Dana Dragunoiu is Associate Professor of English at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Her monograph Vladimir Nabokov and the Poetics of Liberalism was published in 2011 by Northwestern University Press. Her work on Nabokov has appeared in Nabokov Studies, Contemporary Literature, Journal of Modern Literature, Nabokov in Context (ed. Bethea and Frank, Cambridge 2016), Nabokov Upside Down (ed. Boyd and Bozovic, Northwestern 2016), and Approaches to Teaching Nabokov’s Lolita (ed. Kuzmanovich and Diment, MLA 2000). In addition to her work on Nabokov, she has published scholarly essays on J.M. Coetzee, Ernest Hemingway, Stendhal, and contemporary film. She currently serves as the General Editor of TheNabokovian.org.


Publications on Nabokov:

  • Vladimir Nabokov and the Poetics of Liberalism. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 2011. Published in the Studies in Russian Literature and Theory series. Issued in paperback in 2012.
  • “Nabokov and Liberalism” in Nabokov in Context. Edited by David Bethea and Siggy Frank. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2018. Forthcoming.
  • “On Pity and Courtesy in Nabokov’s Ethics.” Edited by Brian Boyd and MarijetaBozovic. Nabokov Upside Down. Evanston: Northwestern UP, 2016.
  • Lolita: Nabokov’s Rewriting of Dostoevski’s The Brothers Karamazov.” Nabokov Studies 13 (2014): 20-32.
  • Lolita: Law, Ethics, Politics.” Approaches to Teaching Nabokov’s Lolita. Ed. ZoranKuzmanovich and Galya Diment. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2008. 121-127.
  • “Vladimir Nabokov’s Ada: Art, Deception, Ethics.” Contemporary Literature 46. (2005): 311-39.
  • “Vladimir Nabokov’s Invitation to a Beheading and the Russian Radical Tradition. Journal of Modern Literature 25.1 (2001): 53-69.
  • “Dialogues with Berkeley: Idealist Metaphysics and Epistemology in Nabokov’s Bend Sinister.” Nabokov Studies 5 (1998/1999): 47-62.