A. PERSONAL INFORMATION
Date of Birth: September 3, 1955. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
|312 Willard Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M6S 3R2
|Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures|
University of Toronto
121 St Joseph Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1J4
- Ph.D. 1986 Harvard University. Comparative Literature
Thesis Title: "Valerijan Pidmohyl'nyj, Guy de Maupassant, and the Magic of the Night"
- B.A. cum laude
1977 University of Pennsylvania
- 1987 – Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Toronto
- 1992 – Associate Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Toronto
- 1992 – Member-Continuing, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto
- 2016 – Full Professor
- 1987 Summer School Instructor, Harvard University (Ukrainian Literature)
- 1986 Instructor, Comparative Literature Department, Harvard University
- 1986 Summer School Instructor, Harvard University (Intermediate Ukrainian)
5. Professional Affiliations and Activities
- The Volianyk-Shvabinskyi Fund of the Ukrainian Free University Foundation award for the best book in Ukrainian Studies in 2005 to Mizh rozumom ta irratsionalnistiu: Proza Valer'iana Pidmohyl'noho.
- The American Association for Ukrainian Studies Book Prize for
1995 (Best book in Ukrainain Studies in 1994) awarded for Between
Reason and Irrationality: The Prose of Valerijan Pidmohyl'nyj.
B. ACADEMIC HISTORY
- Editor. Ukrainian Literature. A Journal of Translations. 2004– .
- Director. Danylo Husar Struk Programme in Ukrainian Literature. 1999–
- Honorary President, Canadian Association of Slavists, 2014–2015.
- Vice President, Shevchenko Scientific Society, Canada, 2010–2014.
- President, Canadian Association of Slavists, 2004–2008.
- Vice President, Canadian Association of Slavists, 1998–2003.
- Secretary-Treasurer, Canadian Association of Slavists, 1992–95; 1995–98.
- Director, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, 1992–2001.
- Canadian Delegate to the International Association for Ukrainian Studies, 1990–95
6.1. Grants and Research Awards
6.2. Digital Humanities Projects
- SSHRC Insight Grant, March15, 2017 – March 31, 2023, $90,572
Title: Ivan Franko's Prose: The Ironies of Revolutionary Choices
Online Activities. Ongoing.
7. a. Refereed Articles
7. b. Books
- "Ivan Nechui-Levytskyi and the Prohibitions on Publishing Ukrainian Literature," East/West:
Journal of Ukrainian Studies, Volume IV, No. 2 (2017) (ewjus.com) ISSN 2292-7956. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21226/T2RW51, 131–46.
- "Serhii Iefremov: Epitome of the Ukrainian Revolution." Kyiv-Mohyla Humanities Journal. Vol. 4,
(2017) (http://kmhj.ukma.edu.ua/) ISSN: 2313-4895. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18523/kmhj106677. 2017–4, 1–10
- "As Feminine as Granite: Nationalist Women Writers of the Interwar Diaspora," Harvard
Ukrainian Studies 32-33 (2011-2014) 787–96.
- "Nechui's Aesthetic Code: Repetition, Pacing, and Non-Purposeful Narration." Kyiv-Mohyla
Humanities Journal. Vol. 1 (2014). (http://kmhj.ukma.edu.ua/) ISSN: 2313-4895. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18523/kmhj25724. 2014-1, 219-240
- "Mykhailo Rudnytsky--Literary Critic." Journal of Ukrainian Studies 27: 1-2 (Summer-Winter,
- "Zhinka v tvorakh Nechuia-Levyts'koho." (In Ukrainian, Women in the Works if Nechui-Levyts'kyi) Vydnokola 3. An online journal:
- "Mykola Ievshan: Modernist Critic?" In Creating a Modern Ukrainian Cultural Space: Essays in
Honor of Jaroslav Rozumnyj. Ed. Myroslav Shkandrij (=Journal of Ukrainian Studies 25: 1–2,
- "Idealizm heroiv Ivana Franka" (In Ukrainian, The Idealism of Ivan Franko's Heroes). IV
Mizhnarodnyi Kongres Ukraiinistiv, Odesa, 26-29 serpnia 1999. Literaturoznavstvo. Knyha 1.
