Ukrainian Cinema, Language Politics, and National Identity

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Zoom Webinar

The Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies at George Mason University presents:

Ukrainian Cinema, Language Politics, and National Identity
Professor Vitaly Chernetsky, University of Kansas

In this talk, Vitaly Chernetsky highlights some key events in the evolution of Ukrainian cinema from the 1920s to the present, with special attention to questions of language and to the developments since the Euromaidan revolution and the first Russian invasion of 2014.
VITALY CHERNETSKY is a Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and an affiliate of Film and Media Studies, Jewish Studies, Science Fiction Studies, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas. A native of Odesa, Ukraine, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and previously taught at Columbia, Northeastern, and Miami University (Ohio). He is the author of Mapping Postcommunist Cultures: Russia and Ukraine in the Context of Globalization (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2007; Ukrainian-language version, 2013) and of articles on modern and contemporary Slavic and East European literatures and cinema where he seeks to highlight cross-regional and cross-disciplinary contexts. A book in Ukrainian, Intersections and Breakthroughs: Ukrainian Literature and Cinema between the Global and the Local, is in press.
This event will be moderated by Steven Barnes, Director of the Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies and Faculty in the Department of History and Art History, George Mason University

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