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Taras Shevchenko: Beyond the Nation

Taras Shevchenko: Beyond the Nation

When: Mon 17 Mar 2014, 18.00-20.30

Where: Conference Centre, Eliot Room

Price: Free, booking essential

Sold out for 17 Mar 2014, 18.00-20.30

In this talk Dr Rory Finnin (University of Cambridge) argues that Taras Shevchenko should be understood not as Ukraine's national bard but as a universal humanist whose verse irrevocably changed the political landscape of modern Europe. Through a close reading of selected poems, he also explains how Shevchenko is best studied as a Modernist who was generations ahead of his time.

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Presented in partnership with Cambridge Ukrainian Studies, a programme of the Department of Slavonic Studies at the University of Cambridge. Supported by the Embassy of Ukraine.