August 24, 2023
This Ukrainian Independence Day, we’re pleased to present a reading list of several of our Ukrainian Studies titles. From a harrowing novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning international war correspondent Mstyslav Chernov to the first English-language synthesis of the history of one of Ukraine’s most fascinating cities, these titles, among others, capture the ongoing struggle in Ukraine, examine Ukrainian history, and celebrate its rich and diverse culture. In honor of 32 years of independence, all Ukrainian Studies titles, including those below, are 32% off with the code UKRAINE.
January 18, 2023
ASP is pleased to present an interview with Professor Andrii Portnov, author of the the newly released “pathbreaking study” on the history of one of Ukraine’s most fascinating cities, Dnipro: An Entangled History of a European City.
March 8, 2022
This International Women’s Day, we’d like to not only elevate the experiences and voices of women, but also continue our spotlight on Ukraine and Ukrainian voices by pointing readers towards just a few of the women poets, translators, and authors whose work is found in The White Chalk of Days: The Contemporary Ukrainian Literature Series Anthology and Words for War: New Poems from Ukraine. Both books, unprecedented collections of post-Soviet Ukrainian literature in English translation originally published in 2017, are available to read for free online here and here.
April 26, 2020
On this day in 1986, the No. 4 reactor at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat, Ukraine exploded.
Tamara Hundorova, author of The Post-Chornobyl Library: Ukrainian Postmodernism of the 1990s, argues that the Chornobyl disaster forever changed Ukrainian literature and cultural consciousness, turning Ukrainian postmodernism apocalyptic and into a writing of trauma.
In this interview, Dr. Hundorova discusses Chornobyl’s impact on Ukraine and the world, apocalyptic themes in her work, and the disturbing sight of an abandoned library at the site of the disaster.
March 19, 2020
We are pleased to present an excerpt from Epic Journey: The Life and Times of Wasyl Kushnir by Andrei Kushnir. The book presents an account of the author’s father, Wasyl Kushnir, in his own voice, as he and his family lived through the harsh Soviet regime in Ukraine, famine during the Ukrainian Holodomor, and forced labor in Germany during World War II, eventually emigrating to the U.S., making a new life and raising a family. The following excerpt presents selections of postcards sent to Wasyl Kushnir (mostly from his parents) during the years 1943–1944, with a short introduction from Andrei Kushnir.
February 8, 2018
Academic Studies Press is delighted to present this interview—our first in a series—with Mark Andryczyk, editor of The White Chalk of Days: The Contemporary Ukrainian Literature Series Anthology.
The White Chalk of Days presents translations of literary works by Ukrainian authors that imaginatively engage pivotal issues in today’s Ukraine and express its tribulations and jubilations. Featuring poetry, fiction, and essays by fifteen Ukrainian writers, the anthology offers English-language readers a wide array of the most beguiling literature written in Ukraine in the past fifty years.