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Department of Ukrainian Literature

Gagarin ave, 72, building 1, room 914
Phone: +38 (056) 374-98-72
E-mail: kafedra_uul@i.ua, ul@dnulive.dp.ua

The Head of Department of Ukrainian Literature is Oliynyk Nataliya Petrivna, Candidate of Science (Philology), Associate Professor, Distinguished Educator of Ukraine, Honored Educator of Ukraine.

Teaching staff led by Head of Department of Ukrainian Literature that provide training:
Zavertaliuk Ninel Ivanivna, Doctor of Science (Philology), Professor
Goniuk Oleksandra Valeriivna, Candidate of Science (Philology), Associate Professor
Kropyvko Irine Valentinovna, Candidate of Science (Philology), Associate Professor
Shaf Olga Voltivna, Candidate of Science (Philology), Associate Professor
Polokhova Nataliia Volodymyrivna, Candidate of Science (Philology), Associate Professor
Nechiporenko Svitlana Volodymyrivna, Candidate of Science (Philology), Associate Professor
Kornylova Kateryna Oleksandrivna, Candidate of Science (Philology), Associate Professor
Kedych Tetyana Volodymyrivna, Candidate of Science (Philology), Associate Professor
Taranenko Alona Volodymyrivna, Candidate of Science (Philology), Associate Professor
Pasko Iryna Volodymyrivna, Candidate of Science (Philology), Associate Professor
Vorushko Tetiana Volodymyrivna, Candidate of Science (Philology), Associate Professor
Tiper Iryna Viktorivna, Candidate of Science (Philology), Associate Professor

The Department of Ukrainian Literature provides the teaching of bachelors in Philology (Ukrainian Language and Literature), 014.01 – Secondary Education (Ukrainian Language and Literature) with the further access to Master’s study programs of Ukrainian Language and Literature (035.01 – Philology, 014.01 – Secondary Education).

Post-graduate studies in speciality 10.01.01 “Ukrainian Literature” are available at the Department.

List of major and elective subjects of the Department:
“Folklore”, “Introduction to Literary Criticism”, “Rhetoric”, “History of Ukrainian Literature”, “Aesthetics of Literary Creative Activity“, “Aesthetic Fundamentals of Ukrainian Literature of the 60s”, “History of Ukrainian Culture” , “History of Ukrainian Literary Criticism”, “Ukrainian Modern Novel”, “Fundamentals of Literary and Artistic Works Analysis”, “Literature for Children”, “Methods of Teaching Ukrainian Literature”, “History of Ukrainian Postmodernism”, “History of Ukrainian Criticism”, “Aesthetics”, “Practical Course in Methods of Teaching Ukrainian Literature”, “Theory of Literature”, “Poetics of the Contemporary Novel”, “Historical Fiction in Ukraine: Formation and Development”, “History of Ukrainian Literature Abroad”, “Specific Lyrical Genres”, “Poetics and Genre System of Modern Ukrainian Short Prose”, “Psychologism in Ukrainian Literature of late 20th – early 21th Century” and others.

Future specialists – graduates of the Department – are methodologists and teachers of secondary schools, lycees, gymnasiums, colleges, technical colleges, and translators at enterprises, employees in state institutions, librarians, heads of departments of culture, editors of newspapers and magazines, journalists, writers and TV presenters, PR-managers, tour guides, etc.

Various aspects of poetics of literary text, starting with folklore traditions and ending with the analysis of postmodern works, are of prior importance for the scientific work of the teaching staff of the Departmnet. The teaching staff of the Department use the topical methodology, exploring a variety of poetological fields of Ukrainian Literature.

In 2019 a new research theme of the Department – “Poetics of the literary text: from modernism to post-modernism” (state registration No. 0119U100045) was approved.

Department of Ukrainian Literature is a center of study of the creative heritage of Oles Honchar, Pavlo Zagrebelniy, Valerian Pidmohylnyi. Discussions of scholars of different national schools and foreign researchers on the poetics of their works are conducted in the form of national conferences, traditional literary readings, publications of studies in journals of various levels from international to university.
Literary readings "Brigantine of the Fate of Oles Honchar"

Since 2001 Department of Ukrainian Literature has been publishing the professional collection of scientific papers “Tainy Khudozhnoho Tekstu”, (“Mysteries of Literary Text”) (research editor N.I. Zavertaliuk, Professor). The annual students’ collection of scientific research “Literary Studies” (executive editor N. Oliinyk, Associate Professor) is published annually.

The teaching staff, young professionals, graduate students actively participate in international conferences, symposia, seminars in Belarus, Georgia, Germany, Poland and other countries.

Students work not only on writing term papers, Bachelor’s theses, Master’s theses, but also actively participate in national conferences, competitions, olympiads. They often become prize winners, and get scholarships.

The teaching staff devotes special attention to students’ meetings with famous scholars, cultural figures, and modern writers – from classical authors to beginners. Yu. Andrukhovych, Yu. Vynnychuk, G. Huseinov, V. Danylenko, L. Deresh, S. Zhadan, Kapranovs brothers, Yu. Kovaliv, A. Kokotiukha, Ye. Kononenko, A. Kurkov, V. Lutsenko, Anna Malihon, I. Malkovych, Maria Matios, Lesia Mudrak, M. Naienko, D. Pavlychko, S. Protsiuk, M. Slaboshpytskyi, Lesia Stepovychka and others have been the guests of students of Philology.
Meeting with the outstanding Ukrainian writer Maria Matios


Popular Ukrainian writer Sergiy Zhadan presents a new book "Mesopotamia"

The teaching staff of the Department head the students’ societies which have united talented students and those sharing their views for many years. These are the theater troupe “Echo” (leaders O.V. Goniuk, Associate Professor, I.V. Pasko, Associate Professor), the students’ society “Art Orbits” (leader S. V. Nechіporenko, Associate Professor).