Serbian Studies

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 1, Spring

Aleksandra Mokranjac. Illusionism
Aleksandra Mokranjac. Illusionism. Belgrade: SKZ, 2010, 315 pages. When Aleksandra Mokranjac, the author of Illusionism, decided to study architecture, it was as if she had decided to devote herself to architecture both as a science and an art--a...
Byron and Andric in Sintra: Searching for a Moment of Fervor and Forgetfulness
Oh! let that eye, which, wild as the gazelle's, Now brightly bold or beautifully shy, Wins as it wanders, dazzles where it dwells, Glance o'er this page, nor to my verse deny That smile for which my breast might vainly sigh, Could I...
Calling on the Edge of Time: History in Serbian Prose and Oral Tradition
The three texts gathered in this issue of Serbian Studies were initially presented at the ASEEES Convention in Los Angeles, November 2010, at the panel entitled "The Muse of History in Serbian Prose." No proposition is more evident than the one that...
Grozdana Olujic. Glasovi U Vetru
Grozdana Olujic. Glasovi u vetru. Belgrade: Srpska knjizevna zadruga, 2010, 302 pages. Glasovi u vetru (Voices in the Wind), a novel by Grozdana Olujic won the 2010 NIN Award for the best novel of the year, making Olujic the third woman to receive...
Ivo Andric. the Slave Girl and Other Stories about Women
Ivo Andric. The Slave Girl and Other Stories About Women. Edited by Radmila Gorup. Budapest: Central European Press, 2009, 539 pages. The works of the best Serbian prose writer and Nobel Prize winner, Ivo Andric, have been translated into English...
Jelena Milojkovic-Duric. Usponi Srpske Kulture: Knjizevni, Muzicki, I Likovni Zivot 1900-1918
Jelena Milojkovic-Duric. Usponi srpske kulture: Knjizevni, muzicki, i Hkovni zivot 1900-1918. Sremski Karlovci: Izdavacka knjizarnica Zorana Stojanovica, 2008, 238 pages. Jelena Milojkovic-Duric has published several books on the historical and...
Krinka Vidakovic Petrov. Srbi U Americi I Njihova Periodika
Krinka Vidakovic Petrov. Srbi u Americi i njihova periodika. Belgrade: Institut za knjizevnost i umetnost, 2007, 454 pages. Krinka Vidakovic Petrov's Srbi u Americi i njihova periodika, (Serbs in America and their Periodicals) was published recently...
Macedonia between Greek, Bulgarian, Albanian, and Serbian National Aspirations, 1870-1912
During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century Macedonia was one of the most disputed territories and an "apple of discord" on the Balkan Peninsula. All of Macedonia's neighbors and their national states set their...
Mateja Matejic. Down the Stream of the River of Life
Mateja Matejic. Down the Stream of the River of Life. Belgrade: Raska skola, 2007, 197 pages. A leading writer in the Serbian diaspora, Mateja Matejic (1924), has written numerous books of poems, short stories, essays, and theological writings....
Miroslav Michael Dordevic. Founding of the Serbian Unity Congress 1990
Miroslav Michael Dordevic. Founding of the Serbian Unity Congress 1990. Belgrade: Zaduzbina Studenica, 2010, 126 pages. Badly needed, the Serbian Unity Congress was formed in 1990. The constituent assembly took place in Cleveland, Ohio on the 7-9th...
Rereading the Kosovo Epic: Origins of the "Heavenly Serbia" in the Oral Tradition
The relation between history and poetry in Serbian culture is nowhere as strongly and persistently present as in the case of the 1389 Kosovo battle. (1) Over the centuries, this medieval event acquired a mythical aura in the historiography, literary...
Ruzica Popovitch-Krekic (1940-2011): A Tribute
Ruzica Popovitch-Krekic was a native of Sabac, Serbia in former Yugoslavia. Born into one of the city's prominent old families, the traits that so vividly marked her character and personality were indelibly framed and nurtured there. The combination...
Tesla, a Portrait among the Masks: A Fragment of the Novel
Chapter 116: The Honoree Birthday cards with best wishes from Albert Einstein, Lee de Forest, Jack Hammond, and Robert Millikan landed in his room like white doves. "Here's one, and another, and yet another," the maid threw the envelopes on the...
The Khazar Face
Baroque Sources of the Postmodern Novel Even though the first readers of Milorad Pavic's Dictionary of the Khazars put most emphasis on the peculiarity and freshness of its narrative device, a "lexicon-novel" does not constitute an absolute novelty...
The Regional Implications of Kosovo's Policy of Independence
Introduction Both the political and the security future of the Balkans are highly dependent on the situation in the newly created state of Kosovo. After the ethnic Albanian leadership declared unilateral independence in February 2008 without providing...