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“It Heaves, Manifests and Lasts”: The Case of Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita

June 15, 2021 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm EDT

Guest Lecture via Zoom by Dana Dragunoiu (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada)
Professor Dragunoiu’s guest talk is part of “Wicked Desire: Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita On Page and Screen,” a summer session course by Stanislav Shvabrin at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Dana Dragunoiu is Associate Professor of English at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Her first book, Vladimir Nabokov and the Poetics of Liberalism, was published in 2011 by Northwestern University Press. Her second book, titled Vladimir Nabokov and the Art of Moral Acts, will be published this fall also by Northwestern University Press. Her work on Nabokov has appeared in several academic journals (Comparative LiteratureNabokov StudiesContemporary Literature and Journal of Modern Literature) and collections of essays such as Nabokov in ContextNabokov Upside Down and Approaches to Teaching Lolita. She is the General Editor of


Registration required via Zoom. This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the UNC Russian Flagship Program.


June 15, 2021
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm EDT