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Chercheurs en chantier

Doctoral Day on Vladimir Nabokov

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Published on Wednesday, April 30, 2014


La Société française Vladimir Nabokov est heureuse d'annoncer que le programme de la journée doctorale du 2 mai, « Chercheurs en chantier » est désormais en ligne sur le site des « Chercheurs Enchantés ».



The Société française Vladimir Nabokov is happy to inform you that the program of our Doctoral Day, which will take place at the University of Strasbourg (MISHA, 5 allée du Général Rouvillois, Conference Room), on 2nd May is now available online :



9:00 Words of Welcome
Presentation of the Exhibition “A Guide to Berlin” by Natalia and Maria Petschatnikov

Part 1 : Respondent: Lara Delage-Toriel (Strasbourg University, France)

Keynote address : Stefano Ghislotti (Bergamo, Italy)

“Beyond Lolita: A ‘Reverse’ Analysis of the Film Adaptations of Three Novels by Nabokov: King, Queen, Knave, Despair, The Luzhin Defence”

Part 2 : Respondent: Cornelius Crowley (University Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France)

  • 10 :00 Doug Battersby (York, United Kingdom) “Eroticism, Reality and the Mind in Nabokov’s Ada or Ardor”
  • 10:40 Nathalia Saliba Dias (Humboldt – Berlin, Germany) “Literary Incest or the Meaning of Incest in Vladimir Nabokov’s Work”

11:20-11:40 Coffee Break

  • 11:40 Michael Federspiel (Strasbourg, France) “The Sweet Game of Anaesthesia : A Selection of Nabokov’s Playful Conditioning Strategies in Lolita”
  • 12:20 Chloë Kitzinger (Berkeley, USA) “ ‘A Variety of Forms’ : Reading Character in Nabokov”

1:00-2:00 Lunch Break (buffet at the MISHA)

Part 3 : Respondent : Eric Naiman (Paris-Ouest Nanterre la Défense, France)

  • 2:00 Julie Loison-Charles (Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France) “Nabokov and Russian Formalism”
  • 2:40 Udith Dematagoda (Glasgow, United Kingdom) “Ideology, Epistemology and the ‘Modernism of Underdevelopment’ in The Eye and Despair”
  • 3:20 Gyöngyi Mikola (Szeged, Hungary) “ ‘As Water to Ophelia’ : The Problem of Aesthetical Redemption in Nabokov’s     Invitation to a Beheading  and The Gift”

4:00-4:20 Coffee Break

Part 4 : Respondent: Sophie Bernard-Léger (University Paris IV-Sorbonne, France)

  • 4:20 Katherina Kokinova (Sofia, Bulgaria) “Training the Reader by Means of Self-Reflection”
  • 5:00 Simon Rowberry (Winchester, United Kingdom) “Is the History of the Book the Future of Nabokov Studies?”

6:00 Guided Tour of the Exhibition “A Guide to Berlin” by Natalia and Maria Petschatnikov
7:30 Dinner in town


  • MISHA - 5 allée du Général Rouvillois
    Strasbourg, France (67000)


  • Friday, May 02, 2014


  • doctoral day, Nabokov, Strasbourg


  • Sophie Bernard-Léger
    courriel : bernard [dot] sophie1 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  • Sophie Bernard-Léger
    courriel : bernard [dot] sophie1 [at] gmail [dot] com


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