An international gathering of Dostoevsky scholars and researchers
Beyond Carnival: Funny Dostoevsky
May 14 and 15, 10:00-4:00 pm EST
Join us for a virtual conference to celebrate Fyodor Dostoevsky’s (1821-1881) bicentennial and comedic genius. For decades, readers and critics have emphasized “dark Dostoevsky” or “heavy Dostoevsky,” in the process saddling Dostoevsky with the partially undeserved reputation of being one of the deepest, darkest, and most depressing writers of European modernity. An international gathering of Dostoevsky scholars and researchers will present on various aspects of Dostoevsky’s comic vision, including parody as a means of mockery but also restoration, physical and slapstick comedy, funny women, explosive and offensive humor, and more!
For further details, including the conference program and registration, please use the link below.
Sponsored by the Russian Department and the Leslie Center for the Humanities.
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.