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“A Sort of Chautauqua”

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Kennan Institute/Harriman Institute Contemporary Ukrainian Literature Series

The Chautauqua is a traveling tent-show that originated in America during the 1800s. These traveling shows featured popular talks intended to edify and entertain, improve the mind and bring culture and enlightenment to the ears and thoughts of the hearer. It is a model that inspires Oleksandr Boichenko, a literary critic, publicist, essayist and translator from Chernivtsi, an emerging center for Ukrainian literature. Boichenko’s Chautauqua at the Wilson Center featured his writings and views on the impact of recent events, from the Maidan to the tenuous ceasefire, on Ukrainian culture.

Interpretation by:
Peter Voitsekhovsky

The Kennan Institute acknowledges the support of The Washington Group.