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The XVIII International Dostoevsky Symposium has been postponed and will be held in Nagoya, Japan from August 23-28 2023. The Symposium theme is "150 Years of Demons."

The deadline for abstract submissions has passed. The organizers will be in touch shortly. For more details, click below.


In honor of the Bicentennial of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky’s birth, the 150th anniversary of the novel Demons (Devils or The Possessed), the 50th anniversary of The International Dostoevsky Society (IDS), and the XVIII Symposium of the IDS, planned for August 2023 in Nagoya, Japan,  the IDS announces an international video competition, open to filmmakers worldwide.

The deadline for the video contest has passed.

In Memoriam. Robert Louis Jackson

We are very sad to announce the passing of our dear colleague, co-founder of IDS and NADS, Robert Louis Jackson, B. E. Bensinger Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Emeritus, at Yale University. He died on Monday, May 2 2022, at the age of 98, with his daughter Kathy present. This is an enormous loss for all of us, for our field, and for NADS and IDS. We are collecting tributes for a memorial post. If you have memories or photos of our wonderful colleague that you would like to share, please use the form linked below.

North American Dostoevsky Society Video Collection

Miss a NADS event? Visit our YouTube channel for recordings of past events, including our bicentennial program, speaker series, and more!

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On Sept 2 2021 the International Dostoevsky Society celebrated the joyful occasion of its 50th birthday. Our society was founded in Bad-Ems, Germany, on September 2, 1971. Scholars Nadine Natov, Dmitry Grishin, Rudolf Neuhauser, and Reinhard Lauth organized our first Symposium, with the active participation of Robert Louis Jackson, Malcolm V. Jones, Joseph Frank, Jacques Catteau, Horst-Jurgen Gerigk, Irene Zohrab, and other brilliant colleagues. These visionary scholars laid a firm foundation for what has become the world’s foremost organization for the study of Dostoevsky.


Dostoevsky Studies is now being published as an open access e-journal! To access the journal, click here.

Managing Editor
Stefano Aloe, Italy

Editorial Board
Carol Apollonio, USA (Ex-officio, IDS President)
Satoshi Bamba, Japan
Yuri Corrigan, USA
Pavel E. Fokin, Russia
Benamí Barros García, Spain (Journal's OJS Admin)
Christoph Garstka, Germany
Alejandro Ariel González, Argentina
Kate Holland, Canada
Sarah Hudspith, UK
Boris N. Tikhomirov, Russia
Vladimir N. Zakharov, Russia

Editorial Consultants
Sergey S. Shaulov, Russia (Russian text editor)



For over 150 years the work of F.M. Dostoevsky has stirred the imagination of readers all over the world. A master storyteller, he combined a psychologist’s perception with a philosopher’s depth and a political dissident’s suspicion of authority. Controversial during his lifetime and to this day, he revolutionized world literature with works like Notes from Underground, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Devils, and The Brothers Karamazov.


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