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Dostoevsky at 200: The Novel in Modernity (with Katherine Bowers and Kate Holland and Discussants Chloe Papadopoulos and Robin Feuer Miller)
April 13, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Join us for another 19v seminar!
Marking the bicentenary of Dostoevsky’s birth, the volume Dostoevsky at 200: The Novel in Modernity (University of Toronto Press, 2021) takes the writer’s art – specifically the tension between experience and formal representation – as its central theme. While many critical approaches to Dostoevsky’s works are concerned with spiritual and philosophical dilemmas, this volume focuses instead on questions of design and narrative to explore Dostoevsky and the novel from a multitude of perspectives. This volume asks how narrative and genre shape Dostoevsky’s works, as well as how they influence the way modernity is represented. This talk by the volume’s co-editors will discuss the volume’s genesis and contribution to Dostoevsky studies, situating Dostoevsky’s formal choices of narrative, plot, genre, characterization, and the novel itself within modernity and considering how the experience of modernity led to Dostoevsky’s particular engagement with form.
Watch the event recording on YouTube here.