Ukrainian Studies

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Slavic 1402Y, Studies in Ukrainian Modernism

2016-2017; Wednesdays 11-1, Alumni Hall 404

Instructor:Maxim Tarnawsky121 St. Joseph St. Alumni Hall 403 416-926-1300 x3338FAX 416-926-2076

Course Description

SLA1402Y offers a survey of selected phenomena of the Modernist movement in Ukrainian literature. The course examines works of literature from three periods, Early Modernism (1890-1917), Mature Modernism (1920-1935), and Echoes of Modernism (1945-Present). Ukrainian literary works are viewed against the background of West European literary developments. The entire movement is analyzed from a theoretical perspective, using both Ukrainian and Western theoretical formulations, with a special focus on those issues that characterize Ukrainian literary modernism in particular. Readings will include a number of trend-setting works and a few classics of literary analysis, but many of the specific texts to be discussed will be chosen in conusltation with enrolled students after the initial meeting. For this reason, a definitive reading list will not exist until the course is actually underway.

Graded course requirements
Item Due date
Paper, 12-15 pgs.  End of 1st term 
Paper, 15-20 pgs.  End of 2nd term 
Claa participation and presentations.  As scheduled

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