Myroslav Shkandrij

Professor Emeritus

Fax: 204-474-7601



He received his B.A. from the University of Cambridge in 1972 and his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1980, and taught in the Department of German and Slavic Studies 1987-2019, where he was Head or Acting Head from 1990 to 2009, and where he was awarded Professor of the Year, Faculty of Arts in 2010.


He has published works on the cultural and political history of Ukraine, the avant-garde, nationalism, Jewish-Ukrainian relations, Russian-Ukrainian relations and postcolonial theory, and has curated exhibitions at the Winnipeg Art Galleries, Hamilton Art Gallery, Ukrainian Museum in New York, and Oseredok (Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre) in Winnipeg.


  • Revolutionary Ukraine, 1917-2017: Flashpoints in History and Contemporary Memory Wars. New York: Routledge, 2019.
  • Avant-garde Art in Ukraine: Contested Memory, 1910-1930. Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2019.
  • Ukrainian Nationalism: Politics, Ideology and Literature, 1929-1956. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015.
  • Jews in Ukrainian Literature: Representation and Identity. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009 (Ukrainian translation: Ievrei v ukrainskii literaturi: Zobrazhennia ta identychnist. Kyiv: Dukh i litera, 2019).
  • Russia and Ukraine: Literature and the Discourse of Empire From Napoleonic to Postcolonial Times. McGill-Queen's UP, 2001 (Ukrainian translation: V obiimakh imperii: Rosiiska i ukrainska literatury novitnoi doby. Kyiv: Vydavnytsvo Fakt, 2004).
  • Futurism and After: David Burliuk, 1882-1967. Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2008.
  • The Phenomenon of the Ukrainian Avant-Garde, 1910-35. Winnipeg: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2001.
  • Modernists, Marxists and the Nation: The Ukrainian Literary Discussion of the 1920s. Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, University of Alberta, 1992 (Ukrainian translation: Modernisty, marksysty i natsiia: Ukrainska literaturna dyskusiia 1920-kh rokiv. Kyiv: Nika-Centre Press, 2006).
  • Mykola Khvylovy, The Cultural Renaissance in Ukraine: Polemical Pamphlets, 1925-1926. Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies. 328 pp.


For more information contact:
Myroslav Shkandrij
Department of German and Slavic Studies
University of Manitoba
Fax: 204-474-7601

List of publications (in pdf format)

Selected Publications (in pdf format) by Myroslav Shkandrij