Kyiv: Mizhnarodna Asociiaciia Ukrainistiv, 2000. 483–93.
- "The Humanist Clay of Honchar's Works." Ukrainian Quarterly 56: 1 (Spring 2000) 9–18.
- "What is Told in the Green Library: History, Institutions, Language" Canadian Ethnic Studies 31:
3 (1999) 104–13.
- "Feminism, Modernism, and Ukrainian Women." Journal of Ukrainian Studies 19: 2 (Winter,
- "European Influence in Ukrainian Modernist Prose." Canadian Slavonic Papers 34: 1-2
(March-June, 1992) 131–42.
- "Maisternist' psykholohichnoho analizu chy iliuziia psykholohizmu? (Dva pryklady: Panas Myrnyi i
Nechui-Levyts'kyi)" [In Ukrainian, Masterful Psychological Analysis or the Illusion of
Psychology? (Two examples: Panas Myrnyi and Nechui-Levyts'kyi)]. Slovo i chas, 1992: 8,
- "Modernism in Ukrainian Prose." Harvard Ukrainian Studies 15: 3/4 (December 1991) 263–72.
- "Ostannij tvir Pidmohyl'noho" [In Ukrainian, Pidmohyl'nyi's Last Work]. Vsesvit, 1991: 12,
- "Ivan Neuj-Levyc'kyj's Realism." Adelphotes: A Tribute to Omeljan Pritsak by his Students; Harvard Ukrainian Studies 14: 3/4 (December 1990) 608–22.
- "Nevtomnyi honets' v maibutnie. Ekzystentsiial'ne prochytannia Mista Pidmohyl'noho" (In
Ukrainian, translation of essay published originally in English [see below], Tireless Messenger
Into the Future: An Existential Reading of Pidmohyl'nyi's Misto). Slovo i chas 1991: 5, 56–63.
- "Nevtomnyi honets v maibutnie: An Existential Reading of Valeriian Pidmohylny's Misto." Journal
of Ukrainian Graduate Studies 4: 2 (Fall 1979) 3–19.
Chapters in Books.
- "Introduction," Ostap Vyshnia, Hard Times, Trans. Yuri Tkacz. London: Glagosav, 2018, 9–12.
- "Iak Ivan Semenovych svaryvsia z Ivanom Iakovychem" (In Ukrainian, How Ivan Semenovych
quarreled with Ivan Iakovych). Listvytsia Iakova [Jacob's ladder]: a festschrift honoring Leonid
Ushkalov. Kharkiv: Maidan, 2016 [=2017], 398–408.
- "Traditional or Modern; Nativist or Foreign; Ukrainian or European: The Roots of Ivan Nechui-Levyts'kyi's Antimodernism." Ukraine and Europe: Cultural Encounters and Negotiations.
Eds. Giovanna Brogi Bercoff, Marko Pavlyshyn, and Serhii Plokhy. Toronto: University of
Toronto Press, 2017, 269-82.
- "Orthography, Copyright, and Legendary Anecdotes: The Story of Neuj's Linguistic
Peculiarities." Studien zu Sprache, Literatur und Kultur bei den Slaven. Gedenkschrift für
George Y. Shevelov aus Anlass seines 100. Geburstages und 10. Todestages. Eds. Andrii
Danylenko, Serhii Vakulenko, Berlin: Verlag Otto Sagner, 2012, 295-308.
- "Nietzschean Themes in the Works of Valeriian Pidmohyl'nyi." Twentieth Century Ukrainian
Literature: Essays in honor of Dmytro Shtohryn. Ed. Jaroslav Rozumnyj, Kyiv: Kyiv Mohyla
Academy Publishing House, 2011, 311–23 .
- "Images of Bonding and Social Decay in Contemporary Ukrainian Prose: Reading Serhii Zhadan
and Anatolii Dnistrovyi." In Contemporary Ukraine on the European Cultural Map, Armonk,
NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2009, 264–74.
- "Feminizm, modernizm i ukrains'ke zhinotstvo" (In Ukrainian, translation of "Feminism,
Modernism, and Ukrainian Women," 1994). Genderna perspektyva, Ed. Vera Aheieva, Kyiv:
Fakt, 2004, 204–17.
