The Brothers Karamazov

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Guest Lectures

If you have a paper on Dostoevsky or Brothers Karamazov that you’d like to submit, we’d be pleased to consider it. Please contact Karen Gocsik.
Donald Sheehan: Dostoevsky and Memory Eternal – An Eastern Orthodox Approach to the Brothers Karamazov
DONALD SHEEHAN, Ph.D, now deceased, taught in both Dartmouth’s first-year writing program and the MALS graduate program. He was also the director of the Robert Frost Place in Franconia, NH. Professor Sheehan was an ordained Sub-Deacon in the Eastern Orthodox Church, serving at a small mission parish in mid-Vermont.
In this lecture, Donald Sheehan connects the final scene of Dostoevsky’s The Brother’s Karamazov to the funeral service in the Eastern Orthodox Church, in order to explore the nature of personhood in both Dostoevsky and the Orthodox faith. He also gives an account of his own experience of becoming Orthodox as a way to see directly some of the meanings he discusses.