A workshop with the title 'Gloria Anzaldua’s Poetics: An Example of Chicana/o Studies' will be offered on Friday March 1st, 2019, by Dr. Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević (Associate Professor, University of Crne Gore, Montenegro).
This workshop is going to take place at Room 107 (New Philosophy Building, AUTh; 1st Floor) between 18:30-20:30.
Language of the workshop: English.
**A certificate of attendance will be provided**
The places available for this workshop are limited. So if you're interested in attending, please forward your emails to: email@example.com.
This event is organized by the School of English Book Club 'Transparent Windows.' For more information about our group please click on the following link: http://www.enl.auth.gr/trans_windows_en.html.
Event Coordinator: Dr. Tatiani Rapatzikou (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In this workshop, I will focus on one of the most important representatives of Chicana/o studies, Goria Anzaldua (1942-2004) and her most famous work Borderlands/La Frontera (1987). I will introduce her biography and then mention some of the most important aspects of her work. I will then distribute some excerpts from her Borderlands, and we will discuss the key themes and motifs that are perceptible in this work. I will ask the participants to compare her poems and ideas with other works written by Anglo-American authors belonging to different generations.
Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević lectures in American Literature, teaches a special literature course (Feminist literary theory and criticism, American women’s poetry) within the Study Programme for English Language and Literature and teaches English within the Study Programme for History at the University of Montenegro. She is the author of various texts on American and English literature, and she is involved in literary theory and criticism and the translation of texts on literature and literary theory. She has edited and translated many books that have been published in Montenegro, Greece and the United Kingdom. Between September 2013 and November 2015 she was the coordinator of the Study Programme for English Language and Literature at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Montenegro. She is the president of the “Dr Biljana Milatović” Montenegrin Society for American Studies and one of the organizers of an international conference of Anglicists held at the Faculty of Philosophy in Nikšić and organised by the Study Programme for English Language and Literature. She has organized conferences dedicated to women’s writing held at the American Corner in Podgorica and Cetinje. She has initiated many translation projects in cooperation with the Open Cultural Forum in Cetinje, which have resulted in a significant number of publications in the area of American literature. She is the coordinator of several projects being realized in the former Yugoslavia, of which the most significant project of national importance is being financed by the Montenegrin Ministry of Science and Ministry of Education, under the title Modern Literary-Theory Reading: New Insights into Theoretical and Critical Discourse, which was realized over a two-year period (2012–2015). She has had many stays in English and non-English speaking areas (Poland, Germany), carrying out research work in the area of American literature (2002, 2004, 2007, 2009, and 2013, in Cambridge, New York and other cities in the USA). During 2004 she spent time as part of a Melville Society scholarship at the Maritime Institute in New Bedford, Massachusetts.