Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Crime and Punishment
The first twilight program in our Law and Literature Series celebrated the 150th anniversary of the acclaimed yet controversial novel Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
Arts journalist and radio producer Fiona Gruber moderated a panel discussion with Associate Professor Bronwyn Naylor from Monash University’s Faculty of Law and Adjunct Associate Professor Millicent Vladiv-Glover from Monash University’s School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics. Judge Paul Grant opened the session.
The lively discussion covered aspects of Dostoevsky's life and influences, the novel's reception in Russia when it was first published, the reform of the criminal justice system and theories about the novel's various religious and psychological themes.
Our Law and Literature Series, now in its second year, invites acclaimed presenters in discussion with judicial officers to focus on a range of literary works that relate to the law and relevant social issues.