We are all set for our Dostoevsky Day on 19 February, and we have two piece of good news.
To commemorate the publication anniversary of this iconic landmark of Russian literature, the University of Leeds invites you to an afternoon of events devoted to the author Fyodor Dostoevsky on Friday 19 February 2016, featuring talks, screenings of film and photography, interactive web art and games.
For the full programme, see our previous Events posting.
The event is free of charge, and open to all.
For any enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @dostoevskynow.
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Publication of Crime and Punishment
Friday 19 February 2016
Room B10, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane
14:00 Welcome and introduction
14:15 Discovering Crime and Punishment
Screening of an extract from the BBC’s 2002 adaptation of the novel, followed by discussion.
15:00 Translating Crime and Punishment
Oliver Ready (St Antony’s College, Oxford), translator of the 2014 Penguin edition of the novel, talks to Jacob Blakesley (Centre for Translation Studies, University of Leeds).
16:00 Being Dostoevsky
The work of Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe, performance artist and Dostoevsky impersonator, displayed and discussed by Olga Andreevskikh (PhD student, University of Leeds).
16:30 Playing Dostoevsky
Eduard Chasovitin‘s Dostoevsky-inspired online games and web art, explored by Dan Fuller (PhD student, University of Leeds) in an interactive session. Bring your tablets/smartphones!
17:00 Re-imagining Crime and Punishment’s detective
R. N. Morris, author of a series of detective novels featuring Crime and Punishment’s Porfiry Petrovich, talks to Sarah Hudspith (School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds).
18:00 Concluding remarks, followed by Dostoevsky-themed quiz in The Packhorse pub (Woodhouse Lane). Prizes featuring original artwork!
The next meeting of the Crime and Punishment reading group will be Wednesday 9 December at 16:00 in SR10, Emmanuel Centre, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds.
This week we will focus on the police investigation and Raskolnikov’s interaction with Porfiry Petrovich.
If you missed the first week, you can still join, in person, on the blog or on Twitter! It’s recommended to read at least up to the end of Part III of the novel for this week.
We look forward to inviting you to our Dostoevsky Day on Friday 19 February 2016 at the University of Leeds, featuring discussion, films, games and more.
Confirmed speaker: Dr Oliver Ready, St Antony’s College, Oxford, translator of a new edition of Crime and Punishment (Penguin, 2014).
More details to follow soon.
Open to all!
2016 will be the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment. To celebrate this milestone, we are hosting a reading group on the novel. The group is open to anyone, and we hope it will be a friendly space where people can share their impressions of this wonderful book.
You can find Crime and Punishment for free in downloadable format or to read online here:
There will be three meetings in person at the University of Leeds:
Where: Seminar room 10 in the Emmanuel Centre on Woodhouse Lane
Dates: Wednesday 18th November, Wednesday 9 December, Wednesday 27 January
In between these meetings, the discussion will continue via the Dostoevsky Now blog and on Twitter.
Please join us, in person, online, or both!
The first meeting of the Crime and Punishment reading group will be on Wednesday 18 November at 4.00pm in Seminar room 10, Emmanuel Centre, Woodhouse Lane, University of Leeds.
In this session we will be focusing on Part I (the first seven chapters) of the novel.