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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

Ada Notes 1-43 and AdaOnline updates

Submitted by Brian_Boyd on Thu, 06/20/2019 - 19:36

Dear Adaphiles,

The notes to Ada 1.43 have been added to the Annotations section of the website, which also means the notes to Ada 1.41 are now available (with hyperlinks to motifs and illustrations) on AdaOnline. Thanks once again to Steve Blackwell for acting as editor of the new annotations, kindly continuing the momentum of his role as the last editor of the print Nabokovian.

Open Letters from the International, French, and Japanese Vladimir Nabokov Societies to Russia's Ministry of Culture

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Mon, 06/17/2019 - 08:43

Dear Readers of The Nabokovian:

The International Vladimir Nabokov Society, the Société française Vladimir Nabokov and the Nabokov Society of Japan make a joint appeal to Russia's Ministry of Culture in three open letters. 

These urgent letters, published at the bottom of this message, were published in an article by Maria Bashmakova in Kommersant. The Ministry's reply to the last letter sent to it by the Vladimir Nabokov Literary Foundation is embedded in this same article. 

Announcing Nabokov Readings 2019 International Conference Program / Набоковские чтения – 2019 Программа международной конференции

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Sat, 06/15/2019 - 05:22

On behalf of the organizers of the annual "Nabokov Readings 2019 International Conference /

Набоковские чтения – 2019 Международнaя конференция,"

it is my great pleasure to announce the conference program. The conference takes place from

3-5 July / 3-5 июля 2019.

 

 

 

Message of Gratitude to the Société Française Vladimir Nabokov for hosting another (fourth!) superb conference, titled "Vladimir Nabokov: Histoire et Géographie"

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Fri, 06/14/2019 - 09:03

The Société Française Vladimir Nabokov has hosted yet another magnificent conference, this time at Université Cergy-Pontoise, the Sorbonne, and Musée National de l’Histoire de l’Immigration. Plenary speakers, Isabelle Poulin and Will Norman, delivered fascinating talks on the first two days of the conference and were accompanied by speakers from several generations of Nabokovians. At the Musée National, we listened to a seminal talk on Russian immigration, which disclosed unpublished documents from the Nina Berberova Archives (including letters and notes from Nabokov).