Vladimir Nabokov

Tuesday, June 21st, at 7pm: Talk on Lolita and Edgar Allan Poe

By dana_dragunoiu, 20 June, 2022

Hello dear colleagues and friends,

Some of you know that I study Poe as well as Nabokov. I'm bringing these two interests together tomorrow night as part of Poe Baltimore's year-long celebration of Virginia Poe's bicentennial. Why did Nabokov consider titling Lolita either A Kingdom by the Sea or Ginny, the nickname for a heroine who might have been called Virginia rather than Dolores?  I'll be discussing Virginia Poe's influence on Nabokov's novel; on Annabel Leigh, Ginny McCoo, and Dolores Haze; and on different aspects of Humbert's defense, as he construes it in his confession.

Registration link (for the public): http://VirginiaPoeBicentennial.Eventbrite.com




Susan Elizabeth Sweeney

Distinguished Professor of Arts and Humanities

English Department, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA 01610

Director, Mapping Worcester in Poetry