The Marriage of Véra Slonim and Vladimir Nabokov as Jewish, Russian, and American History

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Véra Slonim and Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977) and Véra Nabokov (née Slonim, 1902-1991) met in early 1920s Berlin; their relationship encompassed two continents and five languages. In this lecture, author and scholar Maxim D. Shrayer brings to life rare and archival materials to explore the dynamics of mixed marriages and the boundaries of modern Jewish culture.

Maxim D. Shrayer is Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies at Boston College and Director of the Project on Russian and Eurasian Jewry at the Davis Center. He is the author and editor of over 15 books books, including Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story, Yom Kippur in Amsterdam and Voices of Jewish-Russian Literature. Shrayer is a Guggenheim Fellow and the winner of a National Jewish Book Award. Visit Shrayer’s website at www.shrayer.com.

Speaker(s)

Maxim D. Shrayer, Director, Project on Russian and Eurasian Jewry, Davis Center; Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies, Boston College
Moderator: Rawi Abdelal, Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management, Harvard Business School; Director, Davis Center

Cosponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University. The Project on Russian and Eurasian Jewry has been made possible with the generous support of Genesis Philanthropy Group.Genesis Philanthropy Group

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