Last week, students in Mrs. Sutherlin’s senior English classes were able to learn more about the setting of Crime and Punishment from Edward McCormack. McCormack is the Associate Dean of University Libraries at the University of Southern Mississippi-Gulf Coast. He is also an Adjunct Instructor in the College of Arts & Humanities, and he teaches Russian as well as African and East Asian History. He has traveled to China, Taiwan, England, Greece, Spain, Germany, Canada, Panama, Belize, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Guinea, and more.
Crime and Punishment is a novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. It is the second of Dostoevsky’s full-length novels following his return from 5 years of exile in Siberia.
“I enjoyed Mr. McCormick’s presentation. I gained useful background knowledge on Fyodor Dostoevsky and Russia in the late 1800s through the presentation.” — SPCHS Senior Hayden Miller
Beau Broussard, 2018 SPCHS alumnus, said, “The background information Mr. McCormack gave was invaluable in helping me understand Crime and Punishment.”