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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 materials from the archives of the print version of The Nabokovian. Selected by the site's editors, contents 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 third feature is "Colloquy on Browning's Door" from the 34th issue (1995) of The Nabokovian.  Enjoy your reading!

 

News

Voting in Upcoming Elections for IVNS Vice-President

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Thu, 12/16/2021 - 05:34

Elections for the next vice-president of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society will take place shortly. As you know, the vice-president becomes president after serving a two-year term. If you wish to vote in these elections and have not yet renewed your IVNS membership **for 2021**, please take the time now to do so. You may do so here:

In Memoriam: Deborah Anne Martinsen (1954-2021)

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Wed, 12/08/2021 - 05:41

The Nabokov community mourns the loss of Deborah Anne Martinsen, distinguished Dostoevsky and Nabokov scholar. Dr. Martinsen's essay "Lolita as Petersburg Text" (Nabokov Studies 13 [2014/2015]) won, in 2017, The Donald Barton Johnson Prize for the best essay published in Nabokov Studies. Dr. Martinsen was 67 years old and battled pancreatic cancer. Our heartfelt condolences go out to her loved ones, Randall Butler, her husband, and Rory Butler, their son. 

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Набоков. Возвращение. (Nabokov. The Return.) Opens at the Pushkinskii Dom

Submitted by dana_dragunoiu on Sat, 11/27/2021 - 09:22

An exhibition entitled "Набоков. Возвращение." (Nabokov.The Return.) was opened on November 12, 2021 at the Pushkinskii Dom (Pushkin House) Museum (officially the Institute of Russian Literature) in St. Petersburg, to celebrate the arrival of the last tranche of important Nabokoviana (books, manuscripts, letters, memorabilia) remaining after the death of Dmitri Nabokov in 2012.