"National Modernism" in Soviet Ukraine in the 1920s

Halyna Babak
Event Sponsor
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
Building 260, Pigott Hall
450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 260, Stanford, CA 94305
Room 216

The lecture presents the role of modernist literary theory in the process of Ukrainian nation-building within the broad framework of the Soviet modernization of the 1920s – beginning of the 1930s. The concept of "national modernism" (natsmodernizm) suggests an exploration of the complex interplay between the universalist paradigm of the Bolsheviks’ project and the development of a modern, national-oriented culture.

Dr. Halyna Babak, Czech Academy of Sciences / Institute for Human Sciences (IWM)