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Oleh S. Ilnytzkyj — Олег Ільницький

 

Professor: Ukrainian Literature, Language & Culture.

Research Interests: Modernism, Avant-Garde, Ukrainian-Russian Cultural Relations, N. Gogol (M. Hohol'), Digital Analysis of Texts

Principal Teaching Areas: Literature and Culture of the Avant-Garde; Romanticism; Realism; Women Writers; Literary  and Cultural Theory; Ukrainian Language.

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DEGREES AND AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Ph.D. 1983, Harvard University, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. Specialization in Ukrainian Language and Literature.

Dissertation: Ukrainian Futurism, 1914-1930

M.A. 1975, Harvard University, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. Specialization in Russian Language and Literature.

B.A. cum laude. 1971, The City College of the City University of New York (CCNY). Specialization in English Literature.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ukrainian: native knowledge
Russian: complete fluency in reading and comprehension; speaking and writing good.
French, German, Polish, Belarusan: reading knowledge.
 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • July 2001-December 2010: Editor, Canadian Slavonic Papers
  • 2001-2002: McCalla Professor, University of Alberta
  • 1999-2001: Adjunct Professor of Comparative Literature
  • 1993: Professor, University of Alberta
  • 1988: Associate Professor, University of Alberta
  • 1983: Assistant Professor, University of Alberta. 
  • 1993 (Summer): Visiting Professor, Harvard University.
  • 1983, 1980: (Summer): Lecturer, Harvard University.
  • 1979-1983: Lecturer, University of Manitoba.
  • 1978-1979: Teaching Fellow, Harvard University.

PUBLICATIONS

[R] = Refereed

ELECTRONIC PUBLICATION

  • Pylypiuk, Natalia, Oleh Ilnytzkyj and Serhii Kozakov, A Concordance to the Complete Works of Hryhorii Skovoroda  (Edmonton: University of Alberta, 2009). A project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Ottawa, this publication consists of eleven parts: (1) "Introduction" by Pylypiuk & Ilnytzkyj (610 words, 3 pp); (2) "Online Texts," consisting of 989 pp of texts with diacritics and 1,232 pages of manuscript facsimiles; (3) the heart of the book, "Word Lists & Concordance," consists of 247,176 words and is equivalent to 8,239 print pages; (4) [Word] "Search"; (5) "Analysis Tools"; (6) a biographical sketch by Pylypiuk, "Hryhorii Skovoroda (1722–1794)" (3,449 words, 14 pp, 1 map and 10 illustrations); (7)  "About the Corpus" (a historical excursus by Pylypiuk: 1,659 words, 7 pp.); (8) "Using the Concordance"; (9) "Technical Information"; (10) "Guest Book"; and (11) "Acknowledgments." Note: as an online application, the concordance consists of over 425 Web pages. 

BOOKS

  • [R]   Ukrains'kyj futuryzm, 1914-1930. Pereklala z anhliis'koi Raia Tkhoruk. Lviv: Litopys, 2003. 425 pp. [Ukrainian translation of item 3 below] Winner of the Best Book Award in the "Scholarly and Professional Literature " category, summer 2003 at the Tenth National Forum of Publishers held in Lviv.

Reviews:

 -  Iryna Senchyshyn, "Mystetstvo maibutn'oho, shcho mynulo. Oleh Il'nyts'kyi. Ukrains'kyi futuryzm" [The Art of the Future that has Passed into History: Oleh Ilnytzkyj. Ukrainian Futurism], Moloda Halychyna, 10 July 2003: 30. 
- Alina Nebel'mes, L'vivs'ka hazeta, No. 143 (219) Monday, 4 August 2003: 8.
- [Unsigned], Krytyka, Vol. VII, No. 71, October 2003: 18. 
- Ihor Bondar-Tereshchenko, "Rozbyti okuliary," Knyzhnyk-Review  
- Olesia Omel'chuk, "Ukraina nasha prasemenkova," Knyzhnyk-Review 
-  Ivan Luchuk, "Nash ridnyi futuryzm," Postup  (Lviv) 12 March 2004 and online:
http://postup.brama.com/dinamic/i_pub/usual.php?what=21392
Olesia Omel'chuk, "Ukraina nasha praSemenkova," in Knyzhnyk-Review (no date)
- Olena Haleta in Toronto Slavic Quarterly (University of Toronto · Academic Electronic Journal in Slavic Studies, No 7 — Winter 2004 h
-  [Unsigned], Krytyka, Vol. VII, No. 71, October, 2003: 18 ["A pioneering work… a good stimulus towards further research. From this perspective its appearance in Ukrainian translation must be greeted as both relevant and timely…"];
- Oleh Kotsariev in Berezil', no. 3-4, 2004.

  

  • [R]   A Concordance to the Poetic Works of Taras Shevchenko. New York and Toronto: Shevchenko Scientific Society and CIUS Press, 2001. Volumes 1-4. Appendixes. 3230 pages. [Co-authored with George Hawrysch, my graduate student] [Won the "2003 Best Book of the Year Award" from the American Association of Ukrainian Studies.]

Reviews:

 - Marko Robert Stekh, "Inventar shevchenkovoho 'znariaddia'," Knyzhnyk Review 23 (56) (December 2002): 11. [Web version: www.review.kiev.ua]
- Rokslona P. Zorivchak, "Nove tsinne nadbannia shevchenkiany" [A New Valuable Addition to Shevchenkiana], Visnyk NTSh, no. 28, 2002: 7
-  Iuliia Diadyshcheva-Rosovets'ka, "Nedoliky korysnoho posibnyka" [Shortcomings of a Useful Tool], Kur'ier Kryvbasu, No. 2 (45), 2003: 15-17 
- Ievheniia Ruzhentseva, "Kataloh Shevchenkovoho slova" [A Catalogue of Shevchenko's Words], Literaturna Ukraina, 10 April 2003. 
- Raisa Lysha, "Persha ukrains'ka 'Konkordantsiia'" 
- Naydan, M. M, Slavic and East European Journal 48; Part 2 (2004): 323

 

  • [R]   Ukrainian Futurism, 1914-1930. An Historical and Critical Study. Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. Harvard Series in Ukrainian Studies. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, 1997. 413 pp. Distributed by Harvard University Press. [Won the "1997 Best Book of the Year Award." American Association of Ukrainian Studies.. Awarded at the Annual convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, November 1997 (Seattle, WA).]

             Reviews:

- John Fizer, Rutgers University, Slavic and East European Journal, Vol. 42, No. 4, Winter 1998): 778-780.
- Maxim Tarnawsky, University of Toronto, Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 50, No. 7, November 1998: 1301-1302.)
The Ukrainian Review (London), Vol. 45, No. 1 Spring 1998: 89-90.
- Peter Stupples, New Zealand Slavonic Journal, 1998: 330-331.
- Luigi Magarotto, Europa Orientalis, XVII, No. 1, 1998: 305-309.
- I.Z., Slovo i chas (Kyiv), No. 8, 1998: 48.
- John J. White, "Ukrainian Futurism Re-Visited," Canadian Slavonic Papers, Vol. XL, Nos. 1-2, March-June 1998: 151-159.
- Malynne Sternstein, University of Chicago Modernism/Modernity 6.3 (1999) 157-159
-  Mykola Soroka, Нове дослідження українського футуризму [Oleh Ilnytzkyj. Ukrainian Futurism, 1914-1930..., 1997] // Всесваіт, 1998, №12, С.135-136. Vsesvit 12, 1998: 135-136
- Myroslav Shkandrij, Journal of Ukrainian Studies, No. 2 (Winter 1998), Vol. 23. pp. 138-142.
- George Luckyj, Slavic Review, No. 1, Vol. 58 (Spring, 1999), pp. 219-220.
 

  • Ukrainian Short Stories and One Act Plays: An Annotated Reader with Review Exercises. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute, Harvard University, 1990. 275 pages.

