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Contemporary Ukrainian Nationalism and the Wartime OUN: Changing Cultural Memory

Contemporary Ukrainian Nationalism and the Wartime OUN: Changing Cultural Memory
1 Devonshire Place, Room 108N, Munk School of Global Affairs
Time: Dec 2nd, 3:00 pm End: Dec 2nd, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: Slavic Studies (FAS), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), 2000-
Talk by Myroslav Shkandrij, University of Manitoba

The Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies presents

Contemporary Ukrainian Nationalism and the Wartime OUN: Changing Cultural Memory

Ukrainian nationalism has been a hot-button issue during Maidan protests and the conflict with Putin's Russia. This presentation looks at how the term is interpreted, whether contemporary nationalism can be linked to the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) of the Second World War, and how cultural memory is reshaping attitudes toward the 1930s and 1940s.

Myroslav Shkandrij is Professor of Slavic Studies at the University of Manitoba.He is author of Ukrainian Nationalism: Politics, Ideology and Literature, 1929-1956 (Yale University Press, 2015), which has been awarded the Canadian Association of Slavists Book Prize for 2016. His other books include Jews in Ukrainian Literature: Representation and Identity (Yale University Press, 2009), and Russia and Ukraine: Literature and the Discourse of Empire (McGill-Queens University Press, 2001). He has published numerous articles on literature, art of the avant-garde in the 1920s, and nationalism, and has curated three art exhibitions: Propaganda and Slogans: The Political Poster in Soviet Ukraine, 1919-1921 (New York: The Ukrainian Museum, 2013), Futurism and After: David Burliuk, 1882-1967 (Winnipeg and Hamilton Art Galleries, 2008-9), and The Phenomenon of the Ukrainian Avant-Garde, 1910-35 (Winnipeg and Hamilton Art Galleries, 2001-2). His translations include Serhiy Zhadan's Depeche Mode (Glagoslav Publications, 2013) and Mykola Khvylovy's Cultural Renaissance in UkraineL Polemical Pamphlets, 1925-26 (Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, 1986).

This event is free and open to all. Registration is required. For further information, please contact Olga Kesarchuk at 416-946-8497


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