Ukrainian Studies

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

SLA338H, Ivan Franko. Spring 2024

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

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

Course Schedule

Schedule of Class Meetings
Week 1. Jan 9 Introduction, Western Ukraine, Franko’s biography
Week 2. Jan 16 Boa Constrictor
Week 3. Jan 23 Boryslav is Laughing, stories: "At Work" and "The Oil Worker."
Week 4. Jan 30 Zakhar Berkut
Week 5. Feb 6 Stories, social and political.
From Volume 1. Winds of Change. pp. 11–184. Stories: "Hryts and the Young Lord," "The Cutthroats," and "The Involuntary Hero."
Week 6. Feb 13 Stories, psychological and personal.
From Volume 1. Winds of Change. pp. 185–334, "The Raging Tempest."
   Feb 20 No class. Reading Week.
Week 7. Feb 27 Fateful Crossroads (Perekhresni stezhky)
Mid term test due
Week 8. Mar 5 Pillars of Society (Osnovy suspil'nosty) from Behind Decorums's Veil
Week 9. Mar 12 Lel and Polel from Beacons in the Darkness
Week 10. Mar 19 For the Home Hearth (Dlia domashnoho ohnyshcha) from Behind Decorums's Veil
Week 11. Mar 26 Lyric poetry, on pp. 97–155, and Heroic poetry, "Moses", "Death of Cain", and "Ivan Vyshensky". on pp. 180–176 and 226–233.
Week 12. Apr 2 Concluding Test. Papers due.

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