Vladimir Nabokov

Subject: Call for Nabokov panel proposals – MLA 2024 (Philadelphia)

By Marie Bouchet, 7 November, 2022


The IVNS is inviting Nabokov scholars to propose and organize our panel at the annual MLA convention. This call is for the 2024 MLA Convention, which will take place in Philadelphia in early January 2024.

If you are interested in organizing this panel, please send your proposal to Marie Bouchet (current Vice-President of the IVNS), by December 10, 2022 (marie.bouchet@univ-tlse2.fr).


Your proposal should include:

- a 35-word CFP (an MLA requirement);

- a developed version of the CFP (300-500 words);

- a short bio.


The proposals will be assessed by late December 2022, and the chosen topic will be presented at the IVNS General Meeting in January 2023.

Early career Nabokov scholars are particularly encouraged to propose a panel.

Our MLA liaison, Zoran Kuzmanovich, will be there to help with all the practical aspects of submitting the panel description and Call for Papers to the MLA organizers. The IVNS will cover all traveling and accommodation expenses of the panel organizer.


Below is a list of the previous IVNS panels at recent MLA conventions:

MLA 2018:   Nabokov vs. Tyrants

                    Nabokov and Correspondence

MLA 2019: Nabokov, Dreams, and the Unconscious

MLA 2020: Nabokov and Contemporary Literature

MLA 2021: Playing with and for Time: Nabokov's Persistent Images

MLA 2022: Border Crossings in Nabokov’s Work

                  Speaking in Images: Nabokov’s Visual Languages

MLA 2023: Nabokov and Curiosity