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Book Panel. Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment: A Reader’s Guide by Deborah Martinsen
The Harriman Institute, together with the North American Dostoevsky Society and Academic Studies Press, will host a roundtable discussion to celebrate the publication of Deborah Martinsen’s Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment: A Reader’s Guide (2022).


Katherine Bowers, University of British Columbia

Erica Drennan, Barnard College

Kate Holland, University of Toronto

Greta Matzner-Gore, University of Southern California

Ronald Meyer, Harriman Institute, Columbia University

Marcia Morris, Georgetown University

Deborah Martinsen (1954-2021) earned her Ph.D. in the Columbia Slavic Department and remained at Columbia, where she remained for the rest of her professional career. She was a beloved teacher, valuable mentor and cherished friend and colleague. Deborah was past president of the International Dostoevsky Society and executive secretary of the North American Dostoevsky Society. Although known primarily for expertise as a Dostoevsky scholar, she also did amazing things when she ventured outside of her specialty; for example, in 2016, she received the Donald Barton Johnson Award for best essay published in Nabokov Studies that year: “Lolita as Petersburg Text.” Deborah worked on completing two book manuscripts during the past year. Her Reader’s Guide, published by Academic Studies Press in February 2022, builds on her decades of teaching Dostoevsky’s novel in the Columbia Core and teaching others how to teach the novel. The second book, A Very Short Introduction to Dostoevsky, will be published by Oxford University Press.

This event is also available as a YouTube Live stream: https://youtu.be/Yh08DKhd20Q

Apr 1, 2022 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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