- "The Duality of Ol'ha Kobylians'ka." Introduction to Ol'ha Kobylians'ka, On Sunday Morning She
Gathered Herbs. Trans. Mary Skrypnyk. CIUS Press: Toronto, 2001, v–xi.
- "Ironichnyi Rai Shevchenka." Svity Tarasa Shcvchenka. Tom II. Ed. Laryssa M.L. Zales'ka
Onyshkevych, Asia Humets'ka, Ivan Fizer. New York: Shevchenko Scientific Society, 2001,
- "'Nevtomnyi honets' u maibutnie': Ekzystentsial'ne prochytannia Mista Pidmohyl'noho," in Use
dlia shkoly: Valer'ian Pidmohyl'nyi. Kyiv: Vseuvyto, 2001, 69. Abridged reprint of a previously
- "Ivan Nechui-Levytskyi" and "Valerian Pidmohylnyi" for the The Literary Encyclopedia (An
internet encyclopedia project http://www.litencyc.com/).
- Prose. In Encyclopedia of Ukraine, Vol 4, 241–43.
8. b. Non-Refereed Publications - Books
- The All-Encompassing Eye of Ukraine: Ivan Nechui-Levyts'kyi's Realist Prose. Toronto:
University of Toronto Press, April 2015.
- Canadian Slavonic Papers 58: 3 (Sept. 2016) 308-10. By Svitlana Krys
- Revue des études slaves 97: 3-4 (2016) 527-29. By Iryna Dmytrychyn
- Slavic Review 75: 2 (June 2016) 491-492. By Oleh Ilnytzkyj
- Harvard Ukrainian Studies 35: 1-4 (2017-18) 561-63. By Marko Pavlyshyn
- East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies 5: 1 (2018) 201-3. By George Mihaychuk
- University of Toronto Quarterly 86: 3, (Summer 2017) 296-97. By Myroslav Shkandrij
- Between Reason and Irrationality: The Prose of Valerijan
Pidmohyl'nyj. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, January 1995.
- Slavic and East European Journal 40:2 (Summer 1996) pp. 393–4, John Fizer.
- Canadian Slavonic Papers 38:3–4 (Sept.-Dec. 1996) pp, 501–3, Marko Pavlyshyn.
- Jounral of Ukrainian Studies 21:1–2 (Summer-Winter 1996) pp. 327–8, George S. N. Luckyj.
8. C. Other Publications - Translations
9. Manuscripts/publications in preparation
- Nechuvanyi Nechui: Realizm v ukrainskii literaturi, [Translation of my: The All-Encompassing
Eye of Ukraine: Ivan Nechui-Levyts'kyi's Realist Prose] Kyiv: Laurus, 2016.
- "Mizh rozumom ta irratsional'nistiu: Proza Valer"iana Pidmohyl'noho, [Translation of my Between Reason and Irrationality] Trans. Vasyl' Trylis, Kyiv: Pulsary, 2004.
10. Papers Presented at Meetings and Symposia
- Monograph on the prose of Ivan
- "Ivan Nechui-Levyts'kyi: Expansive, Conservative, Peculiar" and other entries for a project to
compile a collectively authored History of Ukrainian Literature. Ed. George Grabowicz.
E. OTHER POSITIONS
- Participant in a roundtable on "Publishing Ukrainian Literature and Scholarship in Translation" at the
AATSEEL Conference, Washington DC, February 3, 2018.
- "Mif bosykh pioneriv (The Myth of the Barefoot Pioneers)." In Ukrainian, Shevchenko Scientific
Society of Canada, Annual Conference, Toronto, December 2, 2017. Video:
- "Serhii Iefremov: Epitome of the Ukrainian Revolution." CAS Conference, oronto, May 29, 2017.
- "Serhii Iefremov: Epitome of the Ukrainian Revolution." Paper and presentation to the Ukrainian
Research Group of the Petro Jacyk Program, CERES, University of Toronto. April 18, 2017.
