Conference Speakers

Ukraine: Language, Culture, Identity

Olena Haleta (Lviv National University)

Olena_Haleta-300x270Dr Olena Haleta (Department of the Literary Theory and Comparative Studies, Lviv Ivan Franko National University) will address the conference “Ukraine: Language, Culture, Identity” as an invited speaker. In 2004-2010 Dr Haleta was Director of Lviv University’s Centre for the Humanities, the unit within the university that has most actively engaged with Monash University’s Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies under the two universities’ collaboration agreement.

Dr Haleta is the editor of several important scholarly collections, including Formalism (2004), Irony (2004), Sappho (2005), Histories and/of Literatures (2010), all in Ukrainian, as well as the monograph series “University dialogues” (Lviv University). Currently a visiting fellow at the University of Vienna, she has held similar visiting posts at Harvard University, Columbia University and the University of Toronto.

The title of Dr Haleta’s presentation at the conference will be “Literary CombiNation: Memory and Space in Contemporary Ukrainian Anthologies.”

Dr Haleta’s participation in the conference is made possible by the generous sponsorship of The Karpaty Foundation.

Volodymyr Kulyk

Volodymyr-Kulyk-300x225One of Ukraine’s foremost academic researchers in the field of identity studies, Dr Volodymyr Kulyk (Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), will attend the conference “Ukraine: Language, Culture, Identity” as one of the two keynote speakers.

Dr Kulyk is the author of  the books The Discourse of the Ukrainian Media: Identities, Ideologies, Power Relations (Kyiv, 2010; in Ukrainian), Revisiting a Success Story: Implementation of the Recommendations of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities to Ukraine, 1994-2001 (Hamburg, 2002; in English), Ukrainian Nationalism in Independent Ukraine (Kyiv, 1999; in Ukrainian), and many other publications. He is a member of the editorial boards of Krytyka (Kyiv), the leading Ukrainian journal of cultural critique, and the high-impact International Journal of the Sociology of Language (published in Germany).

Dr Kulyk’s keynote presentation will be titled “Language and Identity in Post-Soviet Ukraine.”

Dr Kulyk’s attendance at the conference is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Ukrainian Studies Foundation in Australia Ltd.

Serhy Yekelchyk

Serhy-Yekelchyk-225x300Professor Serhy Yekelchyk (University of Victoria, Canada) has confirmed that he will deliver one of the keynote addresses at the “Ukraine: Language, Culture, Identity” conference.

The title of Professor Yekelchyk’s address to the conference is “Memory Wars on the Silver Screen:Ukraineand Russia Look Back at the Second World War.”

Professor Yekelchyk is the author of the books Ukrainophiles: The World of Ukrainian Patriots in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century (Kyiv: K.I.S., 2010; in Ukrainian), Ukraine: Birth of a Modern Nation (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007) and Stalin’s Empire of Memory: Russian-Ukrainian Relations in the Soviet Historical Imagination (Toronto: Toronto University Press, 2004; Ukrainian translation, 2008). He is the co-editor, with Oliver Schmidtke, of Europe’s Last Frontier? Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine between Russia and the European Union (New York: Palgrave, 2008).

Professor Yekelchyk was a Visiting Scholar at Monash University in 1993-1994.