of Ivan Franko International Prize 2019

Maria Gracia Bartolini became the winner in the nomination “For significant achievements in the field of Ukrainian studies.”

Maria Gracia Bartolini was born in the city of Cesena in Italy in 1980. She is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Slavonic Languages ​​at the University of Milan. Since 2014 she has been teaching the Old Slavonic Language, Culture and Ukrainian Literature. Maria Gracia Bartolini is a member of the Steering Committee of the Italian Association of Ukrainian Studies (AISU).

Sphere of scientific interests: ancient Ukrainian writing, Ukrainian literature of 17th – 18th centuries, sermons, religious and visual culture of the Ukrainian Baroque.

Maria Gracia Bartolini graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Languages ​​at the University of Milan (2007). In 2010, she defended her Ph.D. thesis in the field of Ukrainian literature. In 2013, Maria Gracia Bartolini was a Shklar Research Fellow at Harvard University.

Prof. Bartolini  is the author of the monograph “Know thyself. Neoplatonic sources in the works of H.S. Skovoroda” (Kyiv, Akademperiodyka, 2017), «Nello stretto triangolo della notte…» Jurij Tarnavs’kyj, il gruppo di New York e la poesia della diaspora ucraina negli USA (Rome: Lithos, 2012) and more than thirty articles on religious, literary and linguistic aspects of Ukrainian culture of the early modern time. Prof. Bartolini received an honorary award for the study of H.S. Skovoroda’s legacy (in Pereyaslav, in 2013) and the Early Slavic Studies Association’s award for the article “Judging a book by its cover. Meditation, Memory, and Invention in Early Modern Ukrainian Title Pages” (Canadian Slavonic Papers, 59, 2017, pp. 21-55). Maria Gracia is a member of the Steering Committee of the Italian Association of Ukrainian Studies.




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