Julia Titus (Yale University)
It has been noted that Dostoevsky’s poetics and ideas have had a lasting impact on many celebrated authors from different national literatures and periods, from James Joyce and Virginia Wolf to Jean Paul Sartre and William Faulkner among many others. Haruki Murakami and Gabriel Garcia Marques also named Dostoevsky one of their favorite authors, and more recently Orhan Pamuk spoke of his books being influenced by Dostoevsky.
This panel seeks to examine Dostoevsky’s influence on other authors of the nineteenth and twentieth century, as well as contemporary authors, and study the possible connections and textual echoes between Dostoevsky’s writings and other texts that can be potentially related to Dostoevsky’s literary legacy. We invite abstracts devoted to the contemporary literary analysis of the chosen texts, as well as a broader research on philosophical and theological issues that are central to Dostoevsky’s worldview and continue to be discussed and re-examined today.