The Comparative Literature Graduate Program is pleased to present
a lecture by
Professor Sergei Davydov
Professor Emeritus at Middlebury College
Nabokov’s Religious Apostasy: Gnostic Turpitude
The early writings of the great Russian-American writer Vladimir Nabokov were rife with themes and images from his Russian Orthodox religion. However, from 1925 on, Nabokov began to re-code his Orthodox Christianity into a peculiar “poetic religion” of his own. This talk explores the reasons behind this process and the literary techniques involved.
Tuesday, October 15
This lecture is sponsored by the Comparative Literature Graduate Program.