From Eric Naiman, Editor of The Nabokovian's Notes and Brief Commentaries

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Sat, 09/19/2020 - 07:07

Dear Colleagues: 

I've recently taken over the editing of the Notes and Brief Commentaries section of The Nabokovian. As many of you may know, The Nabokovian was launched by Stephen Jay Parker in 1978 (as The Vladimir Nabokov Research Newsletter) and has recently moved online, where it can be found here on the site of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society.

You must be a member to access the Notes and Brief Commentaries, a crucial resource to scholars working on Nabokov.  To join the society, which costs $10-20 per year, please go here.

Annotations should not exceed 3000 words, although in exceptional cases they may stretch to 4000 words.  All foreign-language  quotations should be translated into English, with the original language also retained if helpful to an appreciation of the point being made.  

The next edition of The Nabokovian's Notes and Annotations will be published on February 1, 2021. The Deadline for Submission is December 10, 2020.  Please send all submissions to me at  

We encourage scholars at all levels of their careers to contribute to the site.

Additional details may be found on the web site.  Please note that your contribution may not have been previously published or posted elsewhere.  We may make editorial alterations to submissions or ask for revisions before publication.  References to Nabokov's English or Englished works should be given either to the first American (or British) edition or to the Vintage collected series.  Before submitting your note, please check the most recent edition of the notes and bring your submission into conformity with the formatting and style.

Revisionist perspectives rarely applied to Nabokov's work are particularly encouraged.

Best wishes to all,

Eric Naiman