Stanislava Barać was born in Zrenjanin, Serbia in 1977. She graduated from the Department of Serbian and Comparative Literature, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, where she also obtained her master’s degree (thesis: Avant-Garde Tendencies in Misao Journal while Edited by Ranko Mladenović 1922–1923, published as a monograph Avangardna Misao (Avant-Garde Thought), 2008) and defended her doctoral dissertation Genre of the Female Portrait in Serbian Periodicals in 1920s and 1930s, which was published as a book The Feminist Counterpublic: the Female Portrait Genre in Serbian Periodicals from 1920 to 1941. She has participated in numerous Serbian, regional and international conferences and published around thirty studies in scientific journals and conference proceedings. Since 2004, she has been working at the Institute for Literature and Arts on a project specialized in studying (literary) periodicals. Her spheres of interest include the work of Ivo Andrić, avant-garde and women’s literature and activism during the interwar period and women’s journals in Serbian.
Uglješa Belić was born in 1968 in Novi Sad. He graduated from the Gymnasium of Karlovci in Sremski Karlovci, class: Classical Philology. He obtained his undergraduate degree at the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad (1990-1995). Upon finishing university, he was elected as a teaching assistant at the History Department of the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad, on the course Ancient History, where he received his magister’s degree and worked until 2001. After that, he was the province secretary assistant for science and technological development until 2005, the director of the Museum of Vojvodina, as well as the science advisor at the Vojvodina Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Marija Bulatović (Kraljevo, 1990) graduated from the Department of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade. MA thesis: The Dialectics of Violence in Racinian Tragic Universe. Since 2014, Marija Bulatović has been a PhD student of the Literature module at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade. In the academic years 2013/2014 and 2014/2015, she was awarded the Scholarship for Young Talents provided by the Serbian Ministry of Youth and Sports. She has received a high honors award of recognition from the Faculty of Philology for the exceptional success during her undergraduate studies. She writes criticism for the journal Sveske. She speaks English, French and Spanish. Research interests: art theory, Serbian literature in the European context, French literature and French contemporary literary theory.
Dragana Grujić is as an assistant professor at the Department of Library Science and Information Science, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade. Since 2016, she has been the editor-in-chief of the journal for the theory and practice of library science – Bibliotekar (Librarian), published by the Serbian Library Association. She is a member of the Board of Susreti bibliografa u spomen na dr Georgija Mihailovića (Meetings of Bibliographers in Memory of Georgije Mihailović) and a member of the manuscript department and editorial staff of the Bibliography of Matica srpska. She teaches on seminars for the professional training of teachers and librarians; she also holds lectures on gatherings accredited by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development. She has participated in several international conferences in the country and abroad. She is a member of the project Knjiženstvo, Theory and History of Women’s Writing in Serbian until 1915.
Biljana Dojčinović, PhD, is the Head of the Department of Comparative Literature and Theory of Literature, Faculty of Philology, Belgrade University in Serbia. She was one of the founders of the Women’s Studies Center in Belgrade, as well as the Indoc Center in the Association for Women’s Initiative. Between 2002 and 2008, she was editor-in-chief of Genero, a Serbian journal of feminist theory. She has been a member of the Management Committee of the COST (European Cooperation in the field of Science and Technical Research) Action IS 0901 “Women Writers in History: Toward a New Understanding of European Literary Culture” since 2009 and a member of its core group (www.costwwih.net) since 2011. She is the director of the national project Кnjiženstvo – Theory and History of Women’s Writing in Serbian until 1915 (www.knjizenstvo.rs) and editor-in-chief of Knjiženstvo, A Journal in Literature, Gender and Culture (www.knjizenstvo.rs/magazine.php). She has also been a member of John Updike Society since its founding, one of the editors of John Updike Review since 2010, and one of the JUS directors since 2015. She has published seven academic books.
Marijana Dujović (1989, Belgrade) works as an independent researcher – musicologist in the area of national music history. She obtained her undergraduate and master’s degrees at the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade. She has written several musicology studies, which have been published in domestic and foreign magazines and conference proceedings; she also wrote the book Stanislav Binički and His Work, 2017. She is an associate on the project Velikanima u pohode (Visiting the Greats) by the NADA foundation. She is also the author of the exhibit Moja mala bibliografija (My Little Bibliography), 2016, and the co-author of the exhibit Srpska Afrikijada 1916-1919 (Serbian Africiade 1916-1919), 2017.
