Edited and compiled by June Pachuta
Bibliographer for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies
University of Chicago Library
The International Dostoevsky Society (IDS) was founded in 1971, and has regional organizations in Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Scandinavia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States. Its web page can be found at http://www.dostoevsky.org/
The primary publication of the IDS is Dostoevsky Studies, published almost continuously since 1971. Throughout the years it has had a series of different publishers and several changes in the frequency of its publication; consequently, the numbering of its volumes, reflecting these changes in publisher and place of publication, is a bit complex.
The Current Bibliography, published annually within Dostoevsky Studies, was first compiled under the editorship of Martin Rice (1971-1985), followed by June Pachuta Farris (1986-current). It attempts to be the most complete and up-to-date international bibliography of recent Dostoevsky research published, and to be as nearly inclusive as possible of all material published from 1970 through the current year. However, with some exceptions, book reviews, reviews of theatrical, cinematic and musical productions, and brief newspaper articles have been omitted.
Because the bibliography has been published for so many years, and because the body of work on Dostoevsky is so immense, it has become a tedious process to check each year's bibliography individually. The combined bibliographies for 1985-2007, for example, number nearly 1,100 pages--approximately 35,000 citations. Through the support of the North American Dostoevsky Society, an affiliate of IDS, the bibliographies from 1985-2007 have been collated, reconciled and reformatted into one long alphabetic list of citations, available below. This is the first step of a multi-faceted project to provide a searchable online database of all Dostoevsky citations, 1970-current year.
Every attempt has been made to provide full, clear citations, and a special effort has been made to keep together all citations by one author, disregarding the variations in spelling and transliteration which can occur when an author publishes in a variety of languages. Any additional information which is not a part of the citation itself, but which may provide clarification of the topic in relation to Dostoevsky, is given in brackets after the citation. Whenever possible, collections of essays have been fully analyzed, with individual citations provided for each article in the collection.
The editor wishes to thank Samara Taber, who has had the daunting task of reviewing each and every one of the 35,000+ citations, and is currently in the process of inputting each citation into the test database. Many thanks are also due to Kathleen Degnan of the University of Chicago Library's Digital Library Development Center, who created the web site for this bibliography. In addition, the editor wishes to acknowledge the Board of the North American Dostoevsky Society with much gratitude and appreciation--it has been their encouragement and financial support that has helped to make this project immediately feasible and not a distant dream.
Questions about the bibliography can be directed to June Pachuta Farris at: jpf3 @ uchicago.edu