Ukrainian Studies

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

SLA248S. Women and Women's Themes in Ukrainian Literature. 2009–2010

Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00 PM in AH 204

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


Course Description

SLA 248 examines the presentation of women and specifically women's themes in Ukrainian literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. The works studied in the course are by both women and men and are in a variety of genres (long and short prose, drama, poetry). Among the subjects covered in the readings are: traditional and non-traditional role models for women; the conflict between women's freedom and national freedom; socialism, feminism, chauvinism; sexuality and emancipation. Among the authors to be considered are Lesia Ukrainka, Olha Kobylianska, Marko Vovchok, Oksana Zabuzhko. All readings are in English.

Prerequisite: none

Graded course requirements:
Term Paper, 10–12pgs. Apr. 1, 2010 35%
Mid-term test Feb 23, 2010 30%
Short written assignments
Quiz 1
Quiz 2.

Mar 4, 2010
Mar 18, 2010
Attendance and Participation Every class 10%


Term papers are due at the last class, Thursday, April 1, 2010, in class. Late papers will be penalized three percentage points for every day they are late up to April 6, 2010. No paper will be accepted after that day. Papers are to be 10–12 pages, typed, double spaced, and in English. Papers are to be written on topics approved by the instructor. Click here for more information and topic suggestions.


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