Alexandr Pushkin and Vladimir Nabokov

The Institute of Russian Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Pushkin House)
The Pushkin Commission of the Russian Academy of Sciences
and
The Nabokov Foundation
invite you to participate in an International Conference:

Alexander Pushkin and Vladimir Nabokov

dedicated to the
Bicentennial of Alexander Pushkin's birth
and the
Centennial of Vladimir Nabokov's birth
to be held April 15-18, 1999

Program:

· Alexander Pushkin in the works of Vladimir Nabokov
· the development of Pushkinian ideas in Nabokov's art
· A comparative study: Pushkin and Nabokov-The literature of Pushkin's day and the art of Vladimir Nabokov
· Turn-of-the-century nineteenth-century European literature as perceived by Alexander Pushkin and Vladimir Nabokov
· Vladimir Nabokov: Pushkin scholar and Eugene Onegin commentator
· Vladimir Nabokov as Alexander Pushkin's French and English translator
· Alexander Pushkin and Vladimir Nabokov in the contemporary literary process

The Organizing Committee will bear the cost of hotels and meals as well as the cultural program and publication of the conference proceedings.

The Conference program includes excursions to sites related to Pushkin and Nabokov in St. Petersburg, Tsarskoe Selo, Rozhdestveno, Vyra, and Batovo.

Organizational contribution - $200

Deadline for conference registration and paper proposals (1 page) is March 1, 1999.

Organizing Committee:
Nabokov Foundation
47 Bolshaya Morskaya Street
St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
Tel: (812) 315-4713; fax: (812) 356-5330
e-mail: fnab@comset.spb.ru

The Nabokov Festival in St. Petersburg
April 10-23, 1999

A selection of photographs from the Festival
Follow this link for an account of the Festival by Brian Boyd.
Follow this link for an account of the Festival by Olga Voronina.

Program:

April 10: Gala devoted to the centennial of Vladimir Nabokov's birth, with a concert by the leading soloists and groups of St. Petersburg.

April 15-18: International Conference: "Alexander Pushkin and Vladimir Nabokov." The Conference is sponsored by the Institute of Russian Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Pushkin House), the Nabokov Foundation, and the Pushkin Commission of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

April 20-23: Festival at the Nabokov estates of Rozhdestveno, Vyra, and Batovo. Concerts, exhibitions, seminars, and outdoor fêtes.

The Festival program includes film showings, exhibitions of painting and photography, stage presentations based on Vladimir Nabokov's works, and a graphic art competition.


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