Edmunds, Jeffrey

Jeff Edmunds, creator and editor of Zembla, is Digital Access Coordinator at the University Libraries of the Pennsylvania State University, whose server is home to Zembla. His texts have appeared in Nabokov Studies, The Slavic and East European Journal, McSweeney's, and Formules (Paris, France), among others. Translated into Russian, his work has appeared in Nezavisimaia gazeta, Novaia IUnost', and Inostrannaia literatura. In 2003, his tale La feintise was published with Jean Lahougue's La ressemblance (a rewriting of Nabokov's Despair) by Les Impressions Nouvelles. In addition to designing and overseeing the site, Edmunds has contributed an annotated bibliography of French Nabokov criticism; regular updates to Dieter E. Zimmer's bibliographies of Nabokov criticism; and translations of critical articles from the French (one by Nora Buhks, two by Christine Raguet-Bouvart, and one by Maurice Couturier), from the Russian (by Vladislav Khodasevich and by Alexander Dolinin), and from the Japanese (by Yuichi Isahaya, by Akiko Nakata, and by Tadashi Wakashima). On December 1, 2015, the 20th anniversary of Zembla's first day "live" on the Web, Edmunds officially closed the site and withdrew from Nabokov studies.