- Research topic:
- War in the Mirror of Children’s Picturebooks: The Urban Context
- July – September 2023 р.
Associate Professor at the Department of Ukrainian and Foreign Literature at Bohdan Khmelnytsky Melitopol State Pedagogical University. Participant in the projects "Universities-Communities: Strengthening Cooperation" and "Bringing Opportunities and Organizational Success to Small Local Universities in Ukraine" implemented within the Erasmus+ program; "Study and Distinguish: Info-Media Literacy - National Implementation" initiated by the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX). She was a visiting researcher at the University of St. Andrews (UK). She received her PhD in philology in 2010 at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. Her thesis is devoted to the peculiarities of semantics and poetics of Mykhailo Ivchenko's prose works.
She is currently researching the iconotext of children's illustrated books as an indicator of cultural meanings in wartime literature. At the Center for Urban History, she plans to focus on the specifics of the Ukrainian experience of responding to images and narratives of the city, strategies of their (re)interpretation, and retransmission in children's illustrated books about the war published in 2022-2023. The project's thematic focus demonstrates its interdisciplinary nature: on the one hand, urban literary studies imply an approach to theoretical and methodological developments in related fields, such as urban history, cultural geography, etc.; on the other hand, this research brings literary studies and visual studies together.