On Thursday, 4/11, at 4:00pm, in HSS 51, Dr. Stanislav Shvabrin will speak on “Truth, Beauty—and Violence: Vladimir Nabokov, John Keats, and the Unmentionable.” A student of the dialogic dimension of literary translation, Stanislav Shvabrin will discuss the ways in which Vladimir Nabokov’s depiction of sexual violence in Lolita (1955) evinces Nabokov’s debt to his interlocutor John Keats.
Shvabrin is the Director of the Russian Program at the University of North Carolina. He has published over a dozen articles on Nabokov, and has translated and edited works by Nabokov, Pushkin, Bulgakove, and many others. His path-breaking monograph, Between Rhyme and Reason: Vladimir Nabokov, Translation, and Dialogue, will be released this June by the University of Toronto Press. This talk is sponsored by the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures and the Department of English.