Serbian Studies

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 2, Summer-Fall

Determining and Integrating Kosovo and Metohija: Ethnicity, Religion and Citizenship as Causal Factors
Victor Hugo wrote in timeless testimony of the Serbs, as though speaking of the contemporary plight of the Serbs of Kosovo and Metohija: "They are killing an entire people!" "Where?" "In Europe!" "Is there anyone who can bear witness?" "There is one...
Inspiration and Affirmation of Revolution in Nineteenth-Century Serbian Painting
History painting assumed an unprecedented level of importance in nineteenth- century Serbia. Previously, it was essentially limited to depictions of Serb ruler saints and tied to the traditions of the Orthodox church. (1) The impact of such a dependency...
Kosovo: Minority Rights versus Independence
The issue of minority rights versus independence is of interest today given the fact that many states are confronted with minority issues that in some cases involve armed separatist movements seeking independence. The manner of resolving the Kosovo...
Return to the Story: Post-War Fiction in the Former Yugoslavia
The things happened for the second time and that is memory. In our collective memories it is always the second time around. Isn't it what combats solitude most essenetially? (1) The wars of the 1990s in the former Yugoslavia gave rise to a great...
Serbian Immigration, Settlement, and Ethnicity: A Bibliography of Newspaper Articles, Part 2
This bibliography focuses on newspaper articles published in the English language that deal with various aspects of immigration, settlement, and ethnicity within different Serbian communities located in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada,...
The Cosmic Expanse in "The Look Within" by Rastko Petrovic
When Rastko Petrovic passed away in Washington in 1949, at almost sixty years of age, "without a sound, quietly and peacefully," (1) the last glimmer of an era also faded away, the era during which art in his homeland succeeded in achieving its identity...
The Evolution of Greece's Economic Relations with Its Balkan Neighbors: A Critical Analysis
Despite geographic proximity, Greece's economic relations with its Balkan neighbors have been inconsistent and often erratic. Periods of economic cooperation alternated with spells of conflict, trade barriers, and low levels of transactions. The demise...