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UKR3100 - Ukrainian Studies 10

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Marko Pavlyshyn


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


Studies in the culture of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries in Ukraine. Literary texts (polemical literature; lyrical, laudatory and emblematic verse; school drama, including comic interlude; historical writing; the philosophical and poetic works of Skovoroda) are examined in the original, in relation to contemporary Ukrainian art, architecture, music and folklore, and with reference to social and political developments.


Upon completion of this unit students should have acquired a knowledge of representative texts of the major genres (epic, sermon, hagiography, apocrypha, patericon, chronicle) in the original and in parallel translations into Ukrainian or Russian. Students should have developed an understanding of these texts in the context of medieval East Slavic religious and courtly culture, and will be able to place them into the context of social and political change from the tenth to the fourteenth centuries, as well as the context of other arts (icon, mosaic, architecture). Students should have developed skills in critical interpretation, as well as coherent, independent written argument that makes properly documented use of secondary literature. Students taking the unit at fourth-year level should be familiar with various critical and theoretical approaches to the subject matter of the unit.


Examinations (2 hours): 40%
Essay (2000 words): 40%
Class paper (to be written up in 1000 words): 20%

Contact hours

3 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 2 hour seminar) per week


Any RUS, SLA or UKR minor