Ukraine and Central-Eastern Europe: A Brief History of Mutations

Friday, November 30, 2018

12:00 pm

William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St, Stanford, CA

Sponsored by:
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, CREEES Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies

Based on his literary essays translated and published recently in English translation in a collection entitled, My Final Territory (2018), Andrukhovych will present his personal and geopoetic vision and understanding of Central-Eastern Europe and the place of Ukraine in it. He will reflect on how the concept of Central-Eastern Europe has evolved in his writings since the early 1990s.

Yuri Andrukhovych is a prose writer, poet, essayist, and translator. In 1985, along with the other two post-modernist writers, he co-founded the Bu-Ba-Bu poetic group (Burlesque-Bluster-Buffoonery), which has shaped the cultural life of the late-Soviet and post-Soviet Ukraine for generations. The Bu-Ba-Bu poets set about reviving and promotingcarnivalesque elements through their provoking public readings and performances.

Andrukhovych has authored seven novels, a dozen poetic cycles and essays, and translated several literary classics, among which are the works of William Shakespeare, Bruno Schulz, Boris Pasternak and the American poets of the 1950-60s. His texts have been translated and published in more than twenty languages.

For his literary writings and activity as a public intellectual, Andrukhovych has been awarded numerous national and international prizes, including the Herder Prize (2001), the Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize (2005), the Leipzig Book Fair Prize for European Understanding (2006), the Angelus Award (2006), the Hannah Arendt Prize (2014), the Goethe Medal (2016), and Vilenica Award (2017)

Friday, November 30, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
William J. Perry Conference Room, Encina Hall, 2nd Floor, 616 Serra St, Stanford, CA

This event is free and open to the public

RSVP requested.


Lecture / Reading International Humanities 

General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members