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Nabokov's Women: The Silent Sisterhood of Textual Nomads

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
5 p.m.–6 p.m.
Humanities Center, Conference Room D

Dr. Elena Rakhimova-Sommers
Rochester Institute of Technology
Principal Lecturer in Russian and Global Literature 
Department of English 

Nabokov's Women: The Silent Sisterhood of Textual Nomads is the first book-length study to focus on Nabokov's relationship with his heroines. Essays by distinguished Nabokov scholars explore the multilayered and nomadic nature of Nabokov's lovers, witches, muses, mermaids, and nymphets: their voice and voicelessness, their absentness, the paradigm of power and sacrifice within which they are situated, the paradox of their unattainability, their complex relationship with textual borders, the travel narrative, and with the author himself.