Dr Dmytro Yesypenko

Dmytro Yesypenko is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies in Monash University’s School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics.

The area of his research specialization and interests includes issues of textual scholarship and scholarly editing (digital editing as well), literary source studies and book history, Ukrainian historical and literary process of the 19th – early 20th centuries.

On the basis of his PhD (Cand. Sc.) thesis he prepared a monograph Borys Hrinchenko’s Novelettes ”Sered temnoi nochi” and ”Pid Tyhymy Verbamy”: History of Texts and Texts in History (Kyiv, 2015). Dmytro is the author of more than 40 articles in scholarly journals and collections, where he researched the phenomena of Ukrainian historical and literary process, connections and interactions between literature and philosophy, pedagogy and religion, as well as considered well-known and little-known figures of Ukrainian culture (Taras Shevchenko, Borys Hrinchenko, Serhii Yefremov, Mykhailo Kotsiubyns’kyi, Vasyl’ Stefanyk, Volodymyr Semenyna, Mariia Matios, Oksana Zabuzhko and others). Also, he published some unknown literary texts and archival documents.

In years 2012-2017 he participated in a number of research projects (including National and cultural identity in the Slovak and Ukrainian literature of the 19th – early 20th century, The Encyclopedia of Taras Shevchenko, Bilingualism and Multilingualism in a National Project: Ukrainian Writers in the 19th Century).

In 2013-2017 Dmytro was the executive secretary of Shevchenko Studies Department at the Taras Shevchenko Institute of Literature, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

He is a Research Fellow of Taras Shevchenko Institute of Literature.


PhD (Cand Sc.)
Institution: Taras Shevchenko Institute of Literature
Year awarded: 2013

Institution: Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University
Year awarded: 2009