In November 2015, the North American Dostoevsky Society launched its first multimedia online event. It hosted #TheDoubleEvent to celebrate Dostoevsky’s 1846 novella The Double. During #TheDoubleEvent:
- Scholars wrote a series of blog posts on different interdisciplinary takes on the work:
- Connor Doak on “Gender Trouble in The Double: Masculinity in Dostoevsky’s Novella and Ayoade’s Film” on All the Russias | Cross-posted on The Bloggers Karamazov
- Katherine Bowers on “Gothic Doubling and The Double, Gothically” on All the Russias | Cross-posted on The Bloggers Karamazov
- Amy Ronner on “Golyadkin’s Human ‘Shriek’” on The Bloggers Karamazov
- And on Nov 6, 2015 students and faculty across North America simultaneously watched and live-tweeted Ayoade’s 2013 adaptation of Dostoevsky’s novella.
Screenings of The Double took place at:
- USC (Los Angeles): Friday, November 6th at 5PM PST in THH (Taper Hall) 114 on the University Park Campus.
- McGill (Montreal): Friday, November 6th at 8PM EST in Sherbrooke 688, Room 321.
- UBC (Vancouver): Friday, November 6th at 5PM PST in Buchanan Tower 218.
- U of Toronto: Friday, November 6th at 8PM EST in AH404, 121 St. Joseph St.
- U of Illinois at Chicago: Friday, November 6th as part of the UIC Russian Film Club series.
- Duke (Durham NC): Friday, November 6th at 8PM EST in 305 Language Building.
- U of Virginia (Charlottesville VA): Friday, November 6th at 8 PM EST in New Cabell Hall 236.
#TheDoubleEvent was co-organized by Brian Armstrong and Katherine Bowers with assistance from Kristina McGuirk.