- "Serhii Iefremov: Politician, Publisher, Publicist, and Scholar." A paper presented at the conference Ukrainian Statehood 1917-1921: Institutions and Individuals, Harriman Institute, Columbia
University, February 24 and 25, 2017." Video available on-line:
- "Iak Ivan Semenovych svaryvsia z Ivanom Iakovychem" (In Ukrainian, How Ivan Semenovych
quarreled with Ivan Iakovych). MAG/ASEEES Congress, Lviv, June 26-28, 2016.
- "Criminal Deviance in Ivan Franko's Late Prose." CAS Conference, Calgary AB, June 1, 2016.
- "How Ivan Semenovych Quarreled with Ivan Iakovych." ASEEES Conference in Philadelphia.
November 21, 2015.
- "Nechui's Aesthetic Code: Repetition, Pacing, and Non-Purposeful Narration." ASEEES
Conference, Boston MA. November 21-24, 2013.
- "Ivan Nechui-Levyts'kyi and the Prohibitions on Publishing Ukrainian Literature." Presentation at a
symposium, The Language That "Did Not, Does Not, and Cannot Exist": 150 Years Since the
Valuev Decree, University of Toronto. November 1, 2013.
- "Ukrainian Realism." Presentation at a symposium in preparation for writing a collective History of
Ukrainian Literature. Vienna, Austria. January 17-19, 2013.
- "Traditional or Modern; Nativist or Foreign; Ukrainian or European: The roots of Nechui's Anti
Modernism." Conference "Ukraine and Europe." Gargnano, Italy. May 25-26, 2011.
- "Images of a Jewish Conspiracy and the Depiction of the Evils of Capitalism." Paper presented at a
symposium, "Imagining 'the Other' in Jewish and Ukrainian Literatures," University of Toronto,
Munk Centre for International Studies. January 10, 2010.
- "Reading Nechui with a Grudge." AAASS Conference, Boston, November 12-15, 2009.
- "Images of Bonding and Social Decay in Contemporary Ukrainian Prose." Paper delivered at a
symposium to launch the publication of Contemporary Ukraine on the European Cultural Map.
University of Toronto, Munk Centre. September 24, 2009.
- Lecture on Ivan Kotliarevsky for an audience of youth counselors in training. SUM Ukrainian Youth
Association campground, Acton, ON. July 21, 2009.
- "Ivan Nechui-Levyts'kyi's Historical Imagination," AAASS Conference, New Orleans. November
- "Rediscovering the Classics of Ukrainian Realist Literature: Who was Ivan Nechui-Levytskyi?"
Seminar presentation, Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University. October 29, 2007.
- "As Feminine as Granite: Nationalist Women Writers of the Interwar Diaspora," ASN Convention,
New York. April 13, 2007.
- "Borrowed Theory, Native Practice: Literary Criticism in Ukraine." VII World Congress of the
International Council for Central and East European Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin,
Germany. July 25th-30th, 2005.
- "Decadent Ukrainian Early Modernist Prose." AAASS Conference, Boston. December 4-7, 2004.
- "Andrii Lahovs'kyi's Sentimental Education." Canadian Association of Slavists Conference,
Winnipeg. May 31, 2004.
- "Nechui and Iefremov." Canadian Association of Slavists Conference, Halifax. May 29-31, 2003.
- "Nechui's Prescriptions for Ukrainian Literature." Canadian Association of Slavists Conference,
Toronto, May 26-28, 2002.
- "Zhinka v tvorakh Nechuia-Levyts'koho." International Association for Ukrainian Studies
Conference, Chernivtsi, Ukraine. August 26-29, 2002.
- "Nechui-Levytskyi's Imagined Ukraine." AAASS Conference, Washington DC. November 17,
- "The Historical Context of Kvitka-Osnov'ianenko's Humor." AAASS Conference, Denver.
November 9-12, 2000.
- "The Duality of Ol'ha Kobylians'ka." Canadian Association of Slavists Conference, Edmonton. May
- "Fictional Ukraine." Paper presented at the Conference on Ukrainian Politics in the 20th Century,
Yale University. April 7-9, 2000.
- "Mykhailo Rudnyts'kyi--Critic." AAASS Conference, St. Louis. November 18-21, 1999.
