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“Global Dostoevskys” (North American Dostoevsky Society)

Categories: Postcolonial, Comparative, Cultural Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Eastern European
Event Date: 2021-10-20 Abstract Due: 2021-10-20

Call for Posts: “Global Dostoevskys,” North American Dostoevsky Society

The North American Dostoevsky Society invites proposals for blog posts on the topic of “Global Dostoevskys: Influences and Receptions” for our official blog The Bloggers Karamazov. Posts for this limited series should focus on an aspect of Dostoevsky’s influence and reception outside of Russia. Less researched sites of influence and unexplored areas of reception are especially welcome.

Potential blog topics could include, but are not limited to:

  • Translations of Dostoevsky’s works
  • Shifts in his acclaim or censure within a culture
  • Counters to influential readings of Dostoevsky (Bakhtin etc)
  • An author/culture’s particular attachment to a character or book from the canon
  • Intertextual engagements and reinterpretations of his oeuvre
  • Television, film, or theatrical adaptations
  • Fictional interpretation of Dostoevsky’s life
  • The history/state of Dostoevsky studies in a particular culture, especially when focused on less-studied works in English

Contributors are encouraged to preview projects they are preparing for publication, or to discuss a particular aspect of any research they may be completing. These posts should ideally be between 800 and 1200 words, though longer posts will be considered (up to 2000 words). Photos and video accompaniments are welcome. If your text is in a foreign language, translation options may be available; please note this in your submission for more information.

If you are interested in becoming a contributor, please send a 200-300 word proposal and a brief bio to globaldostoevsky@gmail.com by October 20, 2021. Individual deadlines will be negotiated with the editors, but will span Winter 2021 through early Spring 2022.


Melanie Jonnes