24. april: Åpen forelesning i russisk litteratur med doktorgradsstipendiat Alla Kharina

Onsdag 24. april kl 12.15-14.00, i seminarrom 3, P. A. Munchs hus, holder vår doktorgradsstipendiat, Alla Kharina, en ny åpen forelesning i russisk litteratur. Forelesningen holdes på engelsk. 

Tema: 

1. “One of the most limpid and luminous letters is L” (on synesthesia in Nabokov’s prose),

2. Art and Crime in Nabokov’s Despair.

This lecture will consist of two parts:

First, I will discuss a few aspects of Nabokov’s synesthesia (in his case “color hearing”) - a perceptual phenomenon in which stimulation of one sense leads to spontaneous experiences in another sense. I will demonstrate how Nabokov, being a bilingual author, perceived the Latin and Russian alphabets. I will also show a few examples of Nabokov introducing the motif of synesthesia into his prose.

In the second part, I will examine Nabokov’s novel Despair (originally written in Russian in 1934 and later translated into English by the author himself). Here I will focus on the interaction between the real-life criminal story that inspired the novel and its literary reworking. Finally, I will touch upon a few interesting features of Nabokov’s self-translation.

Publisert 12. apr. 2019 13:59 - Sist endret 28. okt. 2019 10:37