Professor of Ukrainian Language and Literature
Department of Modern
Languages and Cultural Studies
University of Alberta
Co-Principal Investigator of the Ukrainian Literature (High and Popular) On the Maidan and About the Maidan project
About Natalia Pylypiuk
Natalia Pylypiuk is Professor of Ukrainian Language and Literature in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Harvard University. Her research focuses on the impact of Neo-Latin education on early-modern Ukrainian culture. She has won two “Best Article” awards from the American Association for Ukrainian Studies. One of these articles was a ground breaking study of the depiction of Wisdom during the hetmancy of Ivan Mazepa. The other was a comparative analysis of the mystical narcissism in the oeuvre of Skovoroda and the poetry of the dissident Vasyl’ Stus.
As Principal Investigator, Dr. Pylypiuk co-authored the Online Concordance to the Complete Works of H. Skovoroda, which was funded by a major grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Ottawa) in 2005-2009. If printed, this publication would consist of 18 volumes, each 500 pages long. She is currently working on another digital project, devoted to manuscript collections of liturgical hymns that were compiled in Ukraine between the XVI-th and XVIII-th centuries.
Between 1992 and 2002 Natalia Pylypiuk served Canadian Slavonic Papers, an international and interdisciplinary academic journal, first as Assistant to the Book Review Editor, then as Book Review Editor. Currently she serves on the Editorial Board of Kyjivs’ka akademija, an annual publication devoted to the culture of Early-Modern Ukraine.