Rostyslav Chopyk

Position: Associate Professor, The Ukrainian Literature Department named after academician Mykhailo Vozniak

Scientific degree: Candidate of Philological Sciences

Academic status: Associate Professor

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Phone (cell): +380972270793


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Research interests

Ukrainian literature in the late 18th — 19th — early 20th centuries: preparation for publication of the monograph “From Skovoroda to Shevchenko: formation of national identity in the pre-Shevchenko period of New Ukrainian literature.”
Hutsul language and Hutsul text in literature. Organization and holding of traveling conferences: “The Hutsul World of Hnat Khotkevich” (2018), “From Ivan to Peter (to the 140th anniversary of Peter Shikeryk-Donyk, the author of the famous Hutsul novel “Dido Ivanchyk”)” (2019), “On the Road to Burkut ( 2019). to the 150th anniversary of Lesya Ukrainka)” (2021), “De Libertate! From the Itinerant Conference to the Itinerant University (and to the 300th anniversary of the main Ukrainian itinerant)” (2022)
Key words: pre-Shevchenko period, national identity, G.Skovoroda, T.Shevchenko, I.Kotlyarevskyy, M.Gogol, romantism, Hutsulian text.


  • Monographs and collections of articles:
    Transition age: Ukrainian literature at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. – Lviv-Ivano-frankivsk. 1998. – 196 p.
    ESSE NOMO: Good news from Ivan Franko. – Lviv, 2002. – 222 p.
    Mentalities: Essays Collection. – Kyiv, 2014. – 176 p.
    Ivan Kotlyarevskyi v. / [ed., author preface. and comment R. Chopyk]. – Lviv: LNU named after Ivan Franko, 2019. – 180 p. – Contents: Kazak poem-creator / Alexander Shakhovskoy. Natalka Poltavka / Ivan Kotlyarevskyi. A simpleton, or the cunning of a woman outwitted by a soldier / Vasyl Gogol-Yanovsky. Moskal the magician / Ivan Kotlyarevskyi
    Chopyk R. Vovchok // Word and time. – 2007. No. 8. – P. 13-24.
    Chopyk R. Gogol – Gogol – and the devil / R. Chopyk // Word and Time. — 2008. — No. 10. — P. 61-67.
    Chopyk R. Kvitka-i-Osnovyanenko / R. Chopyk // Word and Time. — 2010. — No. 4. — P. 46-56.
    Chopyk R. Panko the Accursed (Existential drama of P. Kulish) / R. Chopyk // Word and Time. — 2010. — No. 11. — P. 3-15.
    Chopyk R. Two Polish men // Intercultural interaction of literature. – P. 199-220.
    Chopyk R. Semper idem (on the occasion of the reprint of Oksana Zabuzhko’s monography “Shevchenko’s Myth of Ukraine. An Attempt at Philosophical Analysis”). – P. 86-101.
    Chopyk R. Aporia (Reason for the topic: “Grabovych and Shevchenko’s Prize”) // Ukrainian literature. – 2017. – Issue 82. – P. 240-247.
    R. Chopyk. Between Franko and Skovoroda: Cordocentric basics of the pre-Shevchenko period of new Ukrainian literature // Ukrainian literature. – 2019. – Issue 84. – P. 173-183.
    R. Chopyk. New French studies series of the Ivan Franko Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine // [Rec. on: Nakhlik E. Ivan Kotlyarevskyi at the reception of Ivan Franko: to the 250th anniversary of the birth of the first classic of new Ukrainian literature / Nauk. and years ed. Oksana Nakhlik; NAS of Ukraine. State University “Ivan Franko Institute”. – Lviv, 2019. – 191 p.]. – Ukrainian literary studies. – 2020. – Issue 85.
    Chopyk R. “The principle of kinship” (on the question of the reception of the leading idea of the philosophy of Hrygoriy Skovoroda) // Spheres of culture. Volume 16. Lublin. 2017. – P. 109-117.
    Chopyk R. And so, “Essay about essays” (Genre territory of essay writing) // Spheres of Culture. – Lublin, 2016. – Volume XIV. – P. 16-23.
    Chopyk R. “The beginnings of national identity formation in the Doshevchenko period of new Ukrainian literature: concept (plot), axiology, chronological coordinates)” // Collection of materials of the Sixth International Scientific and Practical Internet Conference “Dialogue of Languages – Dialogue of Cultures. Ukraine and the world” (Munich, 2016).
    Chopyk R. Semper idem (on the occasion of the reprint of Oksana Zabuzhko’s monograph “The Shevchenko Myth of Ukraine. An Attempt at Philosophical Analysis”) // Current problems of Ukrainian literature and folklore. – Vinnytsia, 2016. – P. 86-101.
