“Making the Novel Novel: Lolita” with the Humanities Center

“She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in Slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita.”

The DePaul Humanities Center continues its series on the history of the novel by turning its attention to Vladimir Nobakov’s classic, Lolita. The event takes place on Wednesday, January 20 from 7:00-9:00 pm in the DePaul Student Center Room 120.

The evening begins with the world premier of “Young Matrix, Unknown Heart,” adapted for the stage from Nobakov’s novel by Dan Christmann, and performed and directed by Evan Hill and Melissa Lorraine. The performance including author Maryse Meijer, Danielle Meijer (DePaul University), and Shari L. Savage (Ohio State University) will investigate the various artwork used as book covers for Lolita and the ways in which Lolita’s age may not be really the central moral question of the novel.

Find out more on the event page.

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