On 15-18 November 2012 Director of the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies Professor Marko Pavlyshyn participated in the 44th Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies in New Orleans, USA. The ASEES convention is one of the largest gatherings of scholars specialising in Slavic Studies, including Ukrainian Studies.
Professor Pavlyshyn convened one of the convention’s panels, which dealt with the contribution of literature and literary criticism to a Ukrainian national identity in the 1830s and 1840s. Professor Yuliya Ilchuk (Colgate University) considered the way in which simultaneous identification with both Ukrainian and Russian culture gave way to the necessity of choosing one or the other. Professor Taras Koznarsky (University of Toronto) re-examined the work of the influential Russian critic Vissarion Belinskii, arguing that the evolution of his views on literary writing in Ukrainian from acceptance to vehement rejection was part of the crystallisation of his conception of a Russian national literature. Professor Pavlyshyn examined the different visions of an audience for Ukrainian writing and writing about Ukraine in the works of the prose writer and dramatist Hryhorii Kvitka-Osnovianenko. The discussant for the panel was Professor George Grabowicz (Harvard University). Professor Pavlyshyn was also the designated discussant for the panel “The Language of Ukrainian Culture,” speakers at which were Olga Pressitch (Victoria University,Canada) and Roman Ivashkiv (University of Alberta).
Professor Pavlyshyn attended the meeting, within the ASEEES program, of the Ukrainian Studies Association of America, where he promoted the conference “Ukraine: Language, Culture, Identity,” which is to be held at Monash in February 2013.
He also conferred with Professor Serhii Plokhii about further stages in the editing of the publication based on the conference “Ukraine and Europe” (Gargnano, June 2011).
One of the participants in the ASEEES convention was Yuri Shevchuk, author of the textbook Beginner’s Ukrainian that is used by students of Ukrainian introductory.
Professor Giovanna Brogi (Milan) will speak on Shevchenko
2014 marks the bicentenary of the birth of the poet and painter Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861),…
Monash University Staff Media Commentary on the Downing of MH17 and the War in Eastern Ukraine
Since early 2014, several events at Monash University and at other universities with the involvement…
USFA Continues Support for “New History of Modern Ukrainian Literature” Project
The Ukrainian Studies Foundation in Australia Ltd. has granted a sum of $52,000 in 2014…
Victor and Maria Rudewych Donate $1.52 Million to Support Ukrainian Studies
On 25 June 2014 Victor and Maria Rudewych, sponsors of many community and educational initiatives,…
What Future for Ukraine?
On 19 February the Monash European and EU Centre and the Mykola Zerov Centre for…
$32,000 from Victor and Maria Rudewych for Year 12 Scholarships in 2014
The Monash Rudewych Year 12 Ukrainian Language Scholarships received significant new funding for 2014 when…
Monash Ukrainian available online
Higher education students anywhere in Australia are able to enroll in Monash University’s Ukrainian Studies…
Monash Staff Address the Melbourne Maidan
On Sunday 15 December 2013 Professor Marko Pavlyshyn, director of the Mykola Zerov Centre for…
Stephanie Prociw-Charalambous Graduates with BA (Hons) in Ukrainian and History
At the Monash graduation ceremony held on 10 October 2013 Stephanie Prociw-Charalambous was admitted to…
Monash Rudewych Year 12 Ukrainian Scholarships 2014
The Scholarships were established in 2008 by the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies in…
VCE Students Encouraged to Study Ukrainian at Monash
For three Saturdays commencing on 31 August 2013, Professor Marko Pavlyshyn was a guest teacher…
Monash Students at Lviv Summer School 2013
David Priest and Aidan Malec, students of Ukrainian intermediate, took part in the Ukrainian Language…