The Department of Polish Philology

  • About the Department
  • History of the department
  • Employees
  • Lecturers' schedule
  • News


ChairpersonAlla KravchukChairperson
Associate ProfessorOksana LozynskaAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorIryna BundzaAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorKhrystyna NikolaichukAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorYuliia StefanyshynAssociate Professor
LecturerLesia Bilenka SvystovychLecturer
Lecturer, Department Secretary (by-worker)Anna NakonechnaLecturer, Department Secretary (by-worker)
LecturerOlesia SlyvynskaLecturer
LecturerUliana YevchukLecturer
Senior Department Secretary, Lecturer (by-worker)Olha TuzSenior Department Secretary, Lecturer (by-worker)

Lecturers' schedule

History of the department

The Department of Polish Philology was established at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv on April 1, 2004 by dividing the Department of Slavic Philology into two: the Department of Slavic Philology and the Department of Polish Philology which is headed by Alla Kravchuk. Polonistic traditions at Lviv National University can be traced back to 1817 when the Austrian Emperor Franz I signed a decree establishing the Department of History of the Polish Language and Literature, and in 1826 the first department began its work. In some time, a few more departments of Polonistics were created. After the Second World War, Polish Philology (already as a foreign language) was developed within the framework of Slavic Studies.
Today the Department of Polish Philology trains specialists of three educational degrees (Bachelors, Masters, PhDs). Students acquire competencies related to basic knowledge in Polish Philology and Translation Studies, practical skills in working with texts in Polish and Ukrainian, oral and written communication skills, translation and teaching skills within the relevant educational programs in the Polish Language and Literature. The educational programs provide a wide range of opportunities for academic mobility given that the Department actively cooperates with numerous Polish universities.
Teachers invited to Lviv from abroad constantly hold lectures and practical classes at the Department. The Department successfully develops scientific research in the field of Modern Polonistics, Comparative Polish-Ukrainian Linguistics, Literary Studies, and Linguodidactics. Scholars of the Department are the authors of important textbooks in Polish for Ukrainian-speaking users, which are popular in Ukraine and abroad, teachers are also translation practitioners and promoters of Polish literature in Ukraine and Ukrainian literature in Poland. In 2017, the Senate of the Republic of Poland and the Council for the Polish Language of the Polish Academy of Sciences awarded the Department with the honorary title “Ambassador of the Polish Language outside Poland” for its contribution to the development of Polonistics in Ukraine.

PhD position for the Research Initiative on Post-Soviet Space

23.05.2024 | 14:40

PhD scholarship opportunity at the University of Melbourne:
the Arts Faculty’s Research Initiative on Post-Soviet Space is inviting applicants to undertake a PhD by research. Proposals may be related to Soviet and post-Soviet history, memory studies in post-Soviet space, or Ukrainian Studies.
Deadline for applications: 10 June 2024

Project Summary
The Research Initiative on Post-Soviet Space (RIPSS) invites prospective applicants with an interest in projects aligned with our research focus to submit an Expression of Interest for a PhD.
Project proposals are invited from a...

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Halyna Kruk: “Poetry can be a part and manifestation of a civic position as well…”

13.05.2024 | 14:45

Amelia M. Glaser, Yuliya Ilchuk, and Halyna Kruk, who are shortlisted for A Crash Course in Molotov Cocktails (Arrowsmith Press).

“I try to sit down and write in the mornings before my teaching and meetings begin — even if it’s just a half hour of putting new thoughts into words. Once I have done that, in the afternoon and evening I indulge myself in translating. Translation has always been a way of reading deeply and focusing my thoughts around language. It’s...

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The Grand Futurological Congress

06.05.2024 | 14:41

We live in a volatile and elusive world where the future is difficult to envision as anything other than crises, disasters, and unprecedented change. Such a situation can make one feel perplexed, powerless, and disheartened. It’s increasingly challenging to think comprehensively. It’s becoming more difficult to make long-term plans and carry them out together. It’s even more challenging to look into the future at all. But literature helps us do that.
To show how we’ve convened a five-night Grand Futurological Congress...

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17.04.2024 | 13:35

We invite you to participate in the III International Multidisciplinary Student Internet Conference
which will be held on May 16, 2024
Postgraduates, undergraduates, students of Ukrainian and foreign higher education institutions are invited to participate in the conference!
The conference will focus on the following areas:
1. Philology.
2. History.
3. Ethnology.
4. Culture and arts.
5. Pedagogy.
6. Philosophy.
7. Psychology.
Please fill out the application form below by May 2, 2024, and send your abstract to by May 9, 2024 (requirements and a sample of...

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Lost Horse Press Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry Series

28.03.2024 | 22:50

In 2017, Christine Holbert (publisher) and Grace Mahoney (series editor) established the Lost Horse Press Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry Series. The series features dual-language editions of poetry from Ukraine’s most significant poets operating in the contemporary context. These critically-acclaimed and award-winning books showcase the diversity of poets who write from a range of geographies, poetic perspectives, and literary movements. Of critical importance is the fact that many of the poems featured in this series meditate on the significance of Ukraine’s independence and the positionality of...

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