Critical Theory and Cultural Studies

Comparative Literature and Critical Theory in the Slavic Field

The staff involved in the Slavic Studies research discipline offer a series of literature and critical theory courses through the various special purpose centres of the university, viz the Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, the Drama Studies Centre and the Centre for European Studies. The Slavic Studies research staff also supervise graduates and postgraduates undertaking research in interdisciplinary topics in the area of European literature, culture and critical theory, in particular postmodernism, poststructuralism and postcolonial studies, with special emphasis on the Russian, Ukrainian and Yugoslav cultural spaces. The interdisciplinary research involves such areas as literature and phenomenology, Bakhtin and ethics, Russian post-Soviet literature, Russian/Yugoslav Modernism, Post-Yugoslav and Post-Soviet studies, and psychoanalytic criticism.

Post-Yugoslav Literatures and Cultures

The Slavic Studies research discipline maintains a strong link with the literatures, languages and cultures of the peoples of the former Yugoslavia through the research and teaching interest of staff:

  • Associate Professor Vladiv-Glover, whose monograph on the Lyrical Drama in Slavic Modernism [Lirska drama slovenskog modernizma] was published by “Prosveta”, Belgrade 1997, was followed by her most recent monograph Postmodernism from Kis to the Present [Posmodernizam od Kisa do danas], Prosveta, Belgrade, 2003, 250 pp.
  • Associate Professor Pavlyshyn, whose interest in European Studies touches on the Yugoslav example of post-Communism.

Slovenian Literature and Culture

The research in the Slavic Studies discipline includes the new literature (in English translation and Slovene) of post-communist Slovenia. This is a developing cultural region of the “new Europe” which is already producing some excellent work of relevance to cultural studies in general. For an example, see Andrej Blatnik’s short story. Also, read Andrej Blatnik’s biography.

For further information contact:

Associate Professor Millicent Vladiv-Glover