October 15: Nabokov’s Religious Apostasy: Gnostic Turpitude

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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
4:00 pm
Hale 260

This lecture is sponsored by the Comparative Literature Graduate Program.

Davydov/Nabokov Flyer