Post-Yugoslav Constellations: Archive, Memory, and Trauma in Contemporary Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian Literature and Culture

Post-Yugoslav Constellations: Archive, Memory, and Trauma in Contemporary Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian Literature and Culture


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783110439434
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 01/15/2016
Series: Media and Cultural Memory / Medien und kulturelle Erinnerung Series , #22
Pages: 319
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Vladislav Beronja, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA; Stijn Vervaet, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements v

Introduction Vlad Beronja Stijn Vervaet 1

Part 1 Entangled Legacies of Extreme Violence: Traumatic Memories in the Aftermath of the Yugoslav Successor Wars

"Read and Remember": Ozren Kebo's Sarajevo for Beginners as Ironic Guidebook and Narrative Memorial Antje Postema 23

Remembering Nowhere: The Homeland-on-the-Move in the Exile Writing of Saša Stanišic and Ismet Prcic Vladimir Biti 45

The Art and Craft of Memory: Re-Memorialization Practices in Post-Socialist Croatia Sanja Potkonjak Tomislav Pletenac 65

The Evidence of Srebrenica: Oliver Frljic's Theater Court in Cowardice Miranda Jakiša 83

Intersecting Memories in Post-Yugoslav Fiction: The Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s through the Lens of the Holocaust Stijn Vervaet 99

Part 2 Reclaiming the Past: Artistic and Literary Representations of Socialist Yugoslavia

What Remains of Mostar?: Archive and Witness In Marsela Sunjlc's Goodnight, City Ajla Demiragíc 129

Post-Socialism Remembers the Revolution: The Comedy of It Tatjana Jukic 149

Yugoslavia in Post-Yugoslav Artistic Practices: Or, Art as Nikola Dedic 169

Part 3 Reconfiguring the Post-Yugoslav Present: Towards New Forms of Community and Identity

Garbage Heap, Storehouse, Encyclopedia: Metaphors for a Post-Yugoslav Cultural Memory Guido Snel 193

Small Town as the Scene of a Memory Encounter: Portraits and Commemorations of Radomir Konstantinovic Vladimir Zoric 209

Recollecting an Alternative Modernity: Aleksandar Zograf's Flea Market Archaeologies Vlad Beronja 237

A Public Language of Grief: Art, Poetry, and Transitional Justice in Post-Conflict Bosnia Damir Arsenijevic Jasmina Husanovic Sari Wastell 259

Digital Afterlife: Ex-Yugoslav Pop Culture Icons and Social Media Martin Pogacar 279

Notes on Contributors 301

List of Illustrations 307

Index of Names 311

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