A section by Richard Gill of Pace University, from Dostoevsky Studies, exploring - with close readings - the notion that the bridges of St. Petersburg function as a motif reflecting the course of the protagonist's internal drama.
An essay by Matthew M. Wylie of Stephen F. Austin State University examining Dostoevsky's sociological and psychological representations of crime. Wylie employs Carlo Ginzburg's ideas on space and time, and their relationship with guilt and pity.
In this essay Nicholas Rourke Miller, of University of North Carolina, asserts that "the struggle between reason and faith, and its bearing on the moral psychology of the four brothers are at the heart of Dostoevsky's greatest novel".
An essay by Joyce Carol Oates on Dostoevsky's "most satisfactorily 'tragic' work" examines, with a selection of excerpts, several characters and scenes in the novel as well as evalauting certain criticisms of form and structure.
An essay by David A. Goldfarb investigating the presence of Kant's aesthetics in this novel. With the aid of several close readings Goldfarb probes the nature of the protagonist's 'ironic individualism'.