RESEARCHING UKRAINIAN AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE: TOWARDS A LITERARY HISTORY
Keywords:Sydney, Melbourne, writer, Ukrainian literature, literary association, literary magazine, “Novyi Obrii” (New Horizon), bookstore
The article is devoted to the study of the history of the development of Ukrainian literature in Australia. Analyzing Ukrainian literary life, the author focuses on its diversity. The chronological framework covers the period from the arrival of Ukrainian emigrants in the postwar period to 1991, geographically – Sydney and Melbourne as the most important centers of Ukrainian literary activity, but it is also noted that Ukrainian literature developed in other Australian cities. The article is based on a wide variety of source materials. Special attention is paid not only to the history of literary publications and their authors, but also to the activities of literary and cultural organizations and the role of Ukrainian periodicals in Australia. It is claimed that various organizations and associations were created by the first Ukrainian emigrants in the post-war period, which contributed to the development of the Ukrainian literary world.