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Welcome to the official site of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society (IVNS). You can access most of the site as you wish, but to add to or edit material wiki-style, as we would love you to do, you will have to register to the site by following the protocol spelled out below.

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New Feature: Classics from The Nabokovian

Introducing a new feature: read classic articles from the archives of the print version of The Nabokovian. Selected by the site's editors, articles will be featured free of charge and will vary quarterly. Full access to all of the print and electronic issues of The Nabokovian are available on this site to members of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society (IVNS). To join, please go here.

Our inaugural article is Gennady Barabtarlo's "See under Sebastian," The Nabokovian 1990.24: 24-28. Enjoy your reading!

 

News

Bibliography update and new Editor

Submitted by Brian_Boyd on Sat, 05/23/2020 - 18:10

Shakeeb Arzoo in Kolkata, India, has done a selfless and heroic job of checking, regularizing and adding links and information to all the material in the existing secondary Nabokov bibliography. This had had many glitches from its original compilation and as a consequence of the complex job (undertaken by Dmitry and Alina Kirsanov) of transferring it from one computer system to a very different one. As a result of Shakeeb’s energetic, comprehensive, thorough and careful work we have appointed him Editor of the Secondary Bibliography.

 

Ada Annotations 45: Part 2 Chapter 2

Submitted by Brian_Boyd on Thu, 05/21/2020 - 23:16

Dear Nabokovians,

            The next issue of my Ada Annotations, to Part 2 Chapter 2, is now available here (to logged-in IVNS members; you may become one here).

Part 1 Chapters 42 and 43 are now available hyperlinked and illustrated on AdaOnline. All of the annotations and essays relating to Part One, therefore, are now accessible online, another milestone on this long road.

            Thanks to Bronwen Nicholson and Stephen Blackwell for editorial help and Dmitry and Alina Kirsanov for technical assistance.

New issue of The Nabokovian published

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Sat, 05/09/2020 - 06:45

On behalf of Priscilla Meyer, editor of The Nabokovian (Notes and Brief Commentaries), it is my pleasure to announce the publication of the Spring 2020 issue. Enjoy!

Access to The Nabokovian is restricted to members of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society. If you have not paid yet your membership dues for 2020, this is the time to renew your memberships. Thank you!

Resource Sharing Initiative

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Fri, 05/01/2020 - 14:08

Dear Nabokovians:

During these extraordinary times of library closures around the world, many
scholars are unable to get the materials they need to continue doing
research. To alleviate this problem, I am offering, as General Editor of
The Nabokovian, to serve as a hub for the sharing of resources. If you are
a scholar in need of a chapter or article that you cannot get access to by
other means, please email me your request. If you are a scholar willing to
share materials from your own library, please email me to let me know that
I can include you on a list of volunteers. Whenever I receive a request, I