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Vladimir Zoric

Associate Professor in Russian and Slavonic Studies, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

I graduated with BA in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory from the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade (2001). I received my MA (2003) and PhD (2006) degrees from the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, University of Nottingham. My lectureship in Slavonic Studies at this department started in 2007 and I have been teaching modules in Serbian and Croatian Studies (literature, cinema and visual arts) and literary theory.

Expertise Summary

Southeast European Studies (former Yugoslavia)

Comparative literature

Literary theory

Memory Studies

Teaching Summary

R81108 The Clash of Empires: Introduction to Balkan Cultural Identities R82083 Serbian and Croatian Literature in the 19th Century R82084 Serbian and Croatian Literature in the 20th… read more

Research Summary

I participate in a joint research project that uses critical discourse analysis to explore the gradual build-up and structure of violent verbal/visual imagery in political and media discourse as a… read more

Recent Publications

  • ZORIC, VLADIMIR, 2016. Small Town as the Scene of a Memory Encounter: Portraits and Commemorations of Radomir Konstantinovic. In: Post-Yugoslav Constellations: Archive, Memory, and Trauma in Contemporary Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian Literature and Culture 22. De Gruyter. 209-235
  • ZORIC, VLADIMIR, 2016. Eskapizam i simbioza: Magrisov habzburski mit i Konstantinoviceva palanka. In: Komparativna knjizevnost: teorija, tumacenja, perpektive / Comparative Literature: Theory, Intepretation, Perspectives Filoloski fakultet Univerziteta u Beogradu. 143-159
  • ZORIC, VLADIMIR, 2016. A Wandering Bullet: Staging the Sarajevo Assassination Transcultural Studies. 11(2), 183-196
  • ZORIC, VLADIMIR, 2016. The Rhetoric of Exile: Duress and the Imagining of Force Legenda.
  • R81108 The Clash of Empires: Introduction to Balkan Cultural Identities
  • R82083 Serbian and Croatian Literature in the 19th Century
  • R82084 Serbian and Croatian Literature in the 20th Century
  • R83085 Serbian and Croatian Cinema: Selected Works

Current Research

I participate in a joint research project that uses critical discourse analysis to explore the gradual build-up and structure of violent verbal/visual imagery in political and media discourse as a rhetorical prelude to the wars in the former Yugoslavia. At the same time, I am preparing a draft for a monograph Literature beyond Exilium based on my PhD thesis, and working on spin-off articles about legal, literary and cinematic representations of banishment.

Past Research

In my MA thesis 'Transformation and Transference of Legend in Short Stories by Danilo Kiš', I explored how the legendary narratives in literary texts reflect the underlying tensions between the poetical and ethical concerns of the Yugoslav writer Danilo Kiš. The thesis was subsequently published as a monograph Kis, legenda i prica (Belgrade: Narodna knjiga 2005). In my PhD thesis 'Literature beyond Exilium: Inscriptions of Enforced Displacement' I undertook an interdisciplinary and comparative enquiry into the rhetoric nature of the concept of exile and its reverberations in the autobiographic works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Vladimir Nabokov, Milos Crnjanski and Danilo Kiš.

Future Research

In the next phase of my research I intend to pursue the same methodological approach and transfer it to the field of an analogous social practice, internal displacement, especially as it was utilised by the authoritarian regimes of East and South-East Europe. I will examine and compare a series of literary texts from Balkan and Russian literature which reflect an elaborate system of social and political punishments by means of spatial distance. They range from home imprisonment to castigatory removal from urban into rural areas, to penitentiary colonies in previously uninhabited regions. The main goal is to test the possibility of a pervasive rhetorical code, or set of codes, which informs the discourses of and/or about displaced persons in both external exile and internal displacement.

