Ukrainian Studies

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

SLA338H, Ivan Franko

Ivan Franko

Instructor:Maxim Tarnawsky121 St. Joseph St. Alumni Hall 403 416-978–8972  

Class meets on Tuesdays 1:00–3:00 PM in Alumni Hall 103

Course Assignments

Mid Term Test

This assignment comprises 20% of the course grade.

The assignment is due at the beginning of class on February 27, 2024. The assignment consists of a short essay, roughly two or three pages long. It is the quality of your writing and the coherence of your argument that is most important. Originality (thinking of something no one else has ever thought of) is nice, but not likely, and not as important as thinking clearly and writing convincingly. The essays should be typed, double spaced, 12 point, 1 inch margins, 2-3 pages. No title pages are necessary, but don't forget your name. Here is the question for the essay:

Examine the depiction of Valeriyan Stalsky in Franko's Fateful Crossroads, which is the assigned reading for the week after our break. Focus in particular on the depiction of Stalsky in chapter two of that novel (pp. 17–21). Using all the works we have read thus far, explore Franko's depiction of evil as a psychological problem. How does evil manifest itself? How are it's causes understood? What mechanisms of psychological portratiture does Franko use to depict evil?

Questions during reading week? =

Final Papers

Final papers are due after the last class, April 2, 2024. Email the paper to No paper will be accepted after April 14, 2024. Papers are to be 8-10 pages long. They are to be typed, double spaced, and in English. Papers may be written on any topic after consulting with the instructor. Here are some suggestions for paper topics:
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