Date of Submission

Spring 2017

Academic Programs and Concentrations


Project Advisor 1

Marina Van Zuylen

Abstract/Artist's Statement

This project is an exploration of ideology in Dostoevsky's 1871 novel "Demons." In this work, Dostoevsky portrays the connection between utopianism and extremism. This project explores how romantic and political idealism becomes the foundation for violence and terrorism, through the relationship of the 1840's liberal Stepan Trofimovich Verhovensky and his nihilistic sons.

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