Kiev National Linguistic University

Doctor of Sciences (Philology), Full Professor

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PhD (Candidate of Sciences) Dissertation:

Black American Drama of 1960s-1970s: Dramatic Conflicts (1986, T.G. Shevchenko Institute of Literature, Academy of Sciences, UkrSSR)

Doctor of Sciences Dissertation:

African American Drama as Multicultural Phenomenon: History and Poetics (1997, T.G. Shevchenko Institute of Literature, Academy of Sciences, Ukraine)


Courses taught – European literature of the Renaissance and 17th c.; Late 20th - early 21st cc. European and American literature; Multiculturalism and American Literature; Contemporary American Drama; American National Mythology in Literature and Culture

Scholarly Interests:

American literature and culture (African American literature, American drama, ethnic literatures, current trends in Anglo-American fiction and drama, multiculturalism and transculturality, Shakespearean intertexts in contemporary American drama).

Broad participation in international conferences (Russia, Belarus, Poland, Romania, France, Switzerland, UK, the USA, Greece, Spain, Germany, Italy).

Lecturer and coordinator at the Summer Schools in American Studies (Nikolayev, Ternopol), guest lecturer at the University of Milan, the University of California at Sacramento, the University of North Carolina, the Minsk State Linguistic University.

Over 200 publications addressing various issues of (African) American fiction and drama, ethnic literatures, multiculturalism (Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Poland, Germany, Greece, Great Britain, USA, Romania), as well as textbooks and handbooks. Sections in Institute of World Literature, Russian Academy of Sciences, publications, in The History of American Literature in 6 volumes (1997-2013).

Editor-in-chief of annual collection Current Literary Studies (КNLU), Editorial Board member of the Vsesvit journal and a number of Ukrainian and international professional editions. Member of two specialized academic boards.

Membership in professional organizations:

European Association for American Studies (EAAS)

Collegium for African American Research (CAAR)

Center for American Literary Studies in Ukraine (CALSU)

Russian Society of American Cultural Studies (RSACS)

Kennan Institute Ukrainian Alumni Association (Member of Advisory Board)

Professional upgrading:

January-May 1995 – Fulbright researcher of African American Drama (University of Mississippi, USA).

March 2000; September 2009 – Salzburg Seminar fellow (ASC session Contemporary American Drama: Text and Performance; ASS – Globalization and American Popular Culture)

March 2002 – September 2002 – scholar-in-residence at the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, D.C.) under Regional Scholar Exchange Program grant.

Selected Bibliography:

1. Yednist' mnozhynnoho. Amerykann'ska literature kintsia XX – pochatku XXI st. u konteksti kulturnoho pluralizmu [The Unity of the Plural. American Literature of Late 20th – Early 21st cc. in the Context of Cultural Pluralism]. Кiev: KNLU Press, 2010.

2. Na perekhresti tsyvilizatsiy: afro-amerikanska drama yak multikul'turnyi fenomen [At the Crossroads of Civilizations: African American Drama as a Multicultural Phenomenon], Kiev: KNLU Press, 1997.

3. Literatura zakhidnoyevropeys'kogo seredniovichchia [European Medieval Literature], Vinnytsia: Nova knyha, 2003, 449 p. (General Editor, Introduction)

4. Zolota doba zarubizhnoi dramy. ХVІ-ХVІІ st.[Golden Age of European Drama. 16th –17th cc.]. Kiev: Vladoslov, 2005, 432 p.(General Editor, Introduction).

5. Kontseptsiya multykulturalizmu yak chynnyk rozvytku literatury SSHA kintsia XX – pochatku XXI stolit' [The Concept of Multiculturalism as a Factor in the Development of American Literature in Late 20th – Early 21st cc.] (textbook). Кiev: KNLU Press, 2012.

6. Looking at the British Literature through the Prism of Humour. National Mythology in American Literature and Culture (textbook). Кiev: KNLU Press, 2015.