Dostoevsky panels at AATSEEL 2020

The 2020 AATSEEL convention is taking place in San Diego February 6–9. This year’s program features several panels focused completely or partially on the ideas and works of Dostoevsky scheduled for Saturday, February 08 and Sunday, February 09. Come join us this weekend to hear the latest research on Dostoevsky!

 

Saturday, February 08


8:00–10:00am 

5-5 Reading Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

Location: Balboa 1

Chair: Lynn Ellen Patyk, Dartmouth College

Group panelists:

Laurel Schmuck, University of Colorado, Boulder and Justin Trifiro, University of Southern California – “Tolstoy Versus Dostoevsky?: Free Will Under the Microscope”

Boungsam Jeung, Stanford University – “The Unaddressed Letters in Dostoevsky’s The Idiot: The Unfinalizability of The Human Soul”

 

5-10 Early Soviet Aesthetic and Social Theory: Between Immanence and Transcendence

Location: Gaslamp 2

Chair: Robert Bird, University of Chicago

Group panelists:

Mari Jarris, Princeton University – “Emotionality and “Winged Eros”: Alexandra Kollontai’s Transitional Theory of Gender Emancipation”

Anne Eakin Moss, Johns Hopkins University – “Vladimir Nil’sen’s Transparent Mirror”

Tom Roberts, Smith College – “Lukács on Dostoevsky: Immanence and Totality in the Wake of 1917”


1:00–3:00pm

6-1 Stream 1B: Dostoevsky Beyond Bakhtin (I)

Location: Gaslamp 4

Chair: Jacob Emery, Indiana University

Group panelists:

Benjamin Paloff, University of Michigan – “Bakhtin’s Narrative Realism”

Maxwell Parlin, Princeton University – “Raskolnikov’s Repentance: Kierkegaard as a Corrective to Bakhtin”

Lynn E. Patyk, Dartmouth College – “Provoking Bakhtin”

 

3:30–5:00pm 

7-1 Stream 1B: Dostoevsky Beyond Bakhtin (II)

Location: Gaslamp 4

Chair: Edyta Bojanowska

Group panelists:

Alexander Spektor, University of Georgia, Athens – “Mr. -tin and the Question of Plot”: Realigning Dialogism in Dostoevsky”

Jillian Costello, Stanford University – “Reading Slant: The Failure of Dialogism and Narrative Cruelty in Dostoevsky’s Krotkaya”

Jefferson Gatrall – “A Single Child’s Suffering: Dostoevsky’s War Rhetoric from Diary of a Writer to the War in Donbass”

 

5:15–7:00pm

8-6 Dialogues with/in Dostoevsky (Sponsored by the North American Dostoevsky Society)

Location: Balboa 2 

Chair: Greta Matzner-Gore, University of Southern California

Group panelists:

Chloe Papadopoulos, Yale University – “Speaking Silently in Fedor Dostoevsky’s ‘Krotkaia’”

Kelsey Rubin-Detlev, University of Southern California – “F. M. Dostoevsky’s Correspondence with A. G. Dostoevskaia: Dialogue or Serialized Novel?”

Alex Spektor, University of Georgia – “Between Idyll and Catastrophe: The Space of Ethics in ‘The Dream of a Ridiculous Man’”

 

Sunday, February 09


8:00–10:00am

9-4 Dostoevsky’s Poetics

Location: Gallery 3B

Chair: Paul Contino, Pepperdine University

Group panelists:

Max Gordon, Northwestern University – Crime and Punishment: Return of the Matricidal Son

Paul Contino, Pepperdine University – “Ivan’s Confession and Kenosis: How von Balthasar’s Theology Enriches Bakhtin’s Study of Dostoevsky’s Poetics”

Piotr Axer, Brown University – “‘The Only Other World’ – Elaborating the Representations of the Void in Demons


Thank you to Vadim Shneyder of UCLA who compiled this list!

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