 

RESEARCH REPORT (BIBLIOGRAPHY)

  • Nova generatsiia (The New Generation), 1927-1930. A Comprehensive Index. Research Report No. 63. Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, Edmonton: University of Alberta, 1998. 55 pages. This is also available as an Internet publication.

E-BOOKS (PDF / CD-ROM)

  • [R] Andrij Hornjatkevy?, Ukrainian Reference Grammar in English. Managing Editor, Oleh S. Ilnytzkyj. Edmonton, AB: UMM•IL•DP, 2005. 329 pages. Introduction. Index.

  • Andrij Hornjatkevy?, 530 Ukrainian Verbs Fully Conjugated in all Tenses. Digital edition prepared and edited by Oleh S. Ilnytzkyj. Edmonton, AB: UMM•IL•DP, 2001. xxix, 561 pages. Introduction. Index.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO BOOKS

§  [R]   “Is Gogol’s 1842 Version of Taras Bul’ba really ‘Russified’?” Festschrift for Professor J-P Himka, Journal of Ukrainian Studies [Forthcoming]. 9696 words; 28 pages.

§  "Tato: Portret liudyny" [My Father: Portrait of a Man]. Dumky pro ukrains'ku vyzvol'nu polityku [Reflections on Ukrainian Liberation Politics] by Roman Ilnytzkyj. Edited by Oleksandr Panchenko. Hadiach: Vyd. 'Hadiach', 2007. 3-17. [4896 words; 15 pages]

§ [R]  "'Imperial Culture' and Russian-Ukrainian Unity Myths," in Ukraine, the EU and Russia:  History Culture and International Relations. Edited by Stephen Velychenko. Studies in Central and Eastern Europe. Series Ed., Roger E. Kanet (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) 52-69.

§  [R]  "Abstraction and Ukrainian Futurist Literature," The Abstract Moment (U of Toronto Press) 19 pages, 4392 words [forthcoming].

§   “Ukraine as ‘Russia’ or How to Deconstruct the Construction of ‘Russianness’,” in The Re-integration of Ukraine in Europe: A Historical, Historiographical and Politically Urgent Issue. Edited by Giovann Brogi Bercoff and Giulia Lami (Alessandria [Italy]: Dell'Orso Editore, 2005) 39-55.

§ [R]  “Modeliuvannia kul’tury v imperii: ukrains’kyi modernism i krakh vserosijs’koi idei” in Ukraina: Kul’turna spadshchyna national’na svidomist’ derzhavnist’. Vypusk 12: Iuvileinyi zbirnyk na poshanu chlena-korespondenta NAN Ukrainy Mykoly Il’nyts’koho. [Ukraine: Cultural Heritage, National Identity, Statehood. Volume 12: Festschrift in Honor of Mykola Ilnytskyi, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Edited by Iaroslav Isaievych. Compiled by Vasyl Horyn] (Lviv: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ivan Krypiakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies, 2004): 128-148.

§ [R]  "Modeling Culture in the Empire: Ukrainian Modernism and the Death of the All-Russian Idea." Culture, Nation and Identity: The Russian-Ukrainian Encounter (1600-1945). Edited by Andreas Kappeler, Zenon E. Kohut, Frank E. Sysyn, and Mark von Hagen. Edmonton-Toronto: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, 2003. Pages 298-324.

 §  "Cultural Indeterminacy in the Russian Empire: Nikolai Gogol as a Ukrainian Post-Colonial Writer," in Paul Duncan Morris, ed., A World of Slavic Literatures. Essays in Comparative Slavic Studies in Honour of Edward Mozejko, Bloomington, Indiana: Slavica, 2002. Pages 153-171.

§ [R]  "Rape in Shevchenko's Trizna: Textual Fact or Theoretical Fiction?" "Creating a Modern Ukrainian Cultural Space: Essays in Honour of Jaroslav Rozumnyj" edited by Myroslav Shkandrij, Edmonton: CIUS, 2000: 3-17 [=Journal of Ukrainian Studies 25.1-2 (Summer-Winter 2000)]

§  "Hordasevych, Halyna Leonidivna (1935-)." The Modern Encyclopedia of East Slavic, Baltic and Eurasian Literature. Ed. Peter Rollberg. Vol. 10 Gulf Breeze, FL: Academic International Press, 1996. Page 9.

§  "Hrebinka, Ievhen Pavlovych (1812-1848). The Modern Encyclopedia of East Slavic, Baltic and Eurasian Literature. Ed. Peter Rollberg. Vol. 10 Gulf Breeze, FL: Academic International Press, 1996. Page 22-23.

§  "Symbolism," Encyclopedia of Ukraine. Vol. 5. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993, pp. 141-142.

§  "Shevchenko i futurysty" [Shevchenko and the Futurists] in Svity Tarasa Shevchenka. Zbirnyk stattej do 175-richchia z dnia narodzhennia poeta [The Worlds of Taras Shevchenko. Essays Commemorating the 175th Anniversary of the Poet's Birth]. Ed. Larissa M.L.Z. Onyshkevych, Leonid Rudnytzky, Bohdan Pevny and Taras Hunczak. Memoirs of the Shevchenko Scientific Society. Vol. 214. New York: Shevchenko Scientific Society, 1991. pp.149-159. [Cf. III.11 below].

§  [R] "Polemika mizh Futurystamy i Khvyl'ovym u dobu Prolitfrontu." Zapysky naukovho tovarystva im. T. Shevchenka. Pratsi filolohichnoi sektsii [Annals of the T. Shevchenko Scientific Society. Philology Section] Vol. CCXXI. L'viv: Naukove Tovarystvo im. T. Shevchenka, 1990, pp. 136-155. [Revised and translated version of II.2 above].

§  [R] "Medytatsiia smerti. Rozdumy nad p'iat'ma virshamy B-I. Antonycha" [Antonych: Intimations of Mortality], in Vesny rozspivanoi kniaz': Slovo pro Antonycha; Statti, ese, spohady, lysty, poezii. [On Antonych: Articles, Essays, Memoirs, Letters, Poetry] Lviv: Kameniar, 1989, pp. 284-291. [Cf. III, 2 below].

§  "Bibliohrafiia" [A Bibliography of Works by and about M. Khvyl'ovyi] in M. Khvyl'ovyi, Tvory v p'iat'okh tomakh [The Collected Works in Five Volumes], Vol. V. New York-Baltimore-Toronto: Smoloskyp, 1986, pp. 691-786. [Co-authors: M. Skorups'ka & O. Zinkevych]

§  "Khvyl'ovyi's Polemics Against the Futurists During the PROLITFRONT Period," Studies in Ukrainian Literature, ed. B. Rubchak. New York: Ukrainian Academy of Sciences in the U. S., 1986 [=The Annals of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences in the United States. Volume XVI, 1986], pp. 221-248.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO JOURNALS

  •   "Імперія як культурна категорія (до проблеми моделювання національних культурв російській імперії) [The Empire as a Cultural Category: Toward the Problem of Modeling National Cultures in theRussian Empire]" Вісник Львівського університету. Серія філологічна [Lviv University Herald. Philology Series] 44.1 (2008): 86-90. <http://www.nbuv.gov.ua/portal/Natural/VLNU/Fil/2008_44/Pt1/zmist.htm>

  •  Review article: Oleh S. Ilnytzkyj, “The Nationalism of Nikolai Gogol': Betwixt and Between?,” Canadian Slavonic Papers 49.3-4 (September-December, 2007): 349-368.

  •   “A Thousand Years of ‘Russianness,’” Canadian Slavonic Papers 47.1-2 (2005): 127-138.

  •   "Reply to Charles J Halperin ("Rus', Russia and National Identity"), Canadian Slavonic Papers (48) 1-2, 2006: 167-171 (Discussion, not reviewed).

  • [R]  "Italy in  the Works of Petro Karmans'kyi," Journal of Ukrainian Studies Vol. 27, Nos. 1-2 (Summer-Winter) 2002: 79-91.