- "What is Told in the Green Library." Conference entitled "Ukrainians in Canada and the United
States: Cross Border Interaction and Comparative Experiences." Toronto. October 29-31, 1998.
- "Ivan Franko's Idealist Hero." AAASS Conference, Boca Raton, Florida. September 24-27, 1998.
- "Franko's Realism." AAASS Conference, Seattle. November 20-23, 1997.
- "The Humanist Clay of Honchar's Works." AAASS Conference, Boston. November 14-17, 1996.
- "Povtorennia v tvorakh Nechuia-Levyts'koho" (In Ukrainian, Repetition in the Works of Ivan
Nechui-Levyts'kyi). Third International Congress of Ukrainian Studies, Kharkiv, Ukraine, August
- "Ivan Nechui-Levyts'kyi and the Irrational." AAASS Conference, Washington, D.C. October 23-6,
- "Nationalism, Romanticism, and Prejudice: Ivan Nechui-Levyts'kyi's Hostility to Russia."
Conference entitled People, Nations, Identities: The Russian-Ukrainian Encounter, Harriman
Institute, Columbia University, New York. November 13-15, 1994.
- "Feminism, Modernism, and Ukrainian Women." AAASS Conference, Honolulu. November 18-22,
- "Mykola Ievshan--The Modernist Critic." AAASS Conference, Phoenix. November 19-22, 1992.
- "European Influence in Ukrainian Modernist Prose." AAASS Conference, Miami, FL, November
- "Rannia proza Valeriiana Pidmohyl'noho." Lecture Series of the Ukrainian National Home, Toronto.
November 28, 1990.
- "Modernism in Ukrainian Prose." AAASS Conference, Washington, D.C. October 18-21, 1990.
- "Rannia proza Valeriiana Pidmohyl'noho." Founding Congress of the Mizhnarodna Asociiaciia
Ukrainistiv [International Association of Ukrainian Studies], Kyiv, Ukraine. August 27-September
- "Pidmohyl'nyi's Last Novel." International Congress of Slavic and East European Studies,
Harrogate, England. July 21-26, 1990.
- "Re-evaluating Lesia Ukrainka." Canadian Association of Slavists Conference, Victoria. May
30-June 1, 1990.
- Commentator in a panel on Ukrainian Literature in the 1930s. Conference "Ukraine Under Stalin."
Toronto. March 2-4, 1990.
- "Psychologism of Ukrainian Fiction of the 2nd half of the 19th century." Soviet-American
Colloquium on Ukrainian Literature, Harvard University. December 6-7, 1989.
- Discussant in a panel on Taras Shevchenko. AAASS Conference, Chicago. Nov. 2-5, 1989.
- "Pidmohyl'nyi's Last Novel." Canadian Association of Slavists Conference, Quebec City. June 2-4,
- "Ivan Nechui-Levyts'kyi's Realism." AAASS Conference, Honolulu. November 18-21, 1988.
- "Reflections of Nietzsche in Ukrainian Literature of the 1920s." Conference "Nietzsche's Influence
in Soviet Culture," Fordham University, New York. June 1-3, 1988.
- "The Impact of Nietzsche in Ukrainian Literature of the 1920s." AAASS Conference, Boston.
November 5-8, 1987.
- "Nietzschean Themes in the Works of Valeriian Pidmohyl'nyi." Conference "Ukraine in the 1920s -
Early 1930s," University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. June 22-26, 1987.
- "Valeriian Pidmohyl'nyi's Realist Stand." New England Slavic Association Conference, Boston.
March 14-15, 1986.
- "Pidmohyl'nyi's Misto and Maupassant's Bel-Ami." AATSEEL Conference, Chicago. December
- "Five Approaches to Valeriian Pidmohyl'nyi's Misto," Conference "Ukrainian Literature in the
Twentieth Century," University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. June 24-28, 1982.
- "Ironichnyi rai Shevchenka," (In Ukrainian, Shevchenko's Ironic 'Rai'/Paradise). NTSh
Shevchenko Conference, New York. May 2, 1981.
- Undergraduate Coordinator, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, July 1995-1999.
- Secretary-Treasurer, Canadian Association of Slavists, 1992-95; 1995-1998.
- Director, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, 1992-2001.
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