A key part of #CP150 is thinking about new ways of understanding, interpreting, or reading Crime and Punishment. Over the summer, we have curated two series of blog posts on The Bloggers Karamazov, the blog of the North American Dostoevsky Society, which reflect on Dostoevsky’s novel in 2016, 150 years on.
@RodionTweets blog posts
In July, participants of the @RodionTweets project wrote a series of blog posts reflecting on their experience tweeting the novel part by part. These posts revealed new insight into narrative, timing, character psychology, social media, and the enduring messages of Dostoevsky’s novel.
Introducing @RodionTweets: Translating Raskolnikov into 140 Characters or Less by Katherine Bowers (July 5, 2016)
On Tweeting Part One of Crime and Punishment by Sarah Hudspith (July 7, 2016)
On Tweeting Part Two of Crime and Punishment by Sarah J. Young (July 10, 2016)
Rethinking the Narrative Structure of Crime and Punishment Through Twitter by Kate Holland (July 14, 2016)
On Golyadkin, Raskolnikov, and the Search for Empathy by Brian Armstrong (July 15, 2016)
Regarding the Pain of Others: Tweeting Book V of Crime and Punishment by Jennifer Wilson (July 16, 2016)
Raskolnikov in the Fog: Time and the Crime and Punishment End Game by Katherine Bowers (July 17, 2016)
Behind the @RodionTweets Curtain: The Nuts and Bolts of Twitterifying Dostoevsky by Kristina McGuirk (July 23, 2016)
Each of these posts, with the exception of the introduction, has been cross-posted on All the Russias, and we are thankful to the NYU Jordan Center for their cooperation.
Reading C&P from different perspectives
In August and September, we hosted a series of posts considering aspects of Crime and Punishment from different theoretical perspectives and a variety of disciplines including literature, philosophy, law, and film studies.
Dostoevsky and Raskolnikov’s “New Word” by Deborah A. Martinsen (August 11, 2016)
On teaching Crime and Punishment by Robert Belknap, introduced by Deborah Martinsen (August 16, 2016)
Finding Raskolnikov on the Dialogic Blog Trail by Robin Feuer Miller (August 23, 2016)
The Four Raskolnikovs and the Confessional Dream by Amy D. Ronner (August 30, 2016)
Ivan Karamazov reviews Crime and Punishment by Ivan Karamazov, with assistance from Brian Armstrong (September 6, 2016)
Envisioning Crime and Punishment: An Interview with Andrew O’Keefe by Alexander Burry (September 13, 2016)
We are thankful to all of our volunteer blog authors for writing up their thoughts about the novel and bringing new depth to our digital discussion of it.