Crime & Punishment has been bestowed the honour of opening the Crime and Punishment at 150 Academic Conference at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver Canada.

cp-ras150Crime and Punishment at 150 is an international academic conference bringing together scholars, students, and members of the public interested in Dostoevsky’s 1866 novel, will take place at Green College on the campus of the University of British Columbia. The conference is dedicated to exploring new ways of thinking about, understanding, and seeing Crime and Punishment.

The film’s director, Andrew O’Keefe, will be attending the conference being put on by the University of British Columbia in  collaboration with the North American Dostovesky Society.  The film will have its Canadian Premiere, with co-operation of the Vancouver International Film Festival, at the state of the art Vancity cinemas.  This screening will be introduced by Alexander Burry, author of Multi-Mediated Dostoevsky (Northwestern University Press, 2011), and will conclude with a Q&A and discussion with director and writer, Andrew O’Keefe.

There will feature two days of panels with speakers from Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, and Cuba, as well as a keynote address from Prof. Carol Apollonio (Duke), a special plenary panel contextualizing the novel with papers by Louise McReynolds (UNC-Chapel Hill), William Mills Todd, III (Harvard), and Elena Baraban (Manitoba), and a closing roundtable reflecting on Dostoevsky’s importance today. A panel featuring Sarah Hudspith (Leeds) and Oliver Ready (New College, Oxford) taking place at the University of Bristol on October 21 will be video-linked in to the Vancouver conference.