Mykola Polyuha

Office:

233 Old Science Hall, 
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

 

E-mail:

mpolyuha@bloomu.edu
 

Office Hours:

Monday and Wednesday 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Currently Taught:

GERMAN 102 - Introductory German II
RUSSIAN 101 - Introductory Russian I
RUSSIAN 102 - Introductory Russian II
RUSSIAN 203 - Intermediate Russian I

Dr. Mykola Polyuha
Assistant Professor/Languages and Cultures



Professional Interests

  • Imagist poetry
  • Motif of death in the world literature
  • Ezra Pound's poetry
  • Bohdan-Ihor Antonych's poetry
  • New Media studies

Education

  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Western Ontario, 2008
  • Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg, Ontario/Baden-Wuerttemberg Student Exchange Program, September 2006-July 2007
  • Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute, non-degree program, June to August 2005
  • M.A., Comparative Literature, Pennsylvania State University, 2003
  • Specialist (B.A.+1 year), English and German languages and literatures, Ternopil Institute of Pedagogical Education, 2000

Publications

  • "'Dear Maitre': Correspondence of Eaghor Kostetzky with Ezra Pound." Kuryer Kryvbasu 293-294-295 (April-June 2014): 219-243. [in Ukrainian]
  • "An Anthology of Modern Ukrainian Drama (Review)." Canadian Slavonic Papers 56.1-2 (2014): 169-71.
  • Selected Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Mikhail Bakhtin Conference.  London: Mestengo Press, 2012. Co-editor.
  • Vasiliev, Nikolai. "Linguistic Content of Pavel Medvedev's The Formal Method in Literary Scholarship in the Context of Works by the Representatives of the Bakhtin Circle." Dialogues with Bakhtinian Theory: Proceedings of the Thirteenth Mikhaïl Bakhtin International Conference. London: Mestengo Press, 2012. 311-323. (Translation from the Russian language).
  • Zylko, Boguslaw. "Bakhtin's Understanding of Ontology, Aesthetics, and Poetics of Literary Work." Dialogues with Bakhtinian Theory: Proceedings of the Thirteenth Mikhaïl Bakhtin International Conference. London: Mestengo Press, 2012. 301-310. (Translation from the Russian language).
  • "People Out of Fear." Review of Fear, by Bohdan Pronyk (Ternopil: "Printer-Inform," 2011). Vil'ne Zhyttya,  October 12, 2012, No. 81. [in Ukrainian]
  • "Apolitical Poetry as Politics: Political Writings of Bohdan-Ihor Antonych." The Ukrainian Quarterly 65.3 (Fall 2009): 192-212.
  • "Shakespeare in the Undiscovered Bourn: Les Kurbas, Ukrainian Modernism, and Early Soviet Cultural Politics (Review)." Harvard Ukrainian Studies 27.1-4 (2004-2005, published 2009): 409-13.
  • "Mocked with Death: Tragic Overliving from Sophocles to Milton (Review)." Comparative Literature Studies 44.3 (2007): 360-364.
  • "How to Marry a Song: An Analysis of Bohdan-Ihor Antonych’s Poem 'Wedding.'" Studia Methodologica: Teoriya Literatury, Komparatyvistyka, Ukrayinistyka. Ternopil: Pidruchnyky i posibnyky, 2007. pp. 246-251.
  • "Ukrainian Internet Identity." Western Journal of Graduate Research 12.1 (2005) 82-91.
  • "German Studies in the United States. By Peter Uwe Hohendahl (Review)." Literary Research/Recherche littйraire 21.41-42 (2004): 310-314.
  • "The New Media Reader (Review)." Comparative Literature Studies 41.3 (2004) 446-449.
  • "Ten Years That Shook the World: A Chapter for the History of Modernism." Problemy suchasnoho literaturoznavstva 11 (2002): 72-88. [in Ukrainian]
  • "The Idea of Death in the Works of Ezra Pound." Naukovi zapysky 12 (2001): 87-101. [in Ukrainian]
  • The History of Petriky: Reference Book.Ternopil: Zbruch, 2001. [in Ukrainian]