  •  "Hohol' i postkolonial'nyj kontekst," Krytyka (Kyiv), No. 3 (29) March 2000: 9-13. This article appeared in two Belarusan versions as well: "Hohal' i postkalianiial'ny kantekst," Zhurnal 'Arche', No. 5, 2001.  "Hohal' i postkalianiial'ny kantekst," Belorusskaia virtual'naia biblioteka, Dekabr' 18, 103.

  • "Transplantatsiia posmodernizmu: Sumnivy odnoho chytacha" ["Transplanting Postmodernism: Doubts of a Reader"], Suchasnist' (Kyiv) 10 (1995): 111-115.

  •   [R]  Ukrains'ka khata and the Paradoxes of Ukrainian Modernism.” Journal of Ukrainian Studies, 19.2 (1994): 5-30.

  •   [R]  "Ukrainian and Russian Studies and the New World Order." Canadian Slavonic Papers Vol. XXXIV, No. 4 (December 1992) . pp. 445-458.

  •  [R]  "Ukrainian Symbolism and the Problem of Modernism." Canadian Slavonic Papers Vol. XXXIV, Nos. 1–2 (March–June 1992). pp. 113-130.

  •  [R] "Vidluchennia vid futuryzmu" [Moving away from Futurism]. Slovo i chas (Kiev), No. 3, 1992, pp. 39-43.

  •  [R] "The Modernist Ideology and Mykola Khvyl'ovyi." Harvard Ukrainian Studies, Vol. XV, No. 3/4 (December 1991), pp. 257-262; 284-287 (Discussion).

  •  "An Interview with Viacheslav Chornovil," Suchasnist' (Munich), No. 4, 1990, pp. 70-86.

  •  "An Interview with Dmytro Pavlychko," Suchasnist' (Munich), No. 3, 1990, pp. 101-103.

  •  [R]  "Konflikt mizh kozats'kym i selians'kym svitohliadom u romani 'Khiba revut' voly, iak iasla povni?'," [The Cossack and Peasant Ethos in Conflict: Reflections on Khiba revut' voly, iak iasla povni.] Slovo i chas (Kyiv), No. 4, 1990, pp. 50-56. [Ukrainian reprint & translation of III, 10 above].

  •  [R]  "Private Worlds: The Psychological Dimension of Les' Martovych's Prose," Harvard Ukrainian Studies, Vol. 14, No. 3-4 (December, 1990), pp. 350-363.

  •  [R] "The Visual Dimension in the Poetry and Prose of Ukrainian Futurists," Zeitschrift für Slawistik (Berlin), Vol. 35, No. 5, 1990. pp. 724-733.

  •  "Shevchenko i futurysty" [Shevchenko and the Futurists] Suchasnist' (Munich), No. 5, 1989, pp. 83-93.

  •  "Rozmova z Ivanom Dziuboiu" [A Conversation with Ivan Dziuba], Journal of Ukrainian Studies, Vol. 13, No. 2, Winter, 1988, pp. 5-28. [Co-authors: Natalia Pylypiuk and Myroslav Yurkevych]

  •  [R] "The Cossack and Peasant Ethos in Conflict: Reflections on Khiba revut' voly, iak iasla povni?" Journal of Ukrainian Studies, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Summer 1988), pp. 43-54.

  •  [R] "Futurism in Ukrainian Art: A New Study." Journal of Ukrainian Studies, No. 2, Vol. 12, Winter 1987, pp. 95-103. [Ukrainian translation of same appeared in Suchasnist' (Munich), No. 11 (319), 1987, pp. 109-115.]

  •  "Les poèmes de Mykhail' Semenko," Studia Ucrainica, No.3, 1986, pp. 103-122.

  •  [R]  "Two New Editions of Semenko," Harvard Ukrainian Studies, Vol IX, No. 1-2, 1985, pp. 198-203.

  • "Leonid Skrypnyk: Inteligent i Futuryst," [Leonid Skrypnyk: Intellectual and Futurist] Suchasnist' (Munich), No. 10, 1984, pp. 7-11.

  •  "Idiotyzm, shcho buv poeziieiu [The Folly that was Poetry]." Suchasnist' 12 (1980), pp. 108-115.

  •   [R] "Mykola Bazhan: Six Unknown Poems." Journal of Ukrainian Graduate Studies 4, 2 (Fall) (1979), pp. 20-32.

  •  [R] "Anatomy of a Literary Scandal: Mykhail' Semenko and the Origins of Ukrainian Futurism." Harvard Ukrainian Studies II, 4 (December) (1978), pp. 467-499.

  •   [R] "Antonych: Intimations of Mortality." Journal of Ukrainian Graduate Studies I, 1 (Fall) (1976), pp. 12-17.

  •  "Mykola Bazhan: His poetry and His critics." Recenzija: A Review of Soviet Ukrainian Publications V, 2 (Spring-Summer) (1975), pp. 1-26.

TRANSLATIONS

  •   [with Natalia Pylypiuk] [English into Ukrainian] Canada/Kanada. Suspil'ni nauky: p"iata kliasa, tema "B". [Social Sciences: Grade Five, Subject "B"] Edmonton: Alberta Education Language Services, 1984. 44 pages. 


BOOK REVIEWS

  •  Irena R. Makaryk, Shakespeare in the Undiscovered Bourn: Les Kurbas, Ukrainian Modernism and Early Soviet Cultural Politics. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004 in Slavic Review 64.4 (Winter) 2005: 896-897.

  •  "Kazimir Malevich at the Guggenheim, " The Ukrainian Weekly (New Jersey), No. 35, Sunday, August 31, 2003: 6.

  •  "The Making of Iurii Shevelov: a Review of: Iu. Shevel'ov (Iurii Sherekh), Ia — mene — meni… (i dovkruhy). Spohady. Vol 1 "V Ukraini"; Vol 2 "V Evropi". Kharkiv-N'iu-Iork: Vydannia chasopysu "Berezil'". Vydavnytstvo M. P. Kots', 2001.In: The Ukrainian Weekly, Sunday, April 21, 2002: 11.

  • Crispin Brooks. The Futurism of Vasilisk Gnedov. Birmingham: Birmingham Slavonic Monographs, 2000. 204 pages. Index. £18.00. In Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes . Volume XLII, No. 4 (December 2000): 586-587.

  •  Robert A. Maguire, Exploring Gogol. Canadian Slavonic Papers/Revue canadienne des slavistes. Volume XLI, No. 2 (June 1999).

  • Futuryzm na Ukrainie: Manifesty i teksty literackie. Compiled, with an introduction and notes, by Bazyli Nazaruk. Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, 1995. 122 pp. Journal of Ukrainian Studies, No. 2 (Winter 1998), Vol. 23: 142-143.

  •  Ukrainskyi futuryzm: Vybrani storinky. Az ukrán futurizmus: Szemelvények. Compiled, with an introduction and annotations, by Mykola Sulyma. Preface by István Udvari. Edited by Angéla Hegyes. Nyíregyháza: Bessenyei György Tanárképzo Foiskola, Ukrán és Ruszin Filológiai Tanszék, 1996. 256 pp. Journal of Ukrainian Studies, No. 2 (Winter 1998), Vol. 23: 143-145.

  • C[h]yz[h]evs'kyj, Dmytro. A History of Ukrainian Literature (From the 11th to the End of the 19th Century). Second Edition. With An Overview of the Twentieth Century by George S. N. Luckyj. Translated by Dolly Ferguson, Doreen Gorsline, and Ulana Petyk. Edited and with a Foreword by George S. N. Luckyj. New York and Englewood, Colorado: The Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences and Ukrainian Academic Press, 1997. [=The Annals of the Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in the U.S., Inc. Vols. 17-19, Nos. 43-46]. xvi + 815 pp. Bibliography. Index. Notes. The Slavonic and East European Review (London), 76.3 (JUL 1998): 541-543.

