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Location: Prairie Village, KS

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Professor Julian Connolly, a full professor in the Slavic languages department of UVA, will join us by conference call. He is a recognized authority on modern Russian literature, particularly Vladimir Nabokov and Fyodor Dostoevsky.  
Learn more about Prof. Connolly here.

Sunday, October 14, 2018 (Changed from October 21)
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Home of Marty and Dianne Lustig
Address will be provided in registration confirmation e-mail.

Pnin (Russian pronunciation: [pnʲin]) is Vladimir Nabokov’s 13th novel and his fourth written in English; it was published in 1957. The success of Pnin in the United States launched Nabokov’s career into literary prominence. Its eponymous protagonist, Timofey Pavlovich Pnin, is a Russian-born assistant professor in his 50s living in the United States. Exiled by the Russian Revolution and what he calls the “Hitler war,” Pnin teaches Russian at the fictional Waindell College, loosely inspired by Cornell University and Wellesley College—places where Nabokov himself taught.

For event questions, please contact Martin Lustig at martylustig@gmail.com.

For event registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at dc37@cornell.edu.

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