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Title: "The Modernist Impulse in Ukrainian Poetry"
Date: Thu. Apr 16, 2009
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description: International Affairs and Humanities and Cultural Studies would like to present Fulbright Scholar, Taras Pastukh. Professor Pastukh will discuss the main aesthetic achievements of Ukrainian poetry from the post-World War II period. He will begin with a brief introduction to the history of modern Ukrainian poetry. Then he will proceed to a description of the political and aesthetic contexts of poetic production in Soviet Ukraine during the 1950s and 1960s; the main objectives of Ukrainian modernist poets of that period; and their creative dialogue with modernism in Western Europe and the U.S. He will punctuate his lecture with readings of key poems from the Ukrainian canon.
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