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XVIII SYMPOSIUM Thanks to the Organizers!

The XVIII Symposium of the IDS, held at the Nagoya University of Foreign Studies in Nagoya, Japan August 24-28, 2023, was a brilliant success. The IDS Board offers its sincere thanks to NUFS, Professor Kameyama, and the Japanese Organizing Committee for their hospitality, generosity, and meticulous planning, which created an extraordinary, nurturing atmosphere for scholarly exchange. Here is the program. You can read our letter of thanks here.

Congratulations to Stefano Aloe!

On Friday, Aug 25 2023, at the General Meeting of the International Dostoevsky Society held in Nagoya, Japan as part of the XVIII International Dostoevsky Symposium, Stefano Aloe was elected President of the Society! Outgoing President Carol Apollonio was named Honorary President. Congratulations to Professors Aloe and Apollonio!

International Dostoevsky Society Video Contest

Click below for the results and a link to all the films. Congratulations to our winner and finalists!

North American Dostoevsky Society Video Collection

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

Managing Editor
Stefano Aloe, Italy

Assistant Editor
Ljudmil Dimitrov, Bulgaria

Editorial Board
Carol Apollonio, USA
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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