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Ani Kokobobo on “Reading Dostoevsky Now” for WLT
April 30, 2024

Ani Kokobobo’s  (Slavic Ph.D. ’11; Chair, Slavic, German and Eurasian Studies, University of Kansas) essay “Reading Dostoevsky Now, From the Margins” appears in the May issue of World Literature Today.

Against increasing calls to “cancel” Dostoevsky due to the Russian nationalism espoused in his writings, Ani Kokobobo chooses to hold on to a Dostoevsky of the margins, a Dostoevsky who tests us ethically when we rationalize horrible means to justify an imagined greater good.