Gordana Đoković is an assistant professor at the Department for Library Science and Information Science, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, where she graduated and completed the Master studies. She defended her PhD thesis entitled Public Libraries and Lifelong Learning at the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade in 2014. From 2002 until 2010, she worked in the National Library of Serbia, as a cataloguer and classifier at the Department for Monographic Publications. She lectures also at seminars for school librarians, accredited by the Institute for Advancement of Education of the Republic of Serbia and has been a member of the Board of the Manuscript Department and Lexicography Department at Matica Srpska; a member of the Commission for the professional exam at the National Library of Serbia; an examiner for the subject of the Fundamentals of Library Science. Đoković is a member of the project Knjiženstvo, Theory and History of Women's Writing in Serbian until 1915.
Milica Đuričić Gnjatović was born in 1988 in Belgrade. She graduated from the Department of Iberian Studies at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade in 2011, where she completed her master's studies in 2012. In June 2017, she defended her doctoral dissertation at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade – “Critical Approach to Contents of Textbooks for Spanish as a Foreign Language in Serbia from the Gender Perspective.” During her undergraduate and master studies, she was a scholarship holder of the Ministry of Education, as well as the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Young Talent Fund of the Republic of Serbia - 1000 best students of Serbia. From April 2013 to April 2017, she was a scholar of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development and participated in the project Knjiženstvo – Theory and History of Women's Writing in Serbian until 1915. From 2012 to 2015, she worked as a teaching assistant at the Department of Iberian Studies at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade. She has participated in numerous seminars for teachers of Spanish as a foreign language both in Serbia and Spain. She has presented her papers at several scientific conferences and gatherings in the country. Up to this moment, she has published twenty papers in national and foreign scientific journals and collections both independently and in co-authorship.
Marina Hughson (former Blagojević), PhD, is a research professor at the Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research (IKSI) in Belgrade. She is a sociologist, social demographer, as well as gender scholar and gender expert. Hughson has been a professor at the University of Belgrade, as well as a visiting professor in USA, Germany, Hungary, and Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Austria. As an expert, Hughson was hired by UNDP, IFAD, USAID, UNIFEM, UNWOMEN and different governments in the region of the Balkans and Eastern Europe. Her most recent books are: Gender Barometer: Development and Everyday Life, (UN Women Serbia, 2013); Knowledge Production at the Semi-Periphery: A Gender Perspective (IKSI, 2009); Women and Men in Serbia: What do the Numbers Tell us? (UN Women, 2012); Transnational Men: Beyond, Between and Within the Nations (co/ed. with J.Hearn and K. Harrison, Routledge, 2013) and The Semi-Periphery and Gender: The Rebellion of the Context (IKSI, 2015), Men in Serbia: The Other Side of Gender In/equality (IKSI, 2017), The Unsustainable Institutions of Men: Gender Power and the Contradictions of Transnational Dispersed Centres (Edited by Jeff Hearn, Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila, and Marina Blagojević, Routledge, 2018).
Željka Janković is a teaching assistant and PhD student at the Department of Romance Languages at the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, where she teaches French Literature of the 17th and the 18th century. She graduated from the same Department (2011) and defended her master’s thesis in 2012. She has received over twenty awards and recognitions in the area of language and literature which also lead to various specializations abroad (France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, China, Romania). She is the author of twelve papers in Serbian and international journals and proceedings and one bilingual monograph. The main focus of her work is on stylistics, comparative literature, classical and contemporary French literature, gender studies, and Serbian-French literary and cultural liaisons. Since 2013, she has been a member of the project Knjiženstvo – Theory and History of Women’s Writing in Serbian until 1915. http://www.fil.bg.ac.rs/lang/sr/katedre/romanistika/francuski-jezik/zaposleni/zeljka-jankovic/
Jasmina Katinski graduated from the Department of Serbian Literature at the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade. Since April 2012, she has worked at the Institute for Literature and Arts, on the project Srpsko usmeno stvaralaštvo u interkulturalnom kodu (Serbian Oral Literature in Intercultural Code) as a researcher assistant. She is currently attending doctoral studies and preparing her thesis, under the title Etički kodeks i žanr usmenog predanja (Ethical Code and Oral Tradition Genre).
