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The XVIII International Dostoevsky Symposium has been postponed and will be held in Nagoya, Japan on 22-27 August 2022. The Symposium theme is "150 Years of Demons."

New proposal submissions will be accepted until Nov 10. See the website for more details (link below).

Мир читает Достоевского

30 октября в рамках празднования 200-летней годовщины со Дня рождения Ф.М. Достоевского, Аргентинское общество Достоевского, Русский дом в Буэнос-Айресе при поддержке Международного общества Достоевского и российского Института перевода приглашают вас на международную акцию, за ходом которой вы можете следить в прямом эфире на канале YouTube.

Чтецы из разных стран на разных языках мира в течение суток будут читать одно из наиболее значимых произведений мировой литературы.

Подключайтесь к эфиру!


The North American Dostoevsky Society is proud to co-sponsor a series of events in celebration of Dostoevsky's 200th birthday in 2021-22. The NADS bicentenary program includes public talks, a birthday party for FMD, a blog series, and research opportunities for students.

For all the details and a schedule, click the button 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 22-27 August 2022 in Nagoya, Japan,  the IDS announces an international video competition, open to filmmakers worldwide.

Deadline: MARCH 31, 2022

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On Sept 2 2021 the International Dostoevsky Society celebrates 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.

We are proud to celebrate our 50th birthday during Dostoevsky’s bicentennial year, which is being commemorated worldwide, notably in Asia, where the IDS will hold its XVIII Symposium in Nagoya, Japan, in 2022.

Please take this happy opportunity to learn about our Society’s history, and to find some time this month to read a little 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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