Signs and Symbols of Nabokov on The Slavic Literature Pod

From Reimagining Nabokov: Pedagogies for the 21st Century by Edited by Sara Karpukhin and José Vergara

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  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Russian & Former Soviet Union
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern/20th Century
  • EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials/Arts & Humanities
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  • Podcast episode from the Slavic Literature Pod, hosted by Matt Gerasimovich and Cameron Lallana. In this episode, Matt and Cameron tackle “Signs and Symbols” by Vladimir Nabokov and are joined in this effort by Drs. José Vergara and Sara Karpukhin. Dr. Vergara is both a returning podcast guest and an Assistant Professor of Russian on the Myra T. Cooley Lectureship at Bryn Mawr College, and Dr. Karpukhin is a Lecturer in Russian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Both of them, who co-edited a new collection on Nabokov which you can get here, shared a lot of insights on reading not just this piece, but on approaching Nabokov as a whole. Note: This podcast contains some discussions of suicide. Skip sections 5:10 - 5:21 and 34:40 - 34:52 if you would rather not listen to that.