Author: Vitaly Chernetsky
VITALY CHERNETSKY is a Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Kansas. 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 cultures 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 forthcoming from Krytyka. He co-edited a bilingual anthology of contemporary Ukrainian poetry, “Letters from Ukraine” (2016), and an annotated Ukrainian translation of Edward Said’s “Culture and Imperialism” (2007), and guest-edited a special issue on Ukraine for the film studies e-journal “KinoKultura” (2009). His translations into English include Yuri Andrukhovych’s novels “The Moscoviad” (2008) and “Twelve Circles” (2015) and a volume of his selected poems, “Songs for a Dead Rooster” (2018, with Ostap Kin). Translations of Sophia Andrukhovych’s novel “Felix Austria” and of “Winter King”, a poetry collection by Ostap Slyvynsky (with Iryna Shuvalova) are forthcoming. He is a past president of the American Association for Ukrainian Studies (2009-2018) and the current first vice president of the Shevchenko Scientific Society in the U.S. Prof. Chernetsky is serving in 2023 as Vice President/President-Elect of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), and will serve as its president in 2024.