Academic Profile

Svitlana Kobets



Literature and Humanities Instructor, Continuing Education, St. Michael's College at the Uiversity of Toronto

Degree: PhD. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001

Dissertation: Genesis and Development of Holy Foolishness as a Textual Topos in Early Russian Literature.

Lisence in Medieval Studies, PIMS, University of Toronto, 2009

Thesis: The Prophetic Paradigms: the Fool in Christ and the Hebrew Prophet

Major: Slavic Languages and Literatures     Minor: Religious Studies

Research Interests:

  • Russian Literature (especially Fedor Dostoevsky)
  • Holy Foolishness (iurodstvo) in Russian literature and culture
  • Ukrainian Literature (especially Valerii Shevchuk)
  • Comparative Literature
  • Comparative Religion 
  • Film 
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