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In Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky explores the motivations of the young political zealot Raskolnikov as he puts his theory of murder into practice. His representation of Raskolnikov’s tortured consciousness before and after his crime and his path to redemption furnishes one of the most powerful investigations of the meaning of crime in world literature. At the same time, the work provides a complex picture of the political ideas circulating in Russia in the nineteenth century.

We will use the Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky translation.

(No class on Nov. 8 and Nov. 15/ Museum closed for exhibit change)

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About the lecturer(s)

John Lutz

John Lutz is Professor of English and oversees a university Division of Humanities which houses English, Philosophy, and Foreign Language.  In addition, he has led numerous initiatives such as College 101, Learning Communities, Freshman Orientation, Strategic Planning, and Outcomes Assessment. Dr. Lutz has also published numerous scholarly articles on both philosophy and literature, including a recent publication entitled  “‘Objects Insignificant to Sight’: Racial Violence and Empathy in Faulkner’s ‘Pantaloon in Black’,” The Faulkner Journal, 2023; he has consistently been honored and has won significant awards for outstanding teaching throughout his stellar career.

Lecture Details


6 lecture(s)
Day & Time

Wednesday, 1:00 - 3:00pm

Oct 18, 2023
Oct 25, 2023
Nov 01, 2023
Nov 22, 2023
Nov 29, 2023
Dec 06, 2023