Vladimir Nabokov

Welcome to The Nabokovian!

By stephen_blackwell, 28 February, 2019

Welcome to the official site of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society (IVNS). Founded by Professors Brian Boyd, Stephen H. Blackwell, and Zoran Kuzmanovich, the site is intended to serve as the go-to place for all matters pertaining to the life and work of Vladimir Nabokov. You can access most of the site according to your wishes, but to add to or edit material wiki-style (as we hope you will do) and join in lively discussions, you will have to register to the site by following these directions. If you post a news item to the site and you wish this news item to be disseminated via our list-serve, please send an email to the general editor at dana.dragunoiu@carleton.ca.

If you wish to become a member of the Society, you will have access to a trove of resources related to Nabokov, including annotations to Nabokov’s works and materials published in The Nabokovian. Since this site depends in large part on membership dues, active Nabokovians are highly encouraged to become paid members of the Society.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO LOG IN EACH TIME YOU VISIT THE SITE. Otherwise you will be denied the privileges that registration and/or IVNS membership entitles you to.

Designed to support wiki-style contributions, the site will grow as its registered membership grows. Nabokov scholars: please add your names and profiles to the list of “Nabokovians.” Admirers of Nabokov: please consider joining the International Vladimir Nabokov Society, a vibrant community of Nabokov readers, students, and scholars worldwide. 

REGISTRATION PROTOCOL: Because of an escalating number of bot infiltrations, those wishing to register to the site are asked to follow the protocol below:

  1. Send an email requesting to be registered to Associate Editor, Stanislav Shvabrin at shvabrin@email.unc.edu
  2. The message should contain a full name, an institutional affiliation, and a favourite Nabokov novel or passage. The use of complete sentences is encouraged. The more ample expression of interest in Nabokov, the quicker the verification process will be.
  3. A login and password will be sent out shortly. The password can be changed the first time that it is used.

With best wishes,

Dana Dragunoiu, 

General Editor