author

Yana Roldugina, Researcher, St. Petersburg State University Vladimir Nabokov Museum, St. Petersburg,

Nabokov’s Commentaries to Eugene Onegin as Fiction

19.00 – 19:30 In Memoriam Sergey Ilyin

Chair: Prof. Maxim D. Shrayer

Participants: Editor-in-Chief, “Symposium Publishers” Alexander Kononov, Maxim D. Shrayer, Vera Polischuk, Andrei Babikov, Daniel Sirgeyev

Second Day July 5, 2017

09:30 – 12:45

Session 5. Nabokov and 20th Century Literature

Chair: Irena Księżopolska

Boris Lanin, Professor, Russian Academy of Education, Moscow,

Freedom and Absence of Freedom in Grossman and Nabokov

Eirini Apanomeritaki, PhD Student, University of Essex, UK

Re-reading Nabokov through Kafka: A Comparative Approach to Metamorphosis and Subjectivity

Helen Tolstoy, PhD, Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

“Dull Glory”: The Contexts of Nabokov's Christmas Story

11:00 – 11:15 coffee break

Michael Weisskopf
, PhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

“I was a deceitful boy”: The Twists and Turns of Literary Tradition in Nabokov’s Despair

Vera Polischuk, independent researcher, Union of Translators of Russia, St. Petersburg, Russia

“The Case of the reversed footprints”: Sherlock Holmes' motifs in The Defense

Daniel Sirgeyev, Researcher, St. Petersburg State University Vladimir Nabokov Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Nabokov-Dylan Crossroads ‘66

12:45 – 13:15 lunch break

13.45 – 14.45

Session 6. Nabokov’s Spaces

Chair: Valeriy Timofeev

Julia Kobrina-Coolidge, Doctoral Student, Middlebury College, Vermont, USA

Berlin as a Setting in Vladimir Nabokov’s Russian Prose

Viktoria Lebedeva, Associate Professor, Yelets State Ivan Bunin University, Yelets, Russia

Vladimir Nabokov and Viktor Toporov on the “Saint-Petersburg Text”

14.45 – 15.45

Session 7: Nabokov’s Lolita

Chair: Ljuba Tarvi

Tomislava Djorjevic, PhD student, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Dolorous Butterfly Princess in a Wonderland by the Sea – The Motif of Destruction in Nabokov’s Lolita

Irina S. Beliajeva, Associate Professor, Tver State Technical University, Tver, Russia

Nabokov’s Lolita as an Antiparody: Regarding Lolita as a Beloved One

15:45 – 16:00 coffee break

16.00 – 16.30
 Journal Presentation

Andrei Babikov, independent researcher, Moscow, Russia

Resourceful Mnemosyne. Archival Materials to Nabokov’s Autobiography

16.30 – 17.30

Session 8. Nabokov’s Optics

Chair: Olga Voronina

Sabine Metzger, Dr.phil., Assistant Professor, Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Literaturwissenschaft, Stuttgart, Germany

Dark Chambers: Nabokov and the Second Sense

Elena Trubetskova, Associate Professor, Saratov State University, Saratov, Russia

Ophthalmological Motifs in Nabokov’s Oeuvre

17.30 – 17.45 coffee break

17.45 – 18.15

Round Table Discussion

Chair: Irina Beliajeva

Anton Borovikov (Moscow), Elena Zaytseva (Lugansk), Julia Reutova (St. Petersburg)

18.15 – 19:45

Session 9: Nabokov’s Poetry

Chair: Daniel Sirgeyev

Boris Averin, Professor, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia

On Nabokov’s Early Poetry

Nikita Sidorov, student, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Authorial Voice in Nabokov’s “Stikhi” (1979)

Alexey Filimonov, Union of Russian Writers, St. Petersburg, Russia

The New Translations of Nabokov’s English Poems

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