Professor Yuri Shevchuk presents on issues of language, identity culture, and filmmaking

During his annual research trip to Ukraine, Yuri Shevchuk lectured at a number of leading universities in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Mykolayiv and other Ukrainian cities. The subjects of his talks included issues of language, identity culture, and filmmaking and the topicality each of them acquires in the context of the Russian military aggression and hybrid war against Ukraine today. The lectures were held at among others: the National Yaroslav Mudryi University of Law, Kharkiv, where he discussed “Language Rights in the West and the Situation in Ukraine,” the National Karazin Univeristy, Kharkiv – “Language of media and the War in Ukraine” on one occasion and “Western Theories of National Cinema and the Case of Ukraine,” on another, both with faculty and students of the Media Communications Department. At the prestigious Kyiv Mohyla Academy School of Business, Shevchuk gave a talk entitled “Thе Language of War and the War of Languages in Ukraine Today”. Shevchuk discussed the same theme in his presentation to the faculty and students of the Tavryda Volodymyr Vernadsky University of Symferopol (in exile) and the Ukrainian Leadership Academy in Mykolayiv. Also in Mykolayiv he lectured at the National Petro Mohyla University on “Ukrainian Identity and Culture in Civic Education”. In all Shevchuk gave eleven lectures and public talks during his trip.