Focus on Ukraine (Virtual)

Saturday, February 25, 2023-Saturday, May 6, 2023

10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Nine Sessions. Class will not meet on March 18th and April 8th.


The registration period has closed for this event.

Course Description
We will read Gogol’s Ukrainian Tales, Babel’s Odessa Stories, Bulgakov’s White Guard and will examine them in the broad context of the history, culture, and the national identity of Ukraine from early times to the first quarter of the 20th century.

These writers were born in Ukraine but wrote in Russian. Gogol’s free verbal creation tales of rural Ukraine, Babel’s stories of Jewish childhood and enticing violent world of Odessa underworld, and Bulgakov’s family saga about the chaos of war and individual acts of humanity testify to the complexity and multi-faced nature of Ukraine.
Nine sessions. $330/$300. Led by Julia Kriventsova Denne

Registration Fees

Registration is $330

We offer a 10% discount to seniors, students, and members of the Newberry (Associates at the Author level and above).

Contact Us
The Adult Education is available Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Email is the best form of contact: You can also reach us by phone at 312-255-3700. Please allow 24-48 business hours for a response.