Public Humanities

Public engagement projects

Bloggers Karamazov, the blog of the North American Dostoevsky Society (editor, 2015-present).

Dostoevsky at 200, a SSHRC-funded public engagement project co-organized with Kate Holland and an international team of scholars to mark Dostoevsky’s bicentenary. 2021.

@RodionTweets, a creative Twitter project with Brian Armstrong, Kate Holland, Sarah Hudspith, Kristina McGuirk, Jennifer Wilson, and Sarah Young, part of #CP150. 2016-2018.

Crime and Punishment at 150 (or #CP150), a SSHRC-funded public engagement project and conference co-organized with Kate Holland celebrating 150 years of Dostoevsky’s novel. 2016.

“Crime and Punishment at 150,” a library exhibit, co-curated with Mel Bach, co-written with Mel Bach, Barnabas Kirk, Kristina McGuirk, and students from my 2015 T2 Dostoevsky class. Oct 2016.

@YakovGolyadkin, a creative Twitter project with Brian Armstrong and Kristina McGuirk. November 2015. | CORE deposit

#TheDoubleEvent, a public outreach project co-organized with Brian Armstrong for the North American Dostoevsky Society. November 2015.


Podcast and radio appearances

“Eugene Onegin, pt. 3.” Episode 55. Tipsy Tolstoy: Russian Literature for the Inebriated podcast. 10 June 2022.

“Crime and Punishment, pt. 1.” Episode 46. Tipsy Tolstoy: Russian Literature for the Inebriated podcast. 4 February 2022.

“On Eyre” episodes 19-20 and 34-35. Hot and Bothered podcast, season 3. 2021.

“On Dostoevsky with Katherine Bowers” episode of The Blue Hour. CiTR radio 101.9 FM. 8 April 2021.


Public writing

“Arts Insights on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine.” UBC Arts, 15 March 2022.

“Crime and Punishment at 150 Video Collection,” with Kate Holland. The Bloggers Karamazov. 19 May 2021.

“Twitterature in the Dostoevsky Classroom,” part of Teaching Dostoevsky in the 21st Century, originally a roundtable organized by Daniel Brooks, The Bloggers Karamazov, 24 April 2019.

“The Ins and Outs of Open Access,” part of Public Humanities, a series organized by Jennifer L. Wilson, The Slavic and East European Blog, 12 July 2018.

“Rodion Raskolnikov, Your Tweet Archive is Ready,” The Bloggers Karamazov, 9 May 2018.

“How do People Know Things?” Open Book Publishers Blog, 11 December 2017.

“Raskolnikov in the Fog: Time and the Crime and Punishment End Game,” The Bloggers Karamazov, 17 July 2016.

“Introducing @RodionTweets: Translating Raskolnikov into 140 Characters or Less,” The Bloggers Karamazov, 5 July 2016.

“A Recipe for a Gothic Novel,” The Recipes Project, 10 December 2015.

“Gothic Doubles and The Double, Gothically,” All the Russias, 6 November 2015.


Interviews and features about my research

“A Chat with Katherine Bowers and Kate Holland about Dostoevsky at 200: The Novel in Modernity.” Interview with Katherine Bowers and Kate Holland. Bloggers Karamazov, 19 November 2021.

“The Data-Sitters Club”. Feature by Elizabeth Redden. Inside Higher Ed, 15 April 2020.

“A New Companion for Readers of Dostoevskii”. Interview with Katherine Bowers, Connor Doak, and Kate Holland. Bloggers Karamazov, 19 November 2018.

Simon Franklin introduces the Bowers and Franklin co-edited volume Information and Empire (2017)

“Celebrating Crime and Punishment at 150.” Co-written with Kate Holland. ASEEES NewsNet. Vol. 57. No. 2 (March 2017). pp. 15-16.

Crime and Punishment at 150″ video interview for UBC Arts (2016)

Crime and Punishment at 150.” UBC Faculty of Arts Spotlight interview. October 2016.

“Katherine Bowers.” ASEEES Membership Spotlight. February 2014.

“Text and the Message: Russia’s Early ‘Information Age’.” Interview with Simon Franklin and Katherine Bowers. Research Horizons 22 (Oct. 2013): 8-9.


Recorded Talks

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