Maria RewakowiczPart-Time Lecturer, Ukrainian
Ph.D., University of Toronto
M.S., Columbia University
M.A., University of Toronto

Office: 15 Seminary Place, Room 4133


Research Interests:

Ukrainian language, culture, and literature; language politics, literature and identity construction; feminism and nationalism in post-Soviet space; women and gender issues in literature; Ukrainian émigré poetry; exile and literature; postcolonial studies


Fulbright Scholarship, Ukraine, 2009-2010; 2010-2011

Shevchenko Society Fellowship, 2007-2009

Neporany Research and Teaching Fellowship, Canadian Foundation of Ukrainian Studies, Toronto, Canada, 2004-2005

Research Scholarship, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, 2003-2004

Eugene and Daymel Shklar Research Fellowship, Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University, Spring 2003

Publications (Selected)


Ukraine's Quest for Identity: Embracing Cultural Hybridity in Literary Imagination, 1991-2011. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2018.

Literature, Exile, Alterity: The New York Group of Ukrainian Poets. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2014.

Persona non grata: Narysy pro N'iu-Iorks'ku hrupu, modernizm ta identychhist' (Essays on the New York Group, Modernism and Identity). Kyiv: Krytyka Publishing House, 2012.

Edited Volumes:

Contemporary Ukraine on the Cultural Map of Europe. Co-edited with Larissa M.L.Z. Onyshkevych. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2009.

Articles, Reviews, Translations:

"Elite Trends in the Literary Scholarship of Post-Independence Ukraine." Miscellana Posttotalitariana Wratislaviensa. Elity 3 (2015): 123-33.

"Difficult Journey: Literature, Literary Canons and Identities in Post-Soviet Ukraine." Harvard Ukrainian Studies 32-33 (2011-2014): 599-610.

"Ukraine, Poetry of." With George G. Grabowicz The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry & Poetics. 4th ed. Ed. Roland Greene et al. (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2012), 1477-79.

"Feminism, Nationalism, and Women's Literary Discourse in Post-Soviet Ukraine." In Mapping Difference: The Many Faces of Women in Contemporary Ukraine. Edited by Marian J. Rubchak. (New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2011), 161-172.

"Geography Matters: Regionalism and Identities in Contemporary Ukrainian Prose." Canadian American Slavic Studies 44.1-2 (2010): 73-90. Also published in Ukrainian translation in Krytyka 13.3-4 (2009): 23-27.

"Feminism, intellectuals and the formation of micro-publics in post communist Ukraine." With Alexandra Hrycak. Studies in East European Thought 61.4 (2009): 309-333.

"Women's Literary Discourse and National Identity in Post-Soviety Ukraine." Harvard Ukrainian Studies 27 (2004-05): 195-216. [Published in 2008]. Reprinted in: Contemporary Ukraine on the Cultural Map of Europe. 2009. 275-294.

Review of Thread and Selected New York Poems, byt Vasyl Makhno. Trans. Orest Popovych. New York: Meeting Eyes Bindery, 2009. Journal of Ukrainian Studies 35-36 (2010-2011): 391-93.

Translations of poems by Jerzy Harasymowicz (from the Polish), Modern Poetry in Translation Series 3.9 and 3.10 (2008): 161-166; 163-168.