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Dostoevsky's Women and the Image of the Femme Fatale in the European Novel (NeMLA 2024)

Boston, Mass
Organization: NeMLA
Event: NeMLA 2024
Categories: Postcolonial, Graduate Conference, Hispanic & Latino, Comparative, French, Women's Studies, World Literatures, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature
Event Date: 2024-03-07 Abstract Due: 2023-09-30

The creative legacy of Dostoevsky left a memorable gallery of extraordinary female characters, from Sonia in Crime and Punishment to Grushen'ka in Brothers Karamazov and Nastasia Philippovna in The Idiot. The proposed session will analyze the complex images of women in Dostoevsky novels, focusing on the archetypal female characters in his major novels vis-a-vis other Russian realist novels, such as the works of Leo Tolstoy and Turgenev, investigating social and cultural gender norms of that period. The papers focusing on the image of femme fatale in the European novels will also be considered. Please submit your abstract through the official NeMLA portal at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20583



Julia Titus