Oleksandr Mykhed is to be the faculty's first 'Ukrainian writer in virtual residence'.
Oleksandr Mykhed has been elected to a virtual residency at the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages for the academic year 2022/23. The position was created as an act of academic solidarity and a way of giving a voice to colleagues in Ukraine, establishing what the faculty hopes will become a productive dialogue. Supported by TORCH as part of the Humanities Cultural programme and a number of colleges (Lady Margaret Hall, New College, Somerville College, University College, and Wadham College).
Oleksandr Mykhed already has an international reputation. Andrey Kurkov, the president of PEN Ukraine, says of him: "Oleksandr is one of the prominent Ukrainian writers of the younger generation." He now serves in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
His interactive longread 'What is Ukrainian literature' has been widely praised, and his essays were published in the Financial Times and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
We are delighted to be able to offer a series of online events in the course of 2022/23 - please watch this space for the details of the opening event in Michaelmas Term.