MLA 2015 Vancouver - Nabokov and History

full name / name of organization: 
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
contact email: 
zokuzmanovich@davidson.edu

Nabokov and History: Nabokov’s life and work as framed by historical moments and crises, including personal crises (migrations, assassination of V.D. Nabokov, affairs and near-affairs, death of Sergei, Cold War; the traces of history in his art; Nabokov’s downplaying of the importance of history (the Bolshevik Revolution was both “that trite deux ex machina” and a series of “fabulous upheavals”); his construction of himself as a historical figure in his own right; the boundaries of/cross-fertilization among autobiography, historiography, and literary scholarship. 300 word abstracts by 15 March 2014; Zoran Kuzmanovich (zokuzmanovich@davidson.edu).

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
interdisciplinary
journals_and_collections_of_essays
science_and_culture
theory
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond