Freedom and Desire: From Mute to #Me Too. An Aftermath of Nabokov’s Lolita in the 21 st Century.
by Genia Berg née Markova
Date of Examination:2022-12-09
Date of issue:2023-07-13
Advisor:Prof. Dr. Matthias Freise
Referee:Prof. Dr. Andrew S. Gross
Referee:Prof. Dr. Babette B. Tischleder
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EnglishNabokov’s novel Lolita was published in the middle of the 20th century, almost 70 years ago. In this work, I would like to trace how its critical perception has changed due to the #MeToo phenomenon of the 21st century. Furthermore, this paper explores the literary voices that emerge d in response to Nabokov’s Lolita. Moreover, I am going to delineate and examine in which way modern re-interpretations of Lolita reflect the contemporary perception of trauma and traumatic stress responses. The fact that this story was recently rewritten multiple times from a feminine perspective indicates that this topic is of current interest and relevant for modern readers.
Keywords: Nabokov Lolita metoo freedom desire trauma