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Viktoriia Medvied


First Language(s): Ukrainian
Second Language(s): English, Russian


Viktoriia Medvied (she/her) is a PhD student in Creative Writing and Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews. Her research is on writing Ukrainian children's literature after February 2022 and the translation of the unspeakable into language through cognitive metaphor, narrative psychology, fairytale, and bibliotherapy. Other research interests include multilingualism in Ukrainian children's literature, specifically the use of surzhyk, a speech practice mixing Russian and Ukrainian that is underrepresented in young adult prose. Viktoriia is a published author of children's literature in Ukrainian and translates contemporary Ukrainian children's literature into English.


Supported by:

Land Steiermark: Kultur, Europa, Außenbeziehungen
U.S. Embassy Vienna
Stadt Graz