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Nikola Petkovic, "Modes of Marketing the Past in Yugoslavia"

Monday, October 13, 2014
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Storrs Campus
Oak Hall 236

Admission is FREE

Nikola Petkovic ( PhD 1996, University of Texas at Austin) is a scholar, poet, and novelist who teaches at the University of Rijeka (Croatia) where he serves as the Chair of European Studies at the Cultural Studies Department. Professor Petkovic currently heads a research project analyzing the inter-dynamics between identities and borders/borderland cultures. Together with Professor Akeel Bilgrami (Columbia University), Petkovic directs the course entitled Secularism, Liberalism, Identity annually held at the Interuniversity Center, Dubrovnik, Croatia. In addition to publishing several scholarly works in English, Croatian, and Italian, including A Central Europe of Our Own: Postmodernism, Postcolonialism, Postcommunism and The Absence of Authenticity (Central European Library, Dibido Publishers, 2009) and Srednja Europa: mit, zbilja, utopija. A Central Europe of Our Own: Postmodernism, Postcolonialism, Postcommunism and The Absence of Authenticity (Adamic, Rijeka, 2003), his poetry and fiction have been published internationally. He is currently the president of the Croatian Writers Society.

Lecture to be followed by a short poetry reading.

Sponsored by Department of English, Human Rights Institute, UConn Humanities Institute, Department of Literatures, Cultures & Languages

Contact:

Lyndsay Nalbandian, lyndsay.nalbandian@uconn.edu

Human Rights Institute (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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