Katherine Bowers

Articles by Katherine Bowers

Twitterature in the Dostoevsky Classroom

My adventure with Twitterature began three years ago, when I began to work with the North American Dostoevsky Society as their social media curator. I began a twitter account for the society, and it quickly took off. Throughout 2015 we had some success with contests that aimed to engage our followers and encourage them to join an online conversation about Dostoevsky. There was a humor contest, a hoodie design competition, a quote competition— and all of these events were great, boosted membership, and really helped us create a kind of community, but there was one issue.

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A New Companion for Readers of Dostoevskii

Today, “All the Russias” features an interview with the editors of “A Dostoevskii Companion: Texts and Contexts,” a new volume out this month from Academic Studies Press.

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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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