  • Maxim Tarnawsky. Between Reason and Irrationality: The Prose of Valerijan Pidmohyl'nyj. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994. 222 pp. Canadian-American Slavic Studies. Vol. 31, No. 1 (1997): 98-99.

  •  Mikulash Nevrlyi, Ukrains'ka radians'ka poeziia 20-kh rokiv. Mikroportrety v khudozhnikh styliakh i napriamakh. Avtoryzovanyi pereklad zi slovats'koi Ol'hy i Hryhoriia Bulakhiv. Kyiv: Vyshcha shkola, 1991. 271 pages. Illustrations. Bibliography. Journal of Ukrainian Studies, No. 1-2 (Summer-Winter 1993), Vol. 18: 256-258.

  • Pavlo Zaitsev. Taras Shevchenko: A Life. Edited, abridged, and translated by George S.N. Luckyj. Toronto-Buffalo-London: University of Toronto Press, 1988. xi, 284 pp. Canadian-American Slavic Studies. Vol. 27, Nos. 1-4, 1993: 419-420.

  • Gerald Janecek, The Look of Russian Literature. Avant-Garde Visual Experiments, 1900-1930. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1984, in Harvard Ukrainian Studies, No. 1-2, Vol XI, June 1987: 261-263.

  • George Luckyj, Panteleimon Kulish: A Sketch of His Life and Times. Boulder: East European Monographs, 1983, in Canadian-American Slavic Studies Vol. 18, No.4, 1984: 487-488.

  • Mahdalyna Laslo-Kutsiuk, Shukannia formy [In Search of Form]. Bucharest: Kryterion, 1980, in Journal of Ukrainian Studies, No. 16 (Summer), 1984: 109-110.

  • George G. Grabowicz, Toward a History of Ukrainian Literature. Cambridge: Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, 1981. The Russian Review, October, 1982 (Vol. 41, No. 4): 523-524.

  • Harry B. Weber (ed.), The Modern Encyclopedia of Russian and Soviet Literature. Gulf Breeze Florida: Academia International Press, 1977-1981. Volumes 1-4 [A-Co]. Harvard Ukrainian Studies, Vol. VI, No. 1 (March), 1982: 114-116.

  • Mykhail' Semenko, Ausgewählte Werke. Erster Band. Herausgegeben von Leo Kriger. Würzburg: Jal-reprint, 1979. Volumen 23, Analecta Slavica. Harvard Ukrainian Studies, Vol. V, No. 1 (March), 1981: 132-134.

  • Khrestomatiia z ukrains'koi literatury XX st. [A Chrestomathy of Ukrainian Literature]. Suchasnist', No. 7-8, 1979: 226-230.

  •  Orest Zilyns'kyi (ed.), Antolohiia ukrains'koi liryky [An Anthology of Ukrainian Lyric Poetry]. Suchasnist', No. 4, 1979: 106-108.

  • Bohdan Antonych, Square of Angeles: Selected Poems. Journal of Ukrainian Graduate Studies, Vol. 2, No.2 (Fall), 1977: 125-30.

  •  Mykola Bazhan, Tvory v chotyr'okh tomakh [Works in Four Volumes]. Vol IV. Recenzija: A Review of Soviet Ukrainian Publications, Vol. VI, No. 2 (Spring- Summer), 1976: 6-16.

 REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  •  "The Meaning of russkii and svoi tsar in Gogol's Taras Bul'ba (1842)," AATSEEL: American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages. Program of the 2008 Annual AATSEEL Meeting (December 27-30, 2008, San Francisco, CA) 179.   [303 words; 1 pages; Presented Date: September 2008]

  •   “The ‘Imperial’ Condition’ and the Rise of ‘National’ Cultures: The Case of Russia and Ukraine.” ICCEES VII World Congress: Europe — Our Common Home? Abstracts. Berlin, July 25-30, 2005. Berlin: German Association for East European Studies (DGO) and International Council fro Central and East European Studies (ICCEES), 2005: 174.

  •   “Culture and the Demise of the Russian Empire.” Culture and the State: Nationalisms. Ed. James Gifford and Gabrielle Zezukla-Mailloux. Vol. 3. Culture and the State. Critical Works from the Proceedings of the 2003 Conference at the University of Alberta. 4 vol. Edmonton: CRC Humanities Studio, 2003: 126-134.  [Online edition (eISBN 1-55195-149-5) available through the NLC-BNC]

  •   "Situating Gogol' Between the 'Imperial' and the 'National'," Program of the 2001 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL). New Orleans, LA, December 27-30, 2001: 237.

  •   “The Theory and Practice of Developing Multimedia Programs for Ukrainian Language Instruction,” AATSEEL '98: Program of the 1998 Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA, 1998

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS & INVITED PAPERS                   

  • Poster Presentation: November 26, 2008 at the Faculty of Art's SSHRC 30th Anniversary, "A Concordance to the Works of Hryhorii Skovoroda."

  •  "Translating Gogol’s Taras Bulba: Some Cultural and Historical Anomalies," CAS, 25 May 2009, Carleton University, Ottawa. [2258 words; 9 pages; Presented Date: 30 March 2009]

  •  Invited Paper: "Debunking a Myth: Gogol's Taras Bul'ba as a Manifestation of 'Russian Nationalism'." Presented at the two-day symposium “Putting Ukraine on the Map: Cossacks, Cartography, and Controversy" in conjunction with the exhibit "The Cossacks: Their Art and Style," 12 October 2008, The Ukrainian Museum. New York, N.Y [3955 words; 12 pages]

  •  "Putting the Empire Back into Russian and Ukrainian Culture." Panel: Concepts of Ukrainian and Russian Culture. American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, National Convention, Washington D.C., Friday, Nov. 17, 2006 (8:00-10:00 a.m.)

  •   "Struggling with One's Demons: Nikolai Gogol’s Ukrainian Devils," Canadian Association of Slavists Annual Conference (Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities), York University, May 27­29, 2006.

  • Respondent: to paper by David Birnbaum, "Introduction to XSLT," The fourth annual CaSTA Symposium [Canadian Symposium on Text Analysis] (October 3- October 7, University of Alberta). Oct. 7, 2005.

  •  “The ‘Imperial’ Condition’ and the Rise of ‘National’ Cultures: The Case of Russia and Ukraine,” ICCEES VII World Congress. Berlin, July 25-30, 2005.

  •  “Concepts of ‘Russianness,” Workshop on Identities. University of Alberta, March 10, 2005.

  •   Imperial Centers as Sites of National Culture: The case of Ukrainians” Panel Title: Kyiv, Moscow, St. Petersburg: Cultural Crossroads of the Empire. American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Boston, Dec 7, 2004.

  •  “Formation of Cultural Identities and the Mediating Role of the (Russian) Empire,” Interdisciplinary Conference on "The Re-Integration of Ukraine in Europe: A Historical, Historiographical and Political Urgent Issue." University of Milan, Gargnano, Italy, November 17-21, 2004.

  •   "The Future of Interdisciplinary Journals (Round-Table Discussant)," American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, 20 November 2003, Toronto

  •   "Towards a Theory of Culture in the (Russian) Empire," American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, 20 November 2003, Toronto.

  •   "Modeling Cultures in an Imperial Context" (in Ukrainian), Lviv National University of Ivan Franko, MA Program in Cultural Studies, Lviv, Ukraine, August 8, 2003.

  •  "Culture and the Demise of the Russian Empire," Culture and the State Conference, University of Alberta, May 2-5, 2003.

  • "The Making of the Shevchenko Concordance and its Consequences for Scholarship," Winnipeg, Ukrainian Free Academy of Sciences, March 16, 2003.

  •  "'Strange people' and 'strange places': Towards a Theory of the Other in Taras Shevchenko's Poetry." Twenty-Third Annual Scholarly Conference of the Shevchenko Scientific Society of America, March 10, 2003, New York, N.Y.

  •   "Imperiia iak kul'turna katehoriia" [Empire as a Cultural Category], The Fifth Congress of the International Association of Ukrainian Studies, University of Chernivtsi, Ukraine. 27 August 2002.

