Ukrainian Studies

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

SLA228H1, Fall Semester, 20th Century Ukrainian Fiction in Translation, 2017

Instructor:Maxim Tarnawsky121 St. Joseph St. Alumni Hall 403 416-926-1300 x3338FAX 416-926-2076

Class meeets on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 PM in Alumni Hall, Rm. 103

Slavic 228 offers a survey of novels and short stories written and published in Ukraine between 1900 and 2000, most of which appeared during the Soviet period in Ukrainian history. How is this literature different from those of other periods? Is there a Soviet Ukrainian prose style? How does Ukraine's political and cultural colonial status affect the literature of this period? How has Ukrainian independence influenced Ukrainian literature?

Graded course requirements:
Concluding test December 6, 2017 20%
Term Paper, 6-8 pgs. December 6, 2017 25%
Assignment 1 October 4, 2017 15%
Assignment 2 November 15, 2017 15%
Class Presentations As scheduled 15%
Attendance and Participation Weekly 10%

Term papers are due on the last day of fall classes, Tuesday, December 6, 2017. No paper will be accepted after December 11, 2017. Papers are to be 6-8 pages, typed, double spaced, and in English. Papers are to be written on topics approved by the instructor.

Assignments are brief essays of approximately 600 words (less than two pages) due on the days indicated on the schedule. Topics will be given a week in advance.

Class Presentations are oral reports before the class on works other than those read by the class as a whole. Students must choose a work of literature from the list of suggested readings or they may suggest a work themselves. If you read Ukrainian, you may choose a work that you will read in the original. Students are to give an oral presentation of from ten to fifteen minutes. Presentations should be constructed as a general overview of the work and its author along with a subjective evaluation of the most salient features of the work. Presentations are scheduled on a first come first served basis within normal class meetings. No more than two presentations per class meeting. Email the instructor to reserve a date. Here's the schedule.

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