Magdalena Koch is a professor at the Adam Mickievicz University in Ponzan (Poland), where she teaches Serbian, Croatian and Bosnian literature at the Institute for Slavic Philology. She also used to work at the University of Wroclaw. She published The Journey through Space and Time. The Prose of Isidora Sekulić (Wroclaw, 2000) and When We Mature as a Culture. Early 20th-Century Serbian Women's Writing (canon-genre-gender) (the Polish edition – Wroclaw 2007; the Serbian extended edition – Belgrade 2012). She is the co-author of the book Milena Pavlović Barili EX POST (Belgrade 2009, chapter: Searching for Milena Pavlović Barili in Serbian Literature). From 2010 to 2013, she participated in the COST action program Women Writers in History: Toward a New Understanding of European Literary Culture. She is a member of the project Knjiženstvo, Theory and History of Women’s Writing in Serbian until 1915 (2011-2017). Her field of interest encompasses gender studies, feminist criticism, postcolonial theory, Serbian and Croatian contemporary drama, theory and practice of the Serbian feminist essay.
Ana Kolarić is an assistant professor at the Department of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade. She graduated from the Department of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory and obtained her joint master degree in Women’s and Gender Studies in Europe from the Department of Gender Studies, Central European University, Budapest, and the General Graduate Gender Programme, Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University. In 2015, she defended her PhD dissertation – “Gender, Literature, and Modernity in Periodicals from the Early 20th Century: Žena/The Woman (1911-1914) and The Freewoman (1911-1912)“ at the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade. Since 2011, she has been working on the research project Кnjiženstvo – Theory and History of Women’s Writing in Serbian until 1915. Together with Prof. Biljana Dojčinović, she teaches a doctoral course in feminist press from the 90s and 2000s in the former Yugoslavia and Serbia; this course is supported by the PATTERNS Lectures (initiated and implemented by the WUS Austria and ERSTE Foundation). Her research interests encompass studies of literature, gender and culture. She publishes regularly in journals Knjiženstvo and Reč (The Word).
Višnja Krstić (1991) is a PhD student at the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade. She holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Warwick as well as an MA and a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Belgrade. She has presented at multiple international conferences, including those organized by: the American Comparative Literature Association (Harvard University; Utrecht University), the International Comparative Literature Association (University of Vienna), the European Network for Comparative Literary Studies (University of Helsinki), the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (University of Cambridge), the Modern Language Association (New York). She has attended Harvard University’s Institute for World Literature as well as the University of East Anglia’s International Literary Translation and Creative Writing Summer School. She has been awarded scholarships from Harvard University’s Institute for World Literature, the British Comparative Literature Association, the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies, Fund for Young Talents Dositeja, the Serbian Ministry of Youth and Sports. As a young researcher, she is involved in the project of the Serbian Ministry of Education Кnjiženstvo – Theory and History of Women's Writing in Serbian until 1915. She is also the author of a review in Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation Review. Research interests: translation, multilingualism, feminism.
Jelena Lalatović (1994, Belgrade) is a women’s rights activist and a feminist literary critic. She graduated from the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade at the Department of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, having defended her master thesis entitled Women’s Side of War: Memory and Poetics in the Novel Ravnoteža and Journal ProFemina Written and Edited by Svetlana Slapšak. She is currently in the first semester of PhD program at the Faculty. She published a paper on Elena Ferrante’s novels named “Neapolitan Novels under the Magnifying Glass of Feminist Narratology“ in Genero: Journal of Feminist Theory and Cultural Studies. She is a member of the editorial board of Bookvica − the Portal of Rebelled Readings, where she has published literary critiques. She has been publishing articles in periodicals Danas, Reč, Liceulice, as well as on portals Mašina, Bilten, Muf, Peščanik, Libela.
Mirjana Marinković is an associate professor of the Turkish language and literature at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade. She teaches Turkish Literature, History of the Ottoman Empire and Cultural History of the Turks. She obtained her MA degree in the field of national history at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade in 1996 and her PhD degree at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade in 2002. Her work encompasses the history of the Ottoman Empire, the history of the Serbian people under the Turkish rule, cultural history of the Turks, classical and contemporary Turkish literature. She has published six monographs - Шта је писао књаз Милош турском цару и везирима, (What Did Duke Miloš Write to the Turkish Emperor and Viziers, 1996), Турска канцеларија кнеза Милоша Обреновића (1815-1839) (The Turkish Office of Duke Miloš Obrenović (1815-1839), 1999), Преглед турско-српских књижевних веза 1965-2000 (An Overview of Turkish-Serbian Literary Ties, 2008), Турци са стране кнезу Милошу (Turks on the Side of Duke Miloš, 2009), Стара турска књижевност (Old Turkish Literature, 2012), Nova turska književnost (New Turkish Literature, 2017). She works as a researcher in the project Europe and Serbs (1804-1918): Stimuli and Temptations of European Modernity (No: 177031) that is being carried out at Historical Institute in Belgrade.
