Join the University Scholars in Reading The Brothers Karamazov

IF YOU’RE LIKE MANY PEOPLE, The Brothers Karamazov may have been on your “must-read” list for a long time. If you haven’t read it yet, now is your opportunity to discover why this 19th-century Russian volume is not only considered one of the greatest novels of all time, but is also what Assistant Professor Christine Chaney calls the magnum opus of the University Scholars program at Seattle Pacific University.

For the past several years, Response has introduced readers to some of the texts taught in the Common Curriculum, a general education program that requires Seattle Pacific students to explore a common set of literary, artistic, musical and theatrical works over the course of their university career. This time, however, we are focusing on a text in the University Scholars Curriculum, a sequence of general education courses taken by a cohort of gifted students.

Response offered a limited number of free copies of The Brothers Karamazov, but the magazine has now given away its entire supply. You can find the book in most bookstores, or order it at or