  •  "Deconstructing Gogol's / Hohol's two 'Souls'," University of Toronto, Danylo Husar Struk Memorial Lecture, Sunday, May 26, 2002.

  • "The Word 'Jew' (zhyd) in Shevchenko's Works," Twenty-Second Annual Scholarly Conference of the Shevchenko Scientific Society of America, March 10, 2002, New York, N.Y.

  •  "Situating Gogol' Between the 'Imperial' and the 'National'," American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) New Orleans, LA, December 30, 2001.

  • Invited and adjudicated paper. "National Identity and the Conceptualization of the East Slavic Cultural Space: The Ukrainian-Russian Dialogue." Vocabularies of Identity Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, April 3-4, 1998.Cf. Edith W. Clowes, University of Kansas: "As Oleh Ilnytzkyj queried at a 1998 conference in Ann Arbor on 'Vocabularies of Identity in Russian and Eastern Europe,' what is Russian identity without Ukraine? Or, stated more broadly, what does it mean to be Russian without being at the helm of a vast empire?" In "Interrogating Slavic identities: inside, outside, and in between…" Slavic and East European Journal, Vol. 45, No. 2, Summer 2001: 196.

  •  "The Word 'Jew' (zhyd) in Shevchenko's Works," Ukrainian-American Coordinating Council, San Francisco, March 31, 2001.

  •  "Eros, Women and Kvitka-Osnov'ianenko: Toward a Patriarchal Reading of the Ukrainian Theatrical Tradition," American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS), Denver, November 10, 2000.

  •  "Toward a Theory of National Culture in the Russian Empire." paper presented at Panel on "Discourses of Identity and Exile," Canadian Association of Slavists (Congress 2000), Edmonton, AB. 29 May 2000.

  •   "Did the Russian Empire have a National Culture?" Highway Two Conference, University Of Alberta: Mlcs & University Of Calgary: French, Italian, Spanish Department, May 10, 2000

  •   "The Image of Jews in Ukrainian Literature: Shevchenko, Nechui-Levyts'kyi and Kotsiubyns'kyi," Colloquium: "Toleration and Persectuion. Christian Attitudes to Jews and Judaism in 'Latin" and 'Orthodox' Christendom." University of Alberta, April 6-7, 2000. 

  •   "Was Nikolai Gogol a Post-Colonial Ukrainian Writer? CIUS, 27 January 2000.

  •  "Italy in the Works of Petro Karmans'kyi (1878-1956)," American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studie, St. Louis, November 19, 1999.

  •  "Gogol, Ukraine and the West." October 27, 1999. Guest speaker in the series: "Russia and The West: Cultural Differences," University of Alberta.

  • Visual Syntax and the Avant-Garde: the Case of Ukrainian Futurism." "Breaking Frames," a Symposium, University of Calgary, April 24-25, 1998.

  •  "Developing CALL materials for Ukrainian (A demonstration and explanation of multimedia software). University of Alberta. "Academic Technologies for Learning. Leaders in Learning '98 Showcase ". March 27th, 1998.

  •    "Psychological Realism: The Case of Ivan Franko's Dlia domashn'oho ohnyshcha." American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Seattle, WA, Nov. 19-23, 1997.

  •  "The First Shevchenko Concordance: Literary and Cultural Implications," AATSEEL, Washington D.C., Dec. 28, 1996.

  •  "Death of the All-Russian Idea and Ukrainian Modernism," Canadian Association of Slavists/Learned Societies Congress, 1996. Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario. May 30, 1996.

  •    "Nation-Building and the Idea of 'National Culture' in the Modernist Discourse," Peoples, Nations, Identities: The Russian-Ukrainian Encounter. Univeristät zu Köln, Seminar für Osteuropäische Geschichte, Cologne, June 15-17, 1995.

  •  "Student Recruitment, Graduate Programs, Employment." Ukrainian Studies in Canada 1995: Building for the Future, April 29, 1995. University of Alberta.

  •   "The Slavic Department and Ukrainian-language Education: The Potentials for Teacher Education and Professional Development," Pre-Conference Workshop: Ukrainian Language Education. Ukrainian Studies in Canada 1995: Building for the Future, April 25, 1995, University of Alberta.

  •  [with George Hawrysch], "Teaching the Ukrainian Alphabet with the help of CALL: A Demonstration with Explanations," CALL at the University of Alberta, March 18, 1995.

  •  "The First Concordance to The Poetic Works of Taras Shevchenko: Methods and Results," The Fifteenth Annual Taras Shevchenko Conference, Shevchenko Scientific Society, New York, NY, March 11, 1995.

  •  "Transplanting Postmodernism: Cautionary Thought for Ukrainian Scholarship," AATSEEL, San Diego, Dec. 28, 1994.

  •  "Death of the 'All-Russian' Idea: Ukrainian and Russian Cultural Relations in the Past and Present," University of Kansas, April 7, 1994, Lawrence, Kansas.

  •  "Turf Wars: Slavic Studies and the New World Order," University of Alberta, SEES, March 15, 1993.

  •   "M. Voronyi: The Modernist Poet," AAASS (Phoenix, AZ) Nov. 19, 1992.

  •  "Intersecting Literatures: The Relationship between Ukrainian and Russian Modernism in the Imperial Context." University of Calgary, Department of Germanic, Slavic and East Asian Studies. October 19, 1992.

  •  "Ukrainian Symbolism: Innovation or Modernism's Decline?" AAASS, Miami, Florida. November 1991.

  • : "The Modernist Ideology During the 1920s" AAASS, Washington D.C. November 1990.

  •  "The Prose of Ukrainian Futurists." Kharkiv State University, Ukraine, USSR, September 7, 1990.

  •   "Instability and the Unexpected in the Poetry of M. Semenko." First Congress of the International Association of Ukrainian Studies, Kyiv, Aug. 26-Sept. 3, 1990.

  •   "Visual Experiments in the Poetry and Prose of Ukrainian Futurists," July 23, 1990, IV World Congress for Soviet and East European Studies, 21-26 July 1990, Harrogate, England.

  •   "The Arts and Social Change in Ukraine," Canadian Association of Slavists. Learned Societies Conference, May 30, 1990.

  •   "The Role of Polemics in the Ukrainian Literary Process (1900-1930)," Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, T.H. Shevchenko Institute of Literature, Kyiv, November 3, 1989.

  •  "The Return of Bohdan-Ihor Antonych." A Commemorative Literary Celebration held at the Lviv Theater of Opera and Ballet, October 4, 1989. [A Russian summary of my talk appeared in the newspaper L'vovskaia Pravda (Lviv). Cf. "Poema o poete. Literaturno-khudozhestvennyi vecher vo L'vovskom teatre opery i baleta," L'vovskaia Pravda, 6 October 1989, p. 4.]

  •  “Shevchenko and the Futurists,” International T.H. Shevchenko Conference, Kyiv, USSR, March 13-15, 1989.

  •  “The Theory and Practice of Developing Multimedia Programs for Ukrainian Language Instruction,” The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, San Francisco. December 1988.

  •  "The Effect of Modernism on the Self-Image of the Writer," AAASS (Honolulu) Nov. 20, 1988

  • "The Literary Legacy of Ukrainian Futurism," AAASS (Boston), Nov. 7, 1987.

  •   "The Destructive Prose of Ukrainian Futurists," Harvard University, March 17, 1987.

  •  "Soviet Cultural Policy in the Ukraine" & "Soviet Language Policy in the Ukraine," Center for International Relations, University of Nebraska, March 10-11, 1987.

  •  "Novyi Lef vs. Nova generatsiia." Russo-Ukrainian Literary Relations: A Colloquium at Yale University. November 15-16, 1985.

  •   "The Reception of Ukrainian Modernist Trends," Canadian Association of Slavists, Learned Societies, June 2, 1985.

