Dostoevsky at 200

September 21, 2021

2019 Wall Scholar, Dr. Katherine Bowers marks the bicentenary of Dostoevsky’s birth with the release of her latest volume (co-edited with Dr. Kate Holland), Dostoevsky at 200: The Novel in Modernity. As a member of the North American Dostoevsky Society, Dr. Bowers is also participating in a number of events celebrating the author’s 200th birthday including public talks, panels and a virtual birthday party.

Dostoevsky at 200: The Novel in Modernity was conceived as a forum for younger scholars working in new directions in Dostoevsky scholarship, this volume asks how narrative and genre shape Dostoevsky’s works, as well as how they influence the way modernity is represented. Of interest not only to readers and scholars of Russian literature but also to those curious about the genre of the novel more broadly, Dostoevsky at 200 is pathbreaking in its approach to the question of Dostoevsky’s contribution to the novel as a form.

The book is available for sale through University of Toronto Press.

There is also an open-access version available (supported by the University of Toronto Library)

For more information about activities planned to celebrate the Dostoevsky bicentenary, visit the North American Dostoevsky Society blog, Bloggers Karamazov.