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D.H. Struk Memorial Lecture

Danylo Husar Struk Programme in Ukrainian Literature

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Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies
University of Alberta

The Danylo Husar Struk Memorial Lecture


In memory of Danylo Husar Struk (1940-1999), the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies has established The Danylo Husar Struk Memorial Lecture as part of the Danylo Husar Struk Programme in Ukrainian Literature at the Toronto office of CIUS.

The 19th Annual Struk Memorial Lecture, entitled "The Last Debate with Stalin: Ukrainian Writers in Moscow, 1929," will be delivered by Serhy Yekelchyk on Thursday, May 3, 2018.

The 29th Annual Lecture will be announced in the spring of 2019.


DateSpeakerLecture TitleAudio & Video*
June 2, 2000 Prof. Marko Pavlyshyn
Monash University, Melbourne
Re-Reading the Classics in a Post-Soviet World:
The Case of Ol'ha Kobylians'ka
Lecture 55:08

MP3 file

May 11, 2001 Prof. George G. Grabowicz
Dmytro Chyzhevs'kyi Professor of Ukrainian Literature, Harvard University
Taras Shevchenko as a National Poet:
A comparison with Pushkin and Mickiewicz.
Lecture 67:56

MP3 file

May 26, 2002 Prof. Oleh S. Ilnytzkyj
University of Alberta
Deconstructing Gogol's / Hohol's Two 'Souls'Lecture 40:30

MP3 file

May 3, 2003Prof. Vitaly Chernetsky
Columbia University
Ukrainian Literature in the Age of Globalization: How Contemporary Authors Respond to the Changing WorldLecture 66:29

MP3 file

May 14, 2004Prof. Taras Koznarsky
University of Toronto
Kyiv through Myth and ImaginationLecture 55:04

MP3 file

May 6, 2005Dr. Maria Rewakowicz
Neporany Fellow, Columbia University
Eros and Exile: Poetic Visions of the New York Group Lecture 63:01

MP3 file

May 26, 2006Prof. Maxim Tarnawsky
University of Toronto
The Literary Fallout of Chornobyl Lecture 61:17

MP3 file

May 18, 2007Prof. Myroslav Shkandrij
University of Manitoba
Kyiv Under the German Occupation, 1941-1943: Dokia Humenna's Memoirs Lecture 55:51

MP3 file

May 16, 2008Dr. Mark Andryczyk
Columbia University
New Images of the Intellectual in Post-Soviet Ukrainian Literature Lecture 51:29
MP3 file
Video excerpt.

May 15, 2009 Dr. Tamara Hundorova
Academy of Sciences, Ukraine
Ukrainian Literary Populism Unveiled: The Question of Popular Literature

Video Tribute to Danylo Husar Struk on the 10th Anniversary of his passing
Television report on the Lecture and Reception on Omni TV's Ukrainian program 'Objektyv.'
Lecture 58.53
MP3 file
Video excerpt.

June 4, 2010Prof. Natalia Pylypiuk
University of Alberta
Mystical Narcissism in the Poetry of Vasyl' Stus Lecture 76:19
MP3 file
May 14, 2011 Dr. Marko R. Stech
Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies
York University, Toronto
Mykola Kulish and the Devil:
Exploring the Revolution as a Demonic Phenomenon
MP3 file
May 18, 2012 Prof. Valentyna Kharkhun
Mykola Hohol State University of Nizhyn
Depictions of WWII in Ukrainian Socialist Realist Literature (1941-1943) Lecture
MP3 file
Video Presentation (Powerpoint slides)
April 26, 2013 Dr. Mykola Soroka
Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies
Between Homeland and Hostland: Volodymyr Vynnychenko as a Displaced Writer.
Lecture and book presentation: Faces of Displacement: The Writings of Volodymyr Vynnychenko.
Lecture Audio 61:44
May 3, 2014 Dr. Michael M. Naydan
Woskob Family Professor of Ukrainian Studies, Pennsylvania State University
Back to the Village: Folklore and Folk Beliefs in Contemporary Ukrainian Literature.
The event included a presentation of Prof. Naydan's newest anthology of translations: Herstories: An Anthology Of New Ukrainian Women Prose Writers.
Video excerpt
May 22, 2015 Prof. George Mihaychuk
Georgetown University
The Curse of the Province in Early 19th Century Ukrainian Literature.
Audio 54:09
Video excerpt
May 13, 2016 Mykola Riabchuk, Senior Research Fellow
Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, AoSU

Fulbright Research Fellow, George Washington Univ.
Literary Criticism as Sacrilege: Turning the Iconostasis into a National Canon Audio 43:30
April 3, 2017 Olha Luchuk, Associate Professor,
Department of Foreign Languages,
Faculty of International Relations,
Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
CIUS John Kolasky Fellow, 2017.
A Ukrainian Animal Farm: Translating George Orwell Audio 1:04:17
May 3, 2018 Serhy Yekelchyk,
Professor of History and Slavic Studies University of Victoria.
The Last Debate with Stalin: Ukrainian Writers in Moscow, 1929 Audio


* These audio and video recordings of the lectures are made with simple recorders placed in front of the speakers. The quality is not ideal and there are portions of some of the earlier lectures that may not be recorded when the media in the recorder needed replacement.



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