Conference Presentations

  • "Applying Operations and Supply Chain Management Principles to Short-Term Study Abroad: A Case Study of Trip to Eastern Europe." Business and Applied Sciences Academy of North America Annual Conference. Ramapo College, June 19-21, 2014.
  • "Providing Life-Changing Experiences: Short-Term Study Abroad and Students' Social and Emotional Growth." 24th Annual Conference of the Global Awareness Society International. Montego Bay, Jamaica, May 22-27, 2014.
  • "The Purpose of Global Leadership." Model United Nations Annual Conference. Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, April 24, 2014.
  • "In Search of a Third Way: The Phenomenon of 'Other Literature' in Ukraine." Canadian Association of Slavists Annual Conference. Victoria University, June 1-3, 2013.
  • "How Does Language Shape the Way We Think?" Public lecture at London Cross Cultural Learning Center. London, September 10, 2011.
  • "Peculiarities of Thinking in Foreign Languages." Public lecture at London Cross Cultural Learning Center. London, August 28, 2010.
  • "Learning Europe: Bohdan-Ihor Antonych’s Discourse with German and English Authors." Canadian Association of Slavists Annual Conference. Concordia University, May 28-30, 2010.
  • "'Some Is Incarnate Awareness, Some Remains Spiritus': Defining the Components of the Imagist Weltanschauung." Canadian Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference. . Concordia University, May 28-30, 2010.
  • "Towards Spiritual Unity with the West: Bohdan-Ihor Antonych as Translator." The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages Conference. Philadelphia, December 27-30, 2009.
  • "Guide to Cultures: John Cournos as Literary Ambassador between East and West." Canadian Association of Slavists Annual Conference. Carleton University, May 23-25, 2009.
  • "Anglo-American Imagism and Russian Imaginism: Points of Contact." 32d Annual Mid-Atlantic Slavic Conference. Eugene Lang College/The New School, April 4, 2009.
  • "'The Only Ukrainian Imagist': Bohdan-Ihor Antonych and Imagism." Canadian Association of Slavists Annual Conference. University of British Columbia, May 31-June 2, 2008.
  • "Imagism as an International Literary Movement." Canadian Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference. University of British Columbia, May 31-June 2, 2008.
  • "'My Russonymic Would Be Homerovitch': Ezra Pound's Literary Contacts with Russia." 19th Annual American Literature Association Conference. San Francisco, May 22-25, 2008.
  • "Imagism in Exile: Imagist Ideas in Russian Literature." American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting. California State University, April 24-27, 2008.
  • "'Earth Alone Should Return to Earth': Revisiting Gottfried Benn’s Morgue and Other Poems." 10th Annual Graduate Conference. University of Western Ontario, March 6-8, 2008.
  • "'To Build the City of Dioce': Ezra Pound's (Con)fusion of Western and Eastern Cultures." Canadian Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference. York University, May 27-31, 2006.
  • "On the East-West Crossroads: Filling Gaps in Modernist Studies." Canadian Association of Slavists Annual Conference. York University, May 27-31, 2006.
  • "'Russia Off There in Black Darkness': Russian Authors in Ezra Pound’s Writings." 29th Annual  Mid-Atlantic Slavic Conference. Fordham University, April 1, 2006.
  • "'Baked and Eaten Tovarisch': Ezra Pound and the Eastern European Other." American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting. Princeton University, March 23-26, 2006.
  • "A Superfluous American: The Case of Ezra Pound." Graduate Thesis Seminar. University of Western Ontario, March 21, 2006.
  • "Religi-On-Line: Religion and the Internet." Canadian Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference. University of Western Ontario, May 29-31, 2005.
  • "Love with a Foreign Accent: Xenophilia in Russian Culture." 7th Annual Graduate Conference. University of Western Ontario, April 7-10, 2005.
  • "Visualizing the Death: Peculiarities of Literary Thanatomorphic Images." 16th Comparative Literature Graduate Colloquium. University of Toronto, April 7-8, 2005.
  • "Apolitical Poetry as Politics: Political Writings of Bohdan-Ihor Antonych." American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting. Pennsylvania State University,  March  11-13, 2005.
  • "How to Marry a Song: An Analysis of Bohdan-Ihor Antonych's Poem "Wedding." 28th  Annual  Mid-Atlantic Slavic Conference,  Columbia University,  March 27, 2004.
  • "Ukrainian Internet Identity." Graduate Student Symposium. University of Toronto, March 12-13, 2004.

Language Skills

  • fluent in German, Russian, Ukrainian
  • read in French, Polish, Spanish

Travel History

  • Austria, Byelorussia, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Jamaica, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland,  Russia,  Slovak Republic, Switzerland, USA

Major Awards

  • Baden-Wuerttemberg Landesstiftung Stipendium, study and research at Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg, October 2006-July 2007
  • The Theodosius and Irene Senkowsky Prize for Achievement in Ukrainian Studies from Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, 2005
  • Fulbright scholarship, study and research at Pennsylvania State University, 2002-2004
  • Graduation from Ternopil Institute of Pedagogical Education with honor diploma, 2000
  • Scholarship for undergraduate study from Ternopil Town Council, 2000

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