Katherine Bowers

Articles by Katherine Bowers

Rodion Raskolnikov, Your Tweet Archive is Ready

Two years ago, on May 1, 2016, the Twitter account @RodionTweets sent its first tweet. Since then @RodionTweets has livetweeted the events of Dostoevsky’s novel Crime and Punishment, broken into 140-character-or-less snippets, from its hero Raskolnikov’s perspective. The bulk of the novel’s events take place over the course of three intense weeks in the summer, and the bulk of Rodion Raskolnikov’s tweets similarly appeared in July 2016, but the account has continued to tweet the book’s epilogues, which spread over the course of nearly two years. Finally, on April 24, 2018, Raskolnikov’s new life began and the Twitter account went silent.

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Tweets in the Fog: Time and the Crime and Punishment End Game

Once Raskolnikov confesses, then what happens?

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Gothic Doubling and The Double, Gothically

Dostoevsky was well aware of the power of the gothic.

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