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Slobodanka Vladiv-Glover, Monash University, Australia

Irene Zohrab, Victoria University of Wellington - Te Herenga Waka, New Zealand

Associate Editors
Géza Horváth, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary
Wolf Schmid, Hamburg University, Germany
Alexandra Smith, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Editorial Board
Konstantin A. Barsht, The Institute of Russian Literature, (The Pushkin House), Russian Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg, Russian Federation
Roman Katsman, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Muireann Maguire, University of Exeter, UK
Hélène Mélat, Université Paris 4-Sorbonne, France
Tetsuo Mochizuki, Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, Japan
James Phillips, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
Amy D. Ronner, Saint Thomas University, USA
Nicholas Rzhevsky, SUNY, Stony Brooke, USA
Olga Shalygina, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature – Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Aleksandr P Vlaskin, “Nosov” Magnitogorsk State Technical University, Chelyabinsk Region, Russia

Book Review Editor
Angelika Reichmann, Eszterházy Károly Catholic University, Hungary
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"In the depth and breath of tackling the universal questions of human freedom and responsibility and representing the modern psyche, F. M. Dostoevsky remained unsurpassed amongst Russian writers of his age, according to the testimony of his elder contemporary Saltykov-Shchedrin. Led by the Australian Dostoevsky specialist, Dr Slobodanka Vladiv-Glover (Monash University), and an international team of experts, The Dostoevsky Journal: A Comparative Literature Review is publishing significant research on a range of subjects in literary theory, poetics of the novel, aesthetics, history of literature and archival materials focused on Dostoevsky's life and works." - Prof. Dr. Konstantin A. Barsht, The Institute of Russian Literature, Russian Academy of Sciences
Slobodanka Millicent Vladiv-Glover studied Russian, French and German at the University of Melbourne for a BA Honours degree, then completed an MA on the Russian 19th century novel and a PhD on Dostoevsky and Bakhtin, doing research at MGU (Moscow State University). She lectured in the Centre for Comparative Literature and Slavic Studies at Monash University until 2013. She is Australia's representative for the International Dostoevsky Society.
Irene Zohrab, MA (Hons) (Russian), PhD (English Literature). She has held Research Fellowships (Hon.) at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London and the Stout Research Centre and was associate professor in the School of European Languages at Victoria University of Wellington. She was the Chief Editor of the New Zealand Slavonic Journal. Journal of the Australia and New Zealand Slavists’ Association. She also serves as the NZ Representative of the International Dostoevsky Society (IDS) and is Council appointee on the international journal Neizvestnyi Dostoevsky. Zohrab is the author and editor of more than 180 publications in Slavonic studies.

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A Comparative Literature Review

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The Dostoevsky Journal: A Comparative Literature Review is an interdisciplinary journal on research into the life and works of F. M. Dostoevsky and on the resonance of the Russian writer in other texts of world literature and philosophy.
Contributions are particularly welcome from a research perspective in postmodernism, poststructuralism and phenomenology, or which explore, in a historical context, Dostoevsky's poetics and its impact on the Western cultural paradigm.
Submitted articles will be subject to double-blind peer review.
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