Την Πέμπτη 28 Φεβρουαρίου 2019, στις 2.30 μμ, στο 308 πατάρι, θα μιλήσει η Dr.Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević, στο πλαίσιο των σεμιναρίων 'Problematics of Culture and Theory.' Η ομιλία της θα έχει τίτλο: “Anne Sexton’s Confessional Mappings: The Background and the Influences.”
Η εκδήλωση απευθύνεται στο Προσωπικό, στους προπτυχιακούς και μεταπτυχιακούς φοιτητές/τριες του Τμήματος, καθώς και στο ευρύτερο κοινό.
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Δρ Ε. Μποτονάκη και Δρ Τατιανή Ραπατζίκου
Problematics Seminar Co-ordinators
Anne Sexton’s Confessional Mappings: The Background and the Influences
In this lecture I will focus on Jo Gill’s study titled Anne Sexton’s Confessional Poetics (Florida, University Press of Florida, 2007) in which Gill, a professor at the University of Exeter (Great Britain), writes about this American poet, mapping an innovative critical discourse, which in this particular context is inspired by the work of Foucault and Deborah Nelson. In search of original themes, during the fifties and the sixties, a group of poets, just as Robert Lowell had done, turned to autobiography, or what could pass as autobiography (Sacvan Bercovitch, ed., The Cambridge History of American Literature, Volume 8: Poetry and Criticism, 1940–1995, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1996, p. 126), because at the time of the development of a society in which racism, urban development and the fear of nuclear disaster existed, an intriguing synthesis of subjective and objective immediacy became an appropriate poetic expression (Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors, eds., A New Literary History of America, Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 2012, p. 919.). Apart from Gill’s book, I will mention A New Literary History of America (2012), The Cambridge History of American Literature (1996) and the study of American poetry of the twentieth century written by Richard Gray (1990), in which poets like Wright and Kinnell and other advocates of poetry based on self-examination, are mentioned. I will also focus on Anne Sexton’s attitude towards confessionalism, which Sexton is considered as representing, and on her attitude towards literary creativity in general, at a time which, according to The Cambridge History of American Literature (1996), was characterized by a scepticism. Finally, I will focus on Sexton’s poetry in the context of interpretation of some of her most famous poems.
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.