October 20-22, 2016, “Crime and Punishment at 150,” an international conference bringing together scholars, students, and members of the public interested in Dostoevsky’s 1866 novel, took place at Green College on the campus of the University of British Columbia. The conference was dedicated to exploring new ways of thinking about, understanding, and seeing Crime and Punishment.
The original call for papers is available here.
The program is online here.
New! A collection of recorded talks from the conference is available here.
The event featured two days of panels with speakers from Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, and Cuba, as well as a keynote address from Prof. Carol Apollonio (Duke), a special plenary panel contextualizing the novel with papers by Louise McReynolds (UNC-Chapel Hill), William Mills Todd, III (Harvard), and Elena Baraban (Manitoba), and a closing roundtable reflecting on Dostoevsky’s importance today. A panel featuring Sarah Hudspith (Leeds) and Oliver Ready (New College, Oxford) took place at the University of Bristol on October 21 and was video-linked in to the Vancouver conference.
The conference also included a screening of a new Australian adaptation of the novel: Crime and Punishment (Apocalypse Films, 2015) on October 20 at Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour Street).