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Contributors ZSOLT BÕ LINT is a lepidopterist at the Hungarian Museum of Natural History , Budapest, and a specialist on the "blue butterflies." In numerous publications , some co-authored with Kurt Johnson and various other American authors, he has pursued completion of taxonomic work on the groups originally pioneered by Nabokov. He has been able to visit many of the European and South American collections of "blues" unavailable to Nabokov at the time of his original work. NASSIM WINNIE BERDJIS studied at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz and at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She received her MA and PhD degrees in American Studies, Russian Studies, and Mass Media Research from the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, where she also taught. Since 1995 she has been teaching in the English Department of the University of California at Davis. MAURICE COUTURIER is a professor of English and American literature at the University of Nice. He is a specialist of Nabokov, on whom he has published three books, and chief editor of the Pléiade Edition of Nabokov's novels. He has published on the theory of the novel as well, his latest books being La Figure de l'auteur (Le Seuill) and Roman et censure (Champ Vallon ). He is also a translator, of Nabokov and David Lodge, and a novelist. GALYA DIMENT, Associate Professor of Russian Literature at the University of Washington, is the author of The Autobiographical Novel of Consciousness: Goncharov, Woolf and Joyce (1994), co-editor of Between Heaven and Hell: The Myth of Siberia in Russian Culture (1993). She has also written extensively on Nabokov. Her next book, Pniniade: Vladimir Nabokov and Marc Szeftel, on which her article here is based, is forthcoming from the University of Washington Press in 1997. JEFF EDMUNDS is a cataloging assistant at the Penn State University Libraries. JANE GRAYSON, of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (University of London), is the author of Nabokov Translated: A Comparison of Nabokov's Russian and English Prose (Oxford), and, recently, "Rusalka and the Person from Porlock." GEOFFREY GREEN, professor of English at San Francisco State University, is the author of Freud and Nabokov, Literary Criticism and the viii Nabokov Studies Structures of History, and the forthcoming Voices in a Mask. He edited The Vineland Papers and Novel vs. Fiction. He is executive editor of the literary journal, Critique. SARAH HERBOLD is a graduate student in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley, where she is completing her dissertation, "Maidens and Molls: Virginity, Modernity, and the Novel." She has also recently published a critique of Slavoj Zizek's theory of posmodernity in Signs. KURT JOHNSON is a lepidopterist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. He has published over 125 scientific articles on lycaenid butterflies, mostly on the sister group of Nabokov's "blue butterflies "—the "hairstreak butterflies," a group in which he has named nearly 100 genera. Since 1991 he has worked regularly with Zsolt Bahnt in completing studies of the groups of tropical butterflies originally studied by Nabokov. SUNNY OTAKE is a student in Comparative Literature at the University of Washington. Her dissertation will examine Nabokov's views on death and how they relate to his aesthetics, ethics, and metaphysics. THOMAS SEIFRID is Associate Professor in the department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Andrei Pfatonov: Uncertainties of Spirit (Cambridge UP, 1992) and several articles on Russian literature and culture. In addition to the works of Platonov and Soviet culture of the 1920s and 1930s, he is currently interested in Russian philosophy of language and its role in Russian culture from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. SAVELY SENDEROVICH is Professor of Russian Literature and Medieval Studies at Cornell University. He is the author of Altheia (Vienna, 1982), on the elegy in Pushkin and Russian Romanticism; Pernotes (East Lansing, Michigan, 1990; with M. Senderovich), studies in Russian poetry; Chekov: Eye to Eye (St. Petersburg, 1994) a study in the phenomenology of creativity; and St. George in Russian Culture (Berne, 1994), a reconstruction of a Russian cultural leitmotif...


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