Ukrainian Studies

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

SLA238, Literature of the Ukrainian Canadian Experience

Kurelek. The Ukrainian Pioneer
Instructor:Maxim Tarnawsky121 St. Joseph St. Alumni Hall 403 416-978–8972  

Reading List

The following works will be required reading:

(Please note, this list is in the order that we read the works numbered by weeks, so there is no number 1.)

Students must purchase two texts, 4. Vera Lysenko. Yellow Boots and 11. Jars Balan, ed. Yarmarok: Ukrainian Writing in Canada Since World War II. These texts are not available online. They can be ordered from the publisher (see links above) or purchased at the University of Toronto Bookstore.

Three further texts are classics of Canadian literature: 5. Margaret Laurence. A Jest of God, 6. Gabrielle Roy. Where Nests the Water Hen, and 10. Janice Kulyk Keefer. The Green Library. Laurence and Roy are in every library on campus and in most new and used bookstores. They are very inexpensive paperbacks. Along with Janice Kulyk Keefer's The Green Library they should all be at the bookstore.

Otherwise, the items for weeks 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 and 12 are available as pdf files that can be downloaded to your computer and printed. Items 4 and 11 are published by the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press and are available for purchase on-line (see links above) or from the U of T bookstore or from the offices of CIUS Press at U of T. Many of the strongly recommended readings are available at the University of Toronto Bookstore.

Students are invited to read Prof. Tarnawsky's paper comparing Janice Kulyk Keefer's The Green Library and Askold Melnyczuk's What is Told.

Strongly Recommended Reading

The following books are also recommended for background reading.

Some videos about Ukrainians in Canada that are shown in class.

Suggested further reading: (and topics for presentations)

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