  • ZORIC, VLADIMIR, 2016. Small Town as the Scene of a Memory Encounter: Portraits and Commemorations of Radomir Konstantinovic. In: Post-Yugoslav Constellations: Archive, Memory, and Trauma in Contemporary Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian Literature and Culture 22. De Gruyter. 209-235
  • ZORIC, VLADIMIR, 2016. Eskapizam i simbioza: Magrisov habzburski mit i Konstantinoviceva palanka. In: Komparativna knjizevnost: teorija, tumacenja, perpektive / Comparative Literature: Theory, Intepretation, Perspectives Filoloski fakultet Univerziteta u Beogradu. 143-159
  • ZORIC, VLADIMIR, 2016. A Wandering Bullet: Staging the Sarajevo Assassination Transcultural Studies. 11(2), 183-196
  • ZORIC, VLADIMIR, 2016. The Rhetoric of Exile: Duress and the Imagining of Force Legenda.
  • ZORIC, V., 2015. The Mirror and the Map: Central Europe in Late Prose of Danilo Kiš Knjizevna istorija. 46(153), 505-524
  • ZORIC, V., 2013. Discordia concors: Central Europe in the post-Yugoslav discourses. In: GORUP, R.J., ed., After Yugoslavia: the cultural spaces of a vanished land Stanford University Press. 88-114
  • VLADIMIR ZORIC, 2013. Body-Language Freaks and Conjoined Twins: Aleksandar Hemon’s Poetics of Error. In: JULIANE PRADE, ed., (M)other Tongues: Literary Reflexions on a Difficult Distinction Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 78-97
  • ZORIC, V., 2010. Radiating nests: metalingual tropes in poetry of exile Comparative Literature. 62(3), 201-227
  • ĐURIĆ, I. and ZORIĆ, V., 2009. Foreclosing the other, building the war : a comparative analysis of Croatian and Serbian press discourses during the conflict in Croatia. In: KOLSTØ, P., ed., Media discourse and Yugoslav conflicts: representations of self and other Ashgate. 61-82
  • ZORIC, V., 2009. Calling on the Edge of Time: History in Serbian Prose and Oral Tradition Serbian Studies. 23(1), 52-60
  • ZORIC, V., 2008. The furies of Orestes: constructing persecutory agency in narratives of exile Comparative Critical Studies. 5(2-3), 179-192
  • ZORIC, V., 2005. Kiš, legenda i priča: preoblikovanje i prenošenje predanja u "Grobnici za Borisa Davidoviča" i "Enciklopediji mrtvih" Beograd: Narodna knjiga/Alfa.
  • ZORIĆ, V., 2005. Poetics of legend: the paradigmatic approach to legend in Danilo Kiš's A tomb for Boris Davidovich Modern Language Review. 100(1), 161-184
  • ZORIĆ, V., 2005. The Uprooted Families: The Early Exilic Years of Nabokov and Kis. In: PREDRAG PALAVESTRA, ed., Spomenica Danila Kisa Beograd: Srpska akademija nauka i umetnosti. 363-385
  • VLADIMIR ZORIC, 2005. Problem prostorne forme u književnoj teoriji. In: ADRIJANA MARCETIC, TANJA POPOVIC, ed., Proučavanje opšte književnosti danas: Zbornik radova povodom pedesetogodišnjice obnavljanja Katedre za opštu književnost i teoriju književnosti Beograd: Filoloski fakultet. 259-269
  • VLADIMIR ZORIC, 2005. Retorika arhetipa u Grobnici za Borisa Davidoviča Književnost. 114(1), 124-138
  • ZORIĆ, V., 2004. A Graveyard Rebellion: Miracle and Gnosis in Enciklopedija mrtvih Književna istorija. 36(122/123), 59-87
  • ZORIĆ, V., 2004. Lažni dokument, legenda bona fide Zbornik Matice srpske za knjizevnost i jezik. 52(2), 387-411
  • VLADIMIR ZORIC, 2003. Populus in fabula: narod kao svedok legendarnih događaja u trima pričama iz Enciklopedije mrtvih Povelja. 2003(3), 121-134

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