Romanenchuk, Bohdan

Romanenchuk, Bohdan [Романенчук, Богдан; Romanenčuk], b 23 February 1906 in Voskresintsi, Kolomyia county, Galicia, d 9 January 1989 in Philadelphia. Literary scholar and critic. He emigrated to Austria in 1944 and then to the United States. He was a professor of Russian language and literature at Niagara University in 1965–80. Romanenchuk published and edited the literary journal Kyïv (Philadelphia) (1950–61) and was the compiler and editor of the unfinished literary encyclopedia Azbukovnyk: Korotka entsyklopediia ukraïns’koï literatury (A Primer: A Short Encyclopedia of Ukrainian Literature, 2 vols, 1966, 1975). He also edited the bibliographic journal Ukraïns’ka knyha (Philadelphia) (1971–81). His works include Ukraïns’ke pys’menstvo: Stara doba (Ukrainian Writing: The Old Period, 1946), Z zhyttia i tvorchosty Nataliï Kobryns’koï (From the Life and Works of Nataliia Kobrynska, 1951), and Bibliohrafiia vydan’ ukraïns’koï emigratsiinoï literatury, 1945–1970 (A Bibliography of Ukrainian Emigré Literature, 1945–70, 1974).

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]

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