    Chopyk R. Reasoning about the discussion surrounding the nomination of H. Grabovych to the T. Shevchenko National Prize of Ukraine // Collection of materials of the Seventh International Scientific and Practical Internet Conference “Dialogue of languages – dialogue of cultures. Ukraine and the world” (Munich, 2017).
    Chopyk R. Aporia (Reason for the topic: “Shevchenko. Grabovych. Prize”) // Ukrainian Literature. – 2017. Issue 82. – P. 240-247.
    Chopyk R. Skovoroda. Kinship / Foreword // Skovoroda H. The best. – Lviv: Terra incognita, 2017. P. 6-11.
    Chopyk R. Ivan Kotlyarevskyi’s ‘Natalka Poltavka’ vs Aleksandr Shakhovskyi’s ‘Cossack-poet’: the Skovoroda-like response to the imperial challenge (to the 200th anniversary of the “mother of the Ukrainian scene”) // Spheres of Culture. V. XVII. Lublin 2018. – C.55-69.
    Gogol M. Vechornytsia on a farm near Dykanka / Reference, afterword by R. Chopyk. – Lviv: Terra incognita, 2019. – 335 p.
    Chopyk R. Ignorance of history does not absolve from responsibility / Foreword // Kryshtopa O. Brotherhood. Ivano-Frankivsk: Babylonian Library. 2019. P. 6-7.
    R. Chopyk. To the question of the European context of the beginnings of the New Ukrainian literature // Scholarly Notes of the V. I. Vernadsky Tavri National University. Series “Philology. Journalism”. — 2021. Issue 32 (71), No. 6.
    Chopyk R. Shevchenko against Putin: actual dimensions of Ukrainian identity // Studia ukrainica posnaniensia. Vol. X/1: 2022, pp. 223-236.
    Chopyk R. Shevchenko-2022 // Bulletin of the NTSH, autumn-winter 2021, spring 2022. P. 18-20.
    R. Chopyk. About one of this year’s commemorations of the 150th anniversary of Lesya Ukrainka // Bulletin of the NTSH, autumn-winter 2021, spring 2022. P. 58-61.
  • Conferenses
    “Here’s where your homeland shines, The best part of all!”: The place of Franko’s work in the concept of the formation of modern Ukrainian identity. Report at the XXXIV annual scientific conference “Your hearts will feel the ancient power”: Franko’s dimensions of national identity. Lviv, October 23, 2020.
    Burkut and its place in Ukrainian literature (To the 150th anniversary of Lesya Ukrainka). Report at the Report Conference of LNU named after I. Franko. February 3, 2021.
    Lesyna road to Burkut in literature (based on the stories of G. Kholopov “Journey to Burkut”, S. Pushyk “Carpathian Summer”, M. Laiuk “Iron Water”). Report at the Fifth Traveling Conference “On the Road to Burkut (To the 150th Anniversary of Lesya Ukrainka)”. Yavoriv — Kryvorivnia — Verkhovyna — Zelene — Burkut — Vyzhnytsia.” August 12-15, 2021.
    Wozniak’s version of the authorship of “History of the Rusy” // Report at the Ukrainian scientific conference “Old-School Intellectual”, dedicated to the 140th anniversary of Mykhailo Wozniak. Lviv, 2021, November.
    Hryhoriy Skovoroda and Jacob Boehme: typological echoes // Report at the annual scientific conference of LNU named after I. Franko. Lviv, 2022, February 7.
    First and foremost — to be a person // Report at the jubilee conference for the 85th birthday of Prof. Bohdana Melnychuk. Chernivtsi, 2022, February 21-22.
    Skovoroda’s parable “Poor Lark” as a bridge between Old and New Ukrainian literature // Kryvorivnya — Gora Pip Ivan, 2022, August 19-21.
    From Skovoroda to Shevchenko // Lecture-conversation at the “Fifth Kharkiv” festival. Kharkiv, 2022, September 23-25.


Born on August 7, 1965. in the city of Mykolaiv, Lviv region.
Studying at the Chernivtsi State University, now ChNU. Yu. Fedkovicha (1982-1987)
Senior bibliographer of the V. Stefanyk Lviv Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (1990-1991)
Junior researcher of the Lviv branch of the T.G. Shevchenko Institute of Literature of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (1991-2001)
Postgraduate student of the Department of Ukrainian Literature of LNU named after Ivan Franko, external form (1990-1994)
Defense of the candidate’s thesis “The role of Ivan Franko’s early worldview and aesthetic manifestations in the evolution of his work in 1870-1880”, December 2002
Working at Ivan Franko National University since 1994
Director of the Ivan Franko Institute of French Studies (2019-2021)


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