UPDATE: I received several excellent abstracts and have selected three. They are:
- Rebecca Freeh-Maciorowski, “Nabokov’s Crosswords of Composition”
- Lyndsay Miller, “Vladimir Nabokov’s Extra-Textual Revisions”
- Simon Rowberry, “‘Efface, expunge, erase, delete, rub out, wipe out, obliterate’: Nabokov’s composition TOoL”
Should be an excellent panel! Thanks to all who submitted. –MR
I am hoping to sponsor a panel at the 2014 NEMLA conference, in Harrisburg, PA (April 3-6). Please see the CFP below and email me your abstract by September 30!!
Vladimir Nabokov and the Art of Composition
This panel invites papers focused on Vladimir Nabokov and the art of composition. This panel will consider all aspects of Nabokov’s writing process, including the question of how his approach came to shape both the form and subject of his novels; his approach to revision; and the relationship of his methods to larger theories of composition. Please email a one-page abstract to Matthew Roth, Messiah College, firstname.lastname@example.org.