Conference Program

Ukraine: Language, Culture, Identity

The program as at 8 February 2013 is provided below.
Abstracts of the papers are aailable at this link.

Friday 15 February 2013

Registration Desk open from 08:30

Session 1 (09:00-10:30)

Chair: Halyna Koscharsky

Olga Oleinikova (University of Sydney), “Life Strategies of Ukrainians in a Transitional Society: Two Decades of Political, Economic and Social Transformation” Khrystyna Chushak (Monash University), “Why do ‘Soviet People’ Still Exist in Ukraine? The Discourse of Contemporary Ukrainian Intellectuals on the Influence of the Soviet Legacy on Ukrainians” Natalia Chaban (University of Canterbury, New Zealand) “The EU in the Eyes of General Ukrainian Public: Perception Studies.” In Natalia Chaban’s absence the paper will be read by Eva Polonska-Kimunguyi

Session 2 (11:00-12:00)

Chair: Marko Pavlyshyn

Welcome to Monash University

Professor Rita Wilson, Head, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash University


Volodymyr Kulyk (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), “Language and Identity in Post-Soviet Ukraine”

Lunch (12:00-13:15)

Session 3 (13:15-14:45)

Chair: Valentyna Shapiro

Natalia Pylypiuk (University of Alberta), “Hryhorij Skovoroda’s ‘Malorossïa’ and ‘Ukraina'” Oleh S. Ilnytzkyj (University of Alberta) “Queering the Term russkii, or How Nikolai Gogol (Hohol) made the Word Safe for Ukrainians” Marko Pavlyshyn (Monash University), “Normalising a Ukrainian Intellectual Identity in the Nineteenth Century: The Role of Marko Vovchok (1833-1907)”

Session 4 (15:15-16:15)

Chair: Symon Kohut

Lubov Vasylyk (Chernivtsi National University), “The Discourse of National Identity in Contemporary Literary Magazines” Danylo Filonenko (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv), “The Language of Popular Science Magazines and Issues of National Identity” Evhen Tsybulenko (Tallinn Law School, Estonia, and Kyiv International University), “Ukraine: Unlearned lessons” (in absentia; copies of the paper will be available)

Session 5 (16:30-17:30)

Chair: Andrew Radion

Halyna Koscharsky (Macquarie University), “Analysing a Linguistic Fossil” Symon Kohut (Alumnus of Monash University), “Questions of Identity, Questions of Purpose, and Questions Along the Way: A Personal Experience of Raising Children Bilingually”

Business meeting (17:45-18:45)

Joint meeting of the Ukrainian Studies Association of Australia (USAA) and the Shevchenko Scientific Society in Australia, followed by the Ordinary General Meeting of the USAA.

Saturday 16 February

Session 6 (09:00-10:00)

Chair: Khrystyna Chushak

Olga Pressitch (University of Victoria, Canada), “Class, Language, and Nation in a Soviet Ukrainian Blockbuster Comedy: Chasing Two Hares (1962)” Sergei Zhuk (Ball State University, USA), “A Construction of the Soviet ‘Young’ Men after Stalin: The Personal Diaries, Life Stages and Notions of ‘Youth’ in Soviet Ukraine during Late Socialism, 1970-1991”

Session 7 (10:15-11:15)

Chair: Marko Pavlyshyn

Olena Haleta (Ivan Franko National University of Lviv), “Literary CombiNation: Memory and Space in Contemporary Ukrainian Anthologies” Alessandro Achilli (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy), “Vasyl Stus and Russian Culture: A Complex Issue”

Session 8 (11:45-12:45): Keynote

Chair: Halyna Koscharsky

Serhy Yekelchyk (University of Victoria, Canada), “Memory Wars on the Silver Screen: Ukraine and Russia Look Back at the Second World War”

Lunch (12:45-14:00)

Session 9 (14:00-15:00)

Chair: Natalia Chaban

Alla Boyko (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv), “Faith-Media as a Factor in the Formation of National Identity” Natalya Sydorenko (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv), “For the Future’s Sake: Unrealized Lessons of the Past (Mass Media and Language in Ukraine)”

Session 10 (15:30-17:00)

Chair: Valentyna Shapiro

Yana Ostapenko (RMIT University), “Rethinking Ukrainian Diaspora in Australia: The Historical Experience and Potential Perspectives” Stephanie Prociw-Charalambous (Monash University),”Yearning for the Homeland: ‘From the Beginning and to the Grave…’” Victoria Team (Monash University), “‘Lard is a Ukrainian Narcotic’: Eating Beliefs and Practices of Ukrainian Australians”

Conference Dinner (18:30)

The Conference dinner was held at 57 Café Bar Restaurant, Pinewood Centre, Mt Waverley.