Ukrainian Studies

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Slavic 1406Y, Studies in Ukrainian Literary Criticism

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

Course Description

SLA1406Y offers an examination of some of the major issues in literary theory and criticism that have influenced or characterized the development of Ukrainian literature. The goal of this course is to study the forces, trends, and ideas—particularly the literary criticism of various periods—that have shaped literature in Ukraine. The course will begin with a survey of the major histories of Ukrainian literature and the historiographical and ideological problems each of them exhibits. The balance of the course will focus on selected topics from Ukrainian literary history. Among them might be any of the following problems or confrontations: Shevchenko vs. Kulish; Nechui vs. Franko; Franko vs. Luckyj; Hrabovych vs. Chyzhevskyi; Khvylovyi vs. Pylypenko; Dontsov vs. communism; Modernism vs. populism; feminism vs. nationalism; Great Literature; Honchar—grafomania or humanism?; the role of the national question in Ukrainian literature; etc. Among the prominent critics to be considered are: Iefremov, Zerov, Vozniak, Ievshan, Hrushevsky, Shevelov, M. Rudnytskyi, Biletskyi, Laslo-Kutsiuk, Pavlyshyn, Hundorova, and Pavlychko.

Graded course requirements
Item Due date
Paper, 15-20 pgs.  End of 1st term 
Paper, 20-25 pgs.  End of 2nd term 
Claa participation and presentations.  As scheduled

The details of this course are still being worked out. A schedule will be posted at a later time.

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