  •  "The Development of the Ukrainian Literary Language," Problems of English-Ukrainian Translation, A Seminar for Teachers in the Edmonton Bilingual Programme, University of Alberta, March 13, 1985.

  •  "The Aesthetics and Poetics of Ukrainian Futurism," Harvard University, The Permanent Conference on Ukrainian Studies, June 9, 1984.

  •  "Ukrainian Dumy from the Perspective of Structuralism," The Taras Shevchenko Scientific Society (Edmonton), February 26, 1984.

  •  "Khvyl'ovyi and the Futurists: Myth and Reality," Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, November 18, 1983.

  •   "Khvyl'ovyi and the Futurists: Myth and Reality," University of Manitoba, March 2, 1983.

  •  "Panfuturism: Blueprint for the Avant-Garde," Ukrainian Literature in the Twentieth Century. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 24-28, 1982.

  •  "The Association of Panfuturists, 1921-1923," University of Alberta, November 17, 1981.

  •    "The Theory of the Ukrainian Avant-Garde," Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, National Conference. Monterey, California, September 20-23, 1981.

  •  "The Origins of Ukrainian Futurism," University of Manitoba, February 7, 1979.

  •  "Gogol and the Ukraine: the Psychological Aspect and the Literary Implications." New England Slavic Association, April 1978.

  • "Ukrainian Literature and Language in Perspective," Sacred Heart University, October 16, 1977.

  •  "Psychologism is the Works of Les' Martovych," New England Slavic Association, April 1977.

  •    "The Ukrainian Obsession in Gogol's Life and Work," Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University, November 13, 1975. [For a summary and discussion of the paper see: Minutes of the Seminar in Ukrainian Studies held at Harvard University. No. VI. 1975-76, pp.25-27]

  •   "The Unaesthetic Images of Mykola Bazhan," Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University, October 18, 1974. [For a summary and discussion of the paper see: Minutes of the Seminar in Ukrainian Studies held at Harvard University. No. IV. 1973-74, pp.10-11]

 

STUDENT SUPERVISION

Graduate Supervision [Unless otherwise noted, co-supervision is with Natalia Pylypiuk]
Ph.D.
  • Co-Supervisor. Svitlana Krys, 2005-
  • Co-Supervisor. Hanna Chuchvaha, 2005-
  • Co-Supervisor. Mykola Soroka, 2000-2005. “Displacement and Literature: The Writings of Volodymyr Vynnychenko, 1907-1925.” Completed Fall 2005. 411 pages.
  • Co-Supervisor. Vessela Balinska-Ourdeva, "Folk Roots and Modern Ansxieties: The Intellectual Articulation of the Nation in fin-de-siècle Bulgaria and Ukraine" (Ukrainian Literature and Folklore). June 2003.
  • Supervisor. George Berthold Hawrysch, "Shevchenko's Literary Shamanism" (Ukrainian Literature). Completed 1997. 
  • Supervisor. N. Burianyk, "Incarceration and Death: The Poetry of Vasyl' Stus." (Ph.D. Ukrainian Literature). Completed 1997. 
  •  Supervisor. Bohdan Nebesio, "The Silent Films of Alexander Dovzhenko: A Historical Poetics." (Ukrainian Literature). Completed 1996. SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin.
  • Co-Supervisor. Oksana Krys, Ph.D. Passed Candidacy Exams in Ukrainian literature, 1998. 
  • Supervisor. O. Rozdolsky, Ph.D. Ukrainian Literature, 87-88, 88-89.  
MA
  •  Co-supervisor. Darusia Antoniuk: April 20, 2000: "Poscolonial Theory and the Soviet-Ukrainian Context: Reading Iurii Andrukhovych's 1989 Collection of Army Tales as a Post-Colonial Text." (Completed April 2000).
  • Co-supervisor. Oksana Krys, “Hnat Khotkevych and the Problem of Decadence in Ukrainian Literature,” (Completed 1996). Student entered the Ph.D. program at the U of A.
  • Co-supervisor. Taras Koznarsky, “Utopia and Anti-utopia in Volodymyr Vynnychenko's Soniachna mashyna” (Completed 1994). Entered the Ph.D. program at Harvard University.
  •  Co-supervisor. Iryna Jovtulia (Completed)
  •  Co-supervisor. G. Hawrysch, Ukrainian Literature, 84-85, 85-86 
 Graduate Committee Member or Examiner In MLCS:

Ph.D.

  •  Member of Supervisory Committee, Chris Mineo, 2003-
  • Exam Cmtee (CompLit, Doctoral Theory Comprehensive Committee, A. Sayed)
  • Exam Cmtee (CompLit, Doctoral Theory Comprehensive Committee, K. Durnin)
  • Exam Cmtee (History, Doctoral Candidacy Examination, O. Shevchenko, March 12, 2003)
  • Supervisory Committee Member, Final Oral Examining Committee. Lily Avrutin, "The Semiotic Anthropology of Soviet Film Culture, 1960's-1990's. Completed 1997. Student received a SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship. 
  • Supervisory Committee Member, Candidacy Examination. Tatiana Nazarenko. Completed 1996.
  • Supervisory Committee Member, Candidacy Examination. Lawrence Fowler. Completed 1995.
  • Supervisory Committee Member, Candidacy Examination. Dushan Bednarsky. Completed 1994.
  • Supervisory Committee Member, Final Oral Examining Committee. H. Muchin, Ph.D., Ukrainian Literature, Completed, 1987.

MA

  • Supervisory Committee Member, Eva Demarco, "Russian Nationalism." Completed 1996.

GRADUATE COMMITTEE MEMBER OR EXAMINER IN OTHER DEPARTMENTS:

         Ph.D.

  • Member of Supervisory Committee (Comparative Literature Program), Piotr Grella-Mozejko, 2006
  • Member of Supervisory Committee (Comparative Literature Program), Irene Sywenky, “Liminal Postmodernisms: The Case of Central and Eastern Europe,” 324 pages. Fall 2005.
  • Member of Comparative Literature's Theory Comprehensive Examination Committee (from 2004).
  •  Member of Supervisory Committee, (Dept of Anthropology) Michel Bouchard, "Russian Nationhood: A Revisionist Perspective with Observations from Narva (Estonia) and Moscow (Russia), 344 pages. August, 2003.
  • Committee Member, Doctoral Final Oral Examining Committee. Serguei Ekeltchik, "History, Culture, and Nationhood under High Stalinism: Soviet Ukraine, 1939-1954." Department of History and Classics, April 11, 2000.
  •  Supervisory Committee Member, Candidacy Examination. Irene Sywenky. Department of Comparative Literature, Religion and Film/Media Studies. Completed 1998.
  • External member of Final Oral Examining Committee. Colin Peter Neufeldt, "The Fate of Mennonites in Ukraine and the Crimea During Soviet Collectivization and the Famine." Completed 1998. Department of History and Classics.
  • Supervisory Committee Member, Candidacy Examination. Waclaw Osadnik. Completed 1994. Department of Comparative Studies in Literature, Film and Religion.

MA

  •  External member of Final Oral Examining Committee. Christopher Rechner, "Discursive Infections: A Critical Theory of Virus. Completed 1997. English Department.

