Ukrainian Literature Book Club session: A culture and literary trip to Vienna .23 June 2018

DATE: Saturday, 26 May 2018

TIME: 11am to 1pm 

SESSION FOCUS: The works of Marko Vovchok 

The session will focus on the literary legacy of Marko Vovchok, the 19th century female novelist and story writer. Working in the realist manner, Vovchok (real name Maria Vilinska) tackles the issuesof social inequality, serfdom and the position of women in the patriarchal society. One of her novels ("") will be discussed in detail. 


DATE: Saturday, 23 June 2018

SESSION FOCUS: Vienna as Ukraine's intellectual centre of the early 20th century - a cultural and literary trip 

The Book Club will venture out to Vienna, the capital of the former Austo-Hungarian Empire,  which became home to a number of leading Ukrainian intellectuals of the late 19th-early 20th century, such as Ivan Franko, Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Myhailo Hrushevsky, Ivan Pulyui, Ivan Horbachevsky and Yevhen Konovalets. Starting at St Barbara Kirche, the group will meet Vienna's Ukrainians to talk about the role the city played in Ukraine's cultural history. 

Pls note that the cost of the trip has to be covered by the participants themselves.


All sessions are moderated by Volodymyr Oleyko