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Subject: call for contributions; edited collection -Nabokov's Woman: Present in Her Absence
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 16:55:42 -0400
From: Elena Sommers <ersgla@rit.edu>
To: nabokv-l@listserv.ucsb.edu <nabokv-l@listserv.ucsb.edu>
CC: nabokv-l@utk.edu <nabokv-l@utk.edu>, nabokv-l@holycross.edu <nabokv-l@holycross.edu>, Elena Sommers <ersgla@rit.edu>

Call for contributions (edited collection):

Nabokov's Woman: Present in Her Absence

Edited by Elena Sommers (Rochester Institute of Technology)

If we had to arrange an interview with one of Nabokov's heroines, the job would be challenging as she is rarely in one place for very long. When she is, she often falls victim to sudden circumstances and is usually assigned a particularly cruel and painful death. Always frustratingly elusive, desired by all, seemingly available, yet completely unattainable, Nabokovís woman is presented again and again through the nostalgic prism of her lyrical absence. Hoping to draw from both well-known scholars in the field and new talent, this collection of articles aims to explore the subject of the female voice in Nabokov. The authorís representation of female characters is one of the areas of Nabokov studies that has yet to receive its full share of scholarly attention. The editor of the proposed collection hopes to bring together critical response to Nabokovís art that creates a blend of non-feminist and feminist points of view.

Please send a 300 word abstract and a brief bio to elena.sommers@rit.edu by April 30th, 2013.

Elena Sommers, Ph.D
Assistant to Chair,
Senior Lecturer in Russian/Global Literature
Department of English
Rochester Institute of Technology
NEW -Office- 6- 1315; ph: 585.475.4417

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