    Graduate Committee Membership
Ph.D. - 4 (Ukrainian Literature [Muchin, Demko, Rozdolsky, Bednarsky)
M.A. - 1 (Soviet and East European Studies [A. Espiritu])

Undergraduate Supervision

  • P. Semenuik (B.A., Honors Thesis, Ukrainian Literature, 1991)
  • Oksana Krys (B.A., Honors Thesis, Ukrainian Literature, 1995)

Supervision of Teaching Assistants

Coordinator of all UKR 100 sections ("Beginners' Ukrainian"): 1983-89; 1990-93 

TEACHING

(List is selective)

University of Alberta

  •  MLCS 507: 2002, 2003, 2005
  • UKR 303 - UKR 304
  • UKR 100: Beginners' Ukrainian (83-84 [two sections: C2 & X1], 84-85, 85-86, 86-87, 87-88)
  • UKR 475 Ukrainian Literature Today, 2002-2003
  •  UKR 473 Ukrainian Modernism, 2003-2004
  • UKR 573* Ukrainian Modernism, 2003-2004
  •  UKR 214: Ukrainian Literature: An Introduction in English (94-95)
  • UKR 305: Second Year Practical Ukrainian (88-89)
  • UKR 361: Advanced Ukrainian I (83-84, 84-85, 85-86, 86-87)
  •  UKR 362: Advanced Ukrainian II (83-84, 84-85, 85-86, 86-87)
  • UKR 322/433: Ukrainian Literature and Film (84-85, 85-86, 86-87, 88-89, 90-91)
  • UKR 326: Ukrainian Culture (84-85) [Guest-lecturer in this course (3 to 9 hours): 83-84, 84-85, 85-86]
  • UKR 401: Advanced Ukrainian I (87-88, 88-89)
  •  UKR 402: Advanced Ukrainian II (87-88, 88-89)
  • UKR 411: Ukrainian Literature to the 1880's (84-85, 87-88)
  • UKR 412: Ukrainian Lit. from the 1880's to the 1920's (84-85)
  • UKR 454: Ukrainian Morphology and Syntax (90-91)
  •  UKR 465: Taras Shevchenko (86-87)
  • UKR 471: Ukrainian Romanticism (94-95)
  • UKR 472: Ukrainian Realism (95-96)
  • UKR 481: Soviet Ukrainian Literature (88-89)
  • UKR 641: Studies in Ukrainian Poetry: Shevchenko, Tychyna, Bazhan (95-96)
  • UKR 642 Studies in Ukrainian Drama, 96-97
  • UKR 643 Studies in the Ukrainian Novel and Short Prose, 98-99
  • UKR 644 Studies in Ukrainian Modernism, 97-98, 95-96
  • UKR 645 Ukrainian Literary Criticism, 96-97
  • UKR 650: Ukrainian Modernism* (84-85, 92-93, 93-94)
  • UKR 650: Ukrainian Lit. in the Post-Stalinist Period* (85-86)
  • UKR 650: The Writer and Film* (85-86)
  • UKR 650: Ukrainian Futurism and Constructivism* (90-91)
  • UKR 696: Major Prose Texts of the 20th Century* (90-91, 93-94)
  •  UKR 699: The Ukrainian avant-garde* (85-86)
  •  UKR 699: Orality and Literature* (87-88)
  • UKR 699: Ukrainian Literary Criticism* (90-91)
  • UKR 699: Futurism: East and West, 97-98
  • MLCS 699: Futurism: East and West, 99-00
  • MLCS 507: Literary Theory, 2002; 2003 
  • INT D 499: Guest-lecturer (1.5 hr.) "The October Revolution and the Non-Russians: the Case of M. Khvyl'ovyi."

University of Manitoba:

  •  52.090: Introductory Russian
  • 52.091: Introductory Ukrainian
  • 52.125: Intermediate Ukrainian
  •  52.251: Ukrainian Mythology
  • 52.252: Ukrainian Rites and Rituals
  •  52.255: Introduction to Ukrainian Literature
  • 52.259: Ukrainian Literature and Film
  • 52.358: Russian Poetry
  •  52.363: The Ukrainian Novel
  •  52.373: The Ukrainian Novel and Short Story
  •  52.451: Seminar on "The Igor Tale"
  • 52.459: Modernism in Ukrainian Literature
  • 52.460: Modern Ukrainian Drama
  • 52.601: Russian for Scientists
  • 52.741: Selected Topics in Ukrainian Literature 

Harvard University

  •  Intermediate Ukrainian (Summer, 1978, 1980)
  •  Elementary Ukrainian (1978-1979)
  • Ukrainian Reading and Composition (1978-1979)
  • Readings in Ukrainian Culture (Summer, 1983)

EDITORIAL WORK

  •  Editor, Canadian Slavonic Papers (2001-present)
  • Associate Editor, Canadian Slavonic Papers (1997-2000).
  • Acting Editor of Canadian Slavonic Papers (June 1991-September 1992; June 1994-Aug. 1995).
  • Book Review Editor of Canadian Slavonic Papers (September 1992-1997).
  • Chairman, Editorial Committee. Series in Contemporary Ukrainian Literature. Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, University of Alberta and Ukrainian Studies and Research Endowments, University of Ottawa (1993).
  • Co-editor of CAS Newsletter (June 1991-September 1992)

 

MEMBER OF EDITORIAL BOARDS

  • Ukraina Moderna, published by Ivan Franko University (Lviv) (2007)
  •  Journal of Ukrainian Studies. University of Alberta (1984-89)
  • Svito-Vyd. Kyiv-New York. (1990-92)
  •  Chairman, The University of Ottawa/University of Alberta Ukrainian Publication Committee (1989-Sept. 1991)
  • Canadian Slavonic Papers (1991-95)
  • CAS Newsletter (1991-92)

MANUSCRIPT REFEREEING

  • Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute (2007)
  • Canadian Ethnic Studies (2007)
  • Journal of Ukrainian Studies
  • Canadian Slavonic Papers
  • Slavic Review
  • Canadian Review of Comparative Literature
  •  The University of Ottawa/University of Alberta Joint Publication Committee
  • Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press
  • University of Toronto Press
  •  Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Aid to Scholarly Publications Programme (2005, 2006, 2007)
  •  The University of Alberta Press
  • Slavic and East European Journal.

ASSESSMENT OF RESEARCH GRANTS

  • SSHRC adjudication of Standard Research Grants, Member, Literature Committee (March 2001, 2002, 2003, Ottawa)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (Wash. D.C.)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

ASSESSMENT OF PROMOTION CASES

  •  The University of Mississippi (1998)
  • The University of Georgia (1998)
  • The University of Virginia 

ADMINISTRATION

Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta

  • Hiring Committee Member, Comparative Literature and East European position (Interdisciplinary Studies), Fall 2006
  •  Member of Organizing Committee, Department of Drama, German-Ukrainian production of Romeo and Juliet, Winter 2007
  •  Elected Member, Faculty Evaluation Committee (FEC), 2000-2001; 2001-2002; 2003-2004
  • FEC member of subcommittee to reform the summary assessment form, 2003-2004
  • Member, Canadian Centre for Ukrainian Culture and Ethnography Advisory Committee, 2003-2004 
  • Member, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Directorship Review Committee (1989)
  •  Member, Advisory Council of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (1985-present)
  • Member, SEES Chair Selection Committee (Fall 1993).
  • Participant in Associate Dean's (Research and Graduate Students) Working Lunch for "Senior Scholars" at the Faculty Club concerning SSHRC procedures (July 23, 1991).
  • Advisor on SSHRC Applications (Faculty of Arts), 1991-92.

