The Postcolonial Neo-Gothic and Ukraine’s Search for Itself

September 19, 2019

Join Professor Chernetsky as he discusses Felix Austria, the 2014 novel by one of Ukraine’s leading contemporary women authors.

The book has won multiple prizes, including the BBC Ukrainian Book of the Year, and has resonated strongly with readers. It is becoming the country's most successful novel in the immediate aftermath of the Euromaidan revolution and has been generating increasing international acclaim. Find out why it deserves to go on your reading list.

Vitaly Chernetsky, a native of Ukraine, is an Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Director of the Centre for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at the University of Kansas. Among his publications is the monograph, Mapping Postcommunist Cultures: Russia and Ukraine in the Context of Globalization (McGill—Queen's University Press, 2007; Ukrainian-language version, 2013), winner of Ukraine's best book in the humanities prize (2014). He has published numerous articles on Slavic literature and film where he seeks to highlight interdisciplinary and comparatist concerns. He has also translated literary works from Russian and Ukrainian, including two novels by Yuri Andrukhovych.

Bachelor of Arts | English


Event Details

Date September 19, 2019
Start Time 10:00 a.m.
End Time 10:50 a.m.
Location Building 7
Room 7-139
City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
Event Type Lecture/speaker/presentation
Contact Person Professor Lana Krys
Contact Phone 780-633-3319
Contact Email