Vladimir Nabokov

Talk: Dana Dragunoiu on Lolita, 06/15 4:15 pm ET

By Stanislav_Shvabrin, 10 June, 2021

Tuesday, June 15, 4:15 pm EST

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)

UNC Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies

UNC Russian Flagship Program

present a talk by

Dana DRAGUNOIU (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada)


For a hundred years, the argument that this novel is has been identified, reidentified, examined, waged and advanced. What it cannot be is dismissed. It is classic literature, which is to say it heaves, manifests and lasts.

                                                Toni Morrison, Introduction to the Oxford edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Dana Dragunoiu is Associate Professor of English at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Her first book, Vladimir Nabokov and the Poetics of Liberalism, was published in 2011 by Northwestern University Press. Her second book, titled Vladimir Nabokov and the Art of Moral Acts, will be published this fall also by Northwestern University Press. Her work on Nabokov has appeared in several academic journals (Comparative Literature, Nabokov Studies, Contemporary Literature and Journal of Modern Literature) and collections of essays such as Nabokov in Context, Nabokov Upside Down and Approaches to Teaching Lolita. She is the General Editor of TheNabokovian.org.

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