Department of Modern Languages and Cultural [former Comparative] Studies

MAJOR
  • Associate Chair and Graduate Coordinator (1995-2001)
  • Graduate Advisor for Ukrainian Literature (2006-2007) (2009-20010)
  • Director of Ukrainian Multimedia Interactive Learning and Digital Publishing 

OTHER 

  • Member, Language Coordinator's Committee (2006-2007)
  • Board member, Peter and Doris Kule Centre for Ukrainian and Canadian Folklore (2006-2007)
  • Member, Tompkins professorship selection committee (2006-2007) (2003-2004)
  • Director, Ukrainian Multimedia, Interactive Learning and Digital Publishing
  • Department Representative, FGSR Council (1995-2001)
  • MLCS Chair Selection Committee (1998-99) (2003-2004)
  • SEES coordinator, 2001-2004
  • Chair advisory committee, 2001-2004; Fall 2008; 2009-10
Chair, Final Oral Examining Committees:
  • Hélenè Astrid Garrett, "Exploring the Papiamentu Identity as Seen in the Haiku of Elis Juliana." Completed June 2000.
  •   Brian Cherewick, "Polkas on the Prairies: Ukrainian Music and the Construction of Identity." Completed 1998.
  •  Lohvin, "Ukrainian Customary Law: An Attempt at Analyzing Some Aspects of Women Rights." Completed Fall 1996.
  •  Zoran Starcevic, “Linguistic Repetition and Discourse Structure in Russian & Serbian Proverbs,” Completed 1996.
Chair, Doctoral Candidacy Committees:
  • Lily Avrutin. Completed 1996.
  • Yuriy Novikov. Completed 1998.
  • Zoya Valkova. Completed 1995.
  • Monika Lozinska. Completed 1995.
  • Marusia Kaweski. Completed 1994.
  • Anna Chilewska, Nov. 5, 2002

 

University Committees

  • Committee Member, HFAR (Humanities and Fine Arts Research Committee), nominated by Associate Vice-President Kratochvil March 1996-98).
  • Member, Advisory Council of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (1983-95) [A Committee of the Associate Vice-President (Research)]
  • Chair, Advisory Council of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (1994-present) [A Committee of the Associate Vice-President (Research)]

Department of Slavic and East European Studies (SEES)

  • Graduate Coordinator & Chair, Graduate Committee (1990-1995)
  • Department Representative, FGSR Council (1990-1995)
  • Acting Chair, April 29 to May 7, 1993.
  • Chair, Visiting Speakers Committee (1984-85)
  • Chair, Undergraduate Committee (1985-88) (1983-85)
  • Chair, Computer Funds Committee (85-86, second term)
  • Member, SEES Computer Committee (1994-95)
  • Member, SEES Advertising Committee (1994-95)
  • Member, SEES Advisory Committee (1994-95)
  • Member, SEES Exchanges Committee (1994-95)
  • Member, SEES Orientation Day Committee (1994-95)
  •  Department Representative, Arts Faculty Council (1983-84)
  • Department Liaison to Alberta Education Language Services Branch (1983-86)
  • Department Representative, Arts Faculty Honor's Committee (1985-86)
  •  Program Advisor, Honors and Special B.A. Students in Ukrainian (1985-86)
  •  Administrator, Ukrainian Language Program for SEES students at the Ivan Franko State University, Lviv, Ukraine (1990-92); Negotiated in Lviv with University authorities to establish this Program (1989).
  • Wrote and produced a host of SEES Promotional leaflets and posters: "SEES Newslink," "Ukrainian Studies," etc. (93-94).
  • Member, SEES Chair Selection Committee (1993-94)
  • Member, SEES Advertisement Committee (1991-92)
  • Member, Peer Assessment Committee (Religious Studies)
  •  Organizer, SEES exhibit at "Orientation Days" (1984, 1985, 1986)
  • Organizer, SEES Seminar for Bilingual Teachers, "The Problem of English-Ukrainian Translation" (March 13, 1985).
  • Author, PACCR Self-Study Report on the Ukrainian Undergraduate Program (85-86).
  • Author, SEES Ph.D. Reading List in Ukrainian Literature (85-86).
  • Wrote and produced a host of SEES Promotional leaflets and posters: "SEES Newslink," "Ukrainian Studies," etc. (84-92).
  • Initiator, "UKR 100 Club" (87-88).
  • Oversaw publication of First Year Bulgarian (Edmonton: SEES, 1989).
  • Consultant to SEES staff and student in computer matters.

 CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF SLAVISTS

·       Member, Executive Board (1991-92; 94-95; 2001-present).

AWARDS & OTHER RECOGNITION

  •  The Ukrainian language edition of Ukrainian Futurism, 1914-1930: A Historical and Critical Study (Lviv:  Litopys, 2003) won the Best Book Award in the "Scholarly and Professional Literature" category at the Tenth National  Forum of Publishers held in Lviv, in the  summer of 2003. This book was also one of only three nominees in the category "Literary Criticism / Art / Folklore" at the fifth annual  all-Ukrainian Grand-Prix competition "Book of the Year,  2003." (cf. Dzerkalo tyzhnia, no. (484) 6 bereznia 2004 r. "Peremozhtsi i pryzery V Vseukrains'koho reityngu 'Knyzhka roku 2003'").
  •   "2003 Best Book of the Year Award" from the American Association of Ukrainian Studies for:  Oleh Ilnytzkyj and George Hawrysch (my graduate student) Concordance to the Poetic Works of Taras Shevchenko, 4 volumes (Shevchenko Scientific Society and CIUS, 2001). 
  •   "1996 Best Article of the Year Award." American Association of Ukrainian Studies. November 1996. Awarded at the Annual convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (Boston, MA).
  •   "1997 Best Book of the Year Award." American Association of Ukrainian Studies. November 1997. Awarded at the Annual convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (Seattle, WA).

PROFESSIONAL AND PUBLIC ACTIVITIES

Letters to The Editor:

  • "The Georgia-Ukraine Analogy: What's the Real Lesson?" Edmonton Journal August 20 2008: A19.
  • "The Dangerous Game of Russian Dominoes," The Wall Street Journal, January 18, 1990: A17.
  • "Russia's Unique Trauma," The Globe and Mail Monday, January 27, 1992: A18.
  • "Peace Depends on Russia's Actions," The Financial Post March 9, 1992: S5.
  • "Russia's Intellectual and Moral Deficit," The Globe and Mail Saturday, January 30, 1993, p. D7.
  • Letter to the Editor, "Multiculturalism no threat to Canada," The Edmonton Journal, Tuesday, June 21, 1994, A11.
  • Letter to the Editor, "Hypocrisy over Chechnya," The Globe and Mail, Wednesday, January 25, 1995, p. A21.
  • Letter to the Editor, "Polyanna view of the Russians," The Edmonton Journal, Friday, February 17, 1995, A13.
Guest Column
  • "The Ugly Tip of a Russian Iceberg?" The Edmonton Journal, December 24, 1993, p. A19.

Miscellaneous

  • Language Consultant for Alberta Education Language Services Branch (84-85, 85-86)
  • Introduced Honorary Degree recipient Leo Mol, LLD at the University of Alberta 75th Annual Convocation, June 6, 1985.
  • Organized and oversaw visits of Ukrainian Soviet Delegations (March 1987, 88, 89) 
  • "Shevchenko and his Cult," a lecture at the Ukrainian Canadian Committee's Shevchenko celebration (Edmonton, March 8, 1987).
  • "Soviet Speakers Provide Insight on Glasnost in Ukraine" [unsigned], Folio 17 Nov. 1988, p.7.
  • "A Brief Chronology of Major Events in the History of Ukrainian Language and Literature" [unsigned], Ukrainian Day 1989. Program Booklet (Ukrainian Canadian Committee, Alberta Provincial council), pp. 16-17.
  • "Seventy-Seven Days in Ukraine," a talk at the U. of Alberta, SEES, 15 January 1990 [Cf. summary of this talk in Folio (University of Alberta), 25 January 1990, p. 5].
  • "US Language Institute Quizzes Students," Folio, 17 March 1995, p. 2.
  • Invited participant in round-table discussion “Cultural politics under Market Conditions,” organized by UNIAN, the Institute of Social Transformation, and the newspaper Chas (Time), 28 June 1996, Kyiv, Ukraine.  Participants included academicians, editors, film and theatre directors, former prisoners of conscience, bank directors and representatives from various ministries. Discussion was broadcast by Ukrainian radio and TV media. 
  • Interviewed by Radio Canada about SEES Ukrainian Program (Sept. 1988).
  • Interviewed by Radio Canada about T. Shevchenko Conference in Kyiv (April 1989).
  • Interviewed by Radio Canada about Lviv Language Program, 23 March 1990.
  • Interviewed in Lviv newspaper (cf. "Vony duzhe liubyly Ukrainu..." Nova doba, 12. II. 1990, pp. 1-3.)
  • Interviewed by Lviv Television about my Ukrainian Futurism book (July, 2003)