2016 marked the 150th anniversary of the publication of “Crime and Punishment.” This panel examines the history of the novel’s creation and publication, the theological and humanist foundations of the novel, and Dostoevsky’s influence on 21st century writers and narratives.

PANELISTS:
Anna Barker – Russian and Comparative Literature, adjunct assistant professor
Daniel Boscaljon – Center for Humanist Inquiry, director
Christopher Merrill – UI’s International Writing Program, director

The Iowa City Book Festival is a six-day celebration of books, reading and writing. It is organized by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature.

Recorded on October 6, 2016 at the Iowa City Public Library.