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Dostoevsky, Russia and nationalism in the global era
A roundtable, co-organized by the SSEES Russian studies seminar series and the University of Leeds for Dostoevsky 200

From the nationalist arguments of his late journalism, where he championed Russian Orthodoxy and ‘God-bearing’ peasantry, to his explorations of the possibility and dangers of radical social transformation, as well as insights into populist tactics in his fictional depictions of revolutionaries, Dostoevsky’s profound concern with the state of contemporary Russia and what it could give to the wider world continues to resonate today. As part of a series of events to mark Dostoevsky’s bicentenary, this roundtable brings together a panel of experts to discuss literature’s contribution to nationalist and populist trends, Russia’s relationship to its cultural heritage, and the relevance for global audiences of Dostoevsky's vision of Russia.

Speakers: Ani Kokobobo, Lynn Ellen Patyk, Vlad Strukov, Vera Tolz, Jennifer Wilson

The session will be chaired by Sarah Hudspith (Associate Professor, University of Leeds) and Sarah J. Young (Associate Professor, UCL SSEES)

Nov 29, 2021 05:00 PM in London

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