Barbara Wyllie

Barbara Wyllie is Deputy Editor of the Slavonic and East European Review at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), University College London. She read English at Cambridge and then took a Master’s in Russian Literature at SSEES, where she went on to study for a PhD on Nabokov. Her first monograph, Nabokov at the Movies: Film Perspectives in Fiction, was published in 2003.

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Alfred Appel, Jr (1934-2009) was a student in Nabokov's European fiction class at Cornell, where he met his wife, Nina. After a PhD on Willa Cather, and his appointment at Northwestern University, Appel turned to Nabokov, focusing especially on his self-consciousness and metafictionality, particularly in "Nabokov's Puppet Show," a long article in the New Republic (14 and 21 January 1967), which became the basis for his memorable Introduction to the Annotated Lolita (1970).