Jasmina Milanović was born in Pančevo in 1963. She graduated from the History Department of the Faculty of Philosophy in 1987. She has worked at the publishing house “Književne novine,” at the Philological High School, at Zavod za udžbenike in Belgrade. She obtained her magister’s degree in June 2006, and her PhD in 2011 at the History Department of the Faculty of Philosophy. She became a senior research associate in 2016. Since 2013, she has been working at the Institute for Contemporary History on the project Conflicts and Crises: Cooperation and Development in Serbia and the Region in the 19th and 20th Century. Her field of work includes the history of medicine and women’s societies in Serbia at the end of the 19th century and in the first half of the 20th century. She has published five monographs and several studies and articles published in Serbian and foreign conference proceedings and journals. Since 2015, she has been a member of the Serbian Doctor’s Society. She is one of the founders of the “Jelena Dimitrijević” Society, founded in Belgrade in April 2016. Since 2016, she has been a member of the editorial board of the journal Srpske studije (Serbian Studies). She was elected a member of the Board of the Lexicographic Department of Matica Srpska that same year.
Jelena Milinković (Belgrade, 1981) graduated from the Department of Serbian Literature and Language with Comparative Literature of the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade. She defended her doctoral thesis at the same faculty – Ženska književnost u časopisu Misao 1919-1937 (Women’s Writing in the Journal Misao 1919-1937). She is the co-author of the book Twenty Women Who Marked the 20th Century in Serbia (Belgrade, NIN 2013). She is one of the editors of the proceedings New Reality from the Room of One’s Own, the Literary Work of Milica Janković. She is a member of the editorial board of Knjiženstvo, Journal for Studies in Literature, Gender and Culture. She is the coordinator and one of the authors of the Knjiženstvo database (http://knjizenstvo.etf.bg.ac.rs/sr). She works as a research associate at the Institute for Literature and Arts in Belgrade on the project The Role of Serbian Periodicals in Forming Literary, Cultural and National Patterns (http://periodika.ikum.org.rs/).
Marina Milošević graduated from the Department of Library Science and Information Science at the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade, where she also completed her master studies. She enrolled at the PhD studies at the Faculty of Philology in 2017. She has worked at the Department for Library Science and Information Science as a demonstrator for the scientific field Librarianship, subject Librarianship.
Milunika Mitrović was born in 1950 in Seča Reka, western Serbia. She graduated from the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade in 1975, at the Department for Yugoslav Literature and Serbo-Croatian Language. She founded the legacy of the painter Liza Marić Križanić. In her essays and other texts, she deals with the life and work of this unjustly neglected painter. She published poetry collections Biography of the Soul (1996), The Love of an Old Christian (1997), The Touch of a Secret (1999), Unconquered (2004), The Write-Off (2007), Deciduous and Others (2010), A Winter Letter (2015); a drama dedicated to Liza Marić Križanić Wild Flowers in a White Pitcher (2004), a collection of stories Writings in the Wind (2012), sentences and haiku Along the Way (2005). She publishes poetry, literary criticism and prose in current literary periodicals.
Žarka Svirčev graduated from the Department of Serbian Literature and Language at the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad, where she also defended her master’s thesis. She completed her doctoral studies at the Faculty of Philology in Belgrade with the thesis Vinaver’s Contribution to Comparative Literature. Her research interests include Serbian/Yugoslav literature of the 20th century, with the focus on the gynocritical approach and feminist theoretical base; she also studies different aspects of the work of Stanislav Vinaver. She is a member of the organizational board of Vinaver’s Days of European Culture, a yearly scientific meeting held in Šabac. She has published literary criticism and essays in Serbian and foreign periodicals and thematic proceedings. She teaches Serbian Language and Literature in the School of Economics in Bečej; she is also an external associate on the project The Role of Serbian Periodicals in Forming Literary, Cultural and National Patterns. She published a book Ah, That Identity! A Deconstruction of Gender Stereotypes in the Works of Dubravka Ugrešić (2010) and Vinaver’s Literary Republic (2017).