Dr Alessandro Achilli

Alessandro Achilli is Lecturer in Ukrainian Studies at Monash’s School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics.

His research interests include modern and contemporary Ukrainian poetry, Ukrainian cultural history, Slavic studies, comparative literature and literary theory. In his current research project he traces and analyses neomodernist trends in Ukrainian poetry of the second half of the 20th century.

In 2015 he held a Eugene and Daymel Shklar / Ukrainian Studies Foundation Research Fellowship in Ukrainian Studies at Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University.

He has published several chapters in books and articles in scholarly journals including Zeitschrift für Slawistik, Studi slavistici and the Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies.

He participates in the international research projects “Region, Nation, and Beyond: An Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Reconsideration of Ukraine” (Subproject: Literature. Directors: U. Schmid, St. Gallen and G. G. Grabowicz, Harvard) and “Typologie des Subjekts in der russischen Dichtung der Jahre 1990-2010” (Director: Henrieke Stahl, Trier).

He is co-editor of the online quarterly “Minima ucrainica” (www.minimaucrainica.com) and member of the executive board of the Italian Association for Ukrainian Studies.


Institution: University of Milan
Year awarded: 2015

Institution: University of Milan
Year awarded: 2010