Academic Profile

Svitlana Kobets



Visiting Fellow, PIMS, University of Toronto, 2017-2018

Literature and Humanities Instructor, Continuing Education, St. Michael's College at the Uiversity of Toronto 2007-2017

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:

  • Holy Foolishness (iurodstvo) in Byzantine and Russian literature and culture
  • Comparative Religion 
  • Russian Literature 
  • Ukrainian Literature 
  • Comparative Literature
  • Film 
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