Vladimir Nabokov

The Five Senses in Vladimir Nabokov's Work

By Stanislav_Shvabrin, 25 June, 2020

The Five Senses in Vladimir Nabokov's Works (ed. by Julie Loison-Charles, Isabelle Poulin and Marie Bouchet; Palgrave McMillan, 2020)


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Table of Contents

Chapter 1         “‘Do the Senses Make Sense?’: An Introduction”, Marie Bouchet, Julie Loison-Charles, Isabelle Poulin

PART I            The Role of the Senses in Nabokov’s Aesthetics and Metaphysics

Chapter 2        “Senses, Minds, Meanings and Value in Nabokov: Do the Senses Make Sense?”, Brian Boyd, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Chapter 3         “‘To breathe the dust of this painted life’. Modes of Engaging the Senses in Vladimir Nabokov’s Invitation to a Beheading”, Lilla Farmasi, University of Szeged, Hungary

Chapter 4        “Nabokov’s Visceral, Cerebral and Aesthetic Senses”, Michael Rodgers, West College, Scotland

Chapter 5         “Developing Transnational Style: Particularities of Nabokov’s Lexicon and Cognitive Frames in The Gift in Relation to the Five Senses”, Lyudmila Razumova, King’s College, London, UK

PART II           Crossing Sensations and Languages: Multilingualism, Memory and Intermediality

Chapter 6        “An Eden of Sensations: The Five Senses in Speak, Memory”, Damien Mollaret, University of Bordeaux Montaigne, France

Chapter 7         “A Look at the Spectropoetics of Photography in Nabokov’s fiction”, Yannicke Chupin, University of Cergy Pontoise, France

Chapter 8        “Visual Agnosia in Nabokov: When One of the Senses Can’t Make Sense”, Susan Elizabeth Sweeney, College of the Holy Cross, USA

Chapter 9        “Translating Taste and Switching Tongues”, Julie Loison-Charles, University of Lille, France

Chapter 10       “Translation as Craft and Heroic Deed: On the Political Stakes of a Multilingual Sensoriality”, Isabelle Poulin, University of Bordeaux-Montaigne, France

PART III          Senses and the Body: from Pleasure to Displeasure

Chapter 11       “Sensuality and the Senses in Nabokov”, Maurice Couturier, University of Nice, France

Chapter 12       “The ‘Eyes’ Have It: The Pleasures and Problems of Scopophilia in Nabokov’s Work”, Julian Connolly, University of Virginia, USA

Chapter 13       “The carmen in Nabokov’s Lolita”, Suzanne Fraysse, University of Aix-Marseille, France

Chapter 14       “‘I’d Like to Taste the Inside of Your Mouth’: The Mouth as Locus of Disgust in Nabokov’s Fiction”, Anastasia Tolstoy, University of Oxford, UK

PART IV          Synesthesia and Multisensoriality

Chapter 15       “An Introduction to Synesthesia Via Vladimir Nabokov” Jean-Michel Hupé, Neuroscience Researcher, University of Toulouse, France

Chapter 16       “Neurological Synaesthesia vs Literary Synaesthesia: Can Nabokov Help Bridge the Gap?”, Marie Bouchet, University of Toulouse, France

Chapter 17       “Undulations and Vibrations, Tonalities and Harmonies: Nabokov, Acoustics and the Otherworld”, Sabine Metzger, Stuttgart University, Germany

Chapter 18       “Vladimir Nabokov’s Musico-Literary Microcosm: “Music” and Nabokov’s Quartet”, Kiyoko Magome, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Chapter 19       “‘Tactio has come of age’: the Tactile Sense in Nabokov’s Lolita, Pale Fire and Ada”, Léopold Reigner, University of Rouen, France

Chapter 20      “Embodied Memories in Ada, or Ardor and Speak, Memory”, Nathalia Saliba Dias, Humboldt University, Germany

Chapter 21       “‘A Tactile Sensation is a Blind Spot’: Nabokov’s Aesthetics of Touch”, Lara Delage-Toriel, University of Strasbourg, France