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Away from the Empire: The Linguistic and Cultural Shift in Ukraine in the Wake of the Russian Invasion: Alex Averbuch and Yuliya Ilchuk

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Center for Global Studies; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
Virtual
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Date
Apr 19, 2023   11:00 am  
Speaker
Alex Averbuch (Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta, Canada); Yuliya Ilchuk (Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University)
Registration
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Contact
REEEC
E-Mail
reeec@illinois.edu
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Russian, E. European & Eurasian Center: Co-sponsored Events

The Russian-Ukrainian war of the 21st century aimed not only to physically destroy Ukraine but also to expand the linguistic borders of the “Russian world,” denationalize Ukraine, and reestablish the cultural dominance of Russia over the Ukrainian people. The war that began in 2014 and intensified in the last year's invasion has led to a cultural and linguistic shift from Russian to Ukrainian among much of the Ukrainian population. On April 19, 21, and 26, 2023, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will host a virtual symposium titled "Away from the Empire: The Linguistic and Cultural Shift in Ukraine in the Wake of the Russian Invasion" that will explore this topic. The symposium will feature seven Ukrainian scholars (linguists, sociologists, literary scholars, ethnologists, and political scientists) and practitioners (front-line interpreters embedded with the Ukrainian Armed Forces). We kindly invite you to this exciting event. The symposium is supported by the Center for Global Studies and the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois. For a full lineup of the symposium, please see the attached flyer.

April 19: 

11:00 AM CT: Alex Averbuch: "The Latest Tendencies in Russophone Literature of Ukraine: Self-Decolonization, , Deterritorialization, Reclamation" (Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta, Canada)

12:15 Pm CT: Yuliya Ilchuk: "Your Loss - My Gain: Russophone Ukrainian Writers' Search for Language and Identity during the War in Ukraine" (Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University) 

For the program, registration link, and other information, please see the symposium webpage:
https://cgs.illinois.edu/spotlight/global-intersections-project/symposium-ukrainian-cultural-and-linguistic-shift.

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