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Iuliana Matasova

Iuliana Matasova Department of Foreign Literature at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
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(Minor) Popular Culture and the Apparatus of Area: The ‘Border’ Work of Ukrainian Female Singer-Songwriters (1990-Present)
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Iuliana Matasova obtained her PhD in Comparative Literature (American – Ukrainian) from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine) and her MA in Comparative Cultural Studies – from Jean Moulin Université Lyon 3 (Lyon, France). She is Associate Professor at the Department of Foreign Literature (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv) where she teaches History of European and American Literature, Theory of Literature, as well as Literature and Popular Culture. Her academic interests include American-Ukrainian comparative literary and critical studies, feminist theory, decolonial and post-socialist studies, popular culture and musicology. 

Iuliana has written on the theory of myth criticism and American-Ukrainian comparative literature, archetypal symbolism and corporeality in American literature of the 19th-20th centuries and Ukrainian literature of the 20th century, ethnomusicology (Ukrainian and American); she is the co-author of Typology of Ukrainian and American Literatures (at the turn of 19th-20th centuries (Typolohiya Ukrayinskoyi ta Amerykanskoyi Literatur (na porubizhzhi 19-20 stolit)  (Kyiv, 2005) and Archetypal Criticism of American Literature (Arkhetypna Krytyka Amerykanskoyi Literatury) (Simferopol, 2008).

2016-2017 Carnegie Fellow, January-May 2017, Center for Global Studies and the Humanities, Program in Literature, Duke University.

Forthcoming and recent publications:

  • “Voicing the ‘Inappropriate:’
 Creative Strategies in 
American and Ukrainian Female Singer-Songwriters,” in (Pop)Cultures on the Move: Transnational Identifications and Cultural Exchange Between East and West, ed. A.M. Fellner, B. Schlimbach, T. Ostapchuk. Saarbrücken: Universaar. – Volume in editing.
  • “The ‘Common Woman’ Category in the Creative Practices of Judy Grahn and Ani DiFranco,” in Literaturoznavchi studii, Vol.1 (44):1 (2015), pp. 366-373.
  • The Intermedial ‘Language’ of Ani DiFranco”, in Syntez mystetsv, Kyiv: Kyivskyi Universytet, 2015, pp. 110-119.
  • Feature author for Marie Claire Ukraine.
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