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 ("²íñòèòóòêà") 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.
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