|2014-2015||6-month Endeavour Research Fellowship, School of Humanities, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia|
|2011||Assistant Professor, English Dept, University of Zagreb|
|2008-2011||Assistant Lecturer, English Dept, University of Zagreb|
|2008||PhD (Magical Realism and the Contemporary Aboriginal Novel), University of Zagreb|
|2006-2007||one year doctoral research grant (Endeavour-Australia Europe Award) at the Australia Research Institute, University of Curtin, Perth, WA, Australia|
|2005||MA (Literature of Australian Aborigines: From Oral to Postcolonial Discourse), University of Zagreb|
|2002||5-month research grant at the Department of English, Faculty of Arts, University of Bergen, Norway|
|2001||3-week course “Text and Context: Literature in 20th Century Britain”, Scottish Universities’ International Summer School, University of Edinburgh, UK|
|2000-2008||Assistant, English Dept, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb|
|1998||BA in English and French language and literature, University of Zagreb|
|1994-2000||English and French translator/interpreter|
Postcolonial theory; theory of the fantastic; Australian literature and film; Indigenous writing (Australia and Canada); literary and cinematic fantasy; contemporary British fiction; humour studies; cli-fi
Introduction in English Literature
The Trans/national in Contemporary Australian Literature and Film
Alternative Worlds in Contemporary British Fiction
A Historical Survey of the Fantastic in British Literature
Narrative DissemiNation of the Land of Oz
Marginal Cultures and Cultural Margins: Text and Image of Indigenous Australia and Canada
– April 2017, English Dept., University of Zadar, “Of Brothels and Colonies and Dumb Deals : Australia’ s Migration Policy as a Precursor to Trump’ s Wall and Executive (Dis)Orders”
– Oct 2014, University of Hiroshima, Japan, lecture title: “Australia’s Almost HIdden History: The Maralinga Nuclear Testing Program on the Homelands of the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara Aboriginal People, and the Fallout”, with Dr. Christine Nicholls (Flinders University)
– April 2012, Department of English, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer, Osijek; lecture titles: “Of Fences and Fencing in Doris Pilkington’s Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence“ and „The Queen and the Pauper: Colonial History of Australia“
– Sept 2010, Department of English and American Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic; course “Subversion from Down Under: Australian Literature and the Fantastic”
– Feb 2009, Department of English, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo and the Department of English Language and Literature, University Džemal Bijedić, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina; lecture titles “Grave New World: The Early History of North America and Australia” with Prof. Mark Metzler Sawin (Eastern Mennonite University) and “Les Murray’s Poetic History of Australia”
European Association for Studies of Australia (EASA); International Australian Studies Association (InASA); Australasian Humour Studies Network (AHNS); Croatian-Canadian Academic Society (HKAD); Central European Association for Canadian Studies (CEASC); Croatian Association for American Studies (HUAmS)
Editor-in-chief of English issues of Umjetnost rijeci
Futuristic Worlds in Australian Aboriginal Fiction, Oxford: Peter Lang, ISBN 978-1-78707-200-8, 2017, 271 pp.
Razvoj književne proze australskih Aboridžina: od nevidljive do postkolonijalne priče (Development of Australian Aboriginal Fiction. From an indivisible to a postcolonial yarn) Zagreb: Biblioteka književna smotra, ISBN 988-953-296-036-5, 2011, 396 pp.
Other Contact Zones, NT21C, Volume 7, Jason Ensor, Iva Polak and Peter Van Der Merwe (eds), Australia Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Network Books, ISBN: 9781920845414, ISSN: 1834-0890, Perth, 2007, 269 pp.
Selected refereed articles published in English:
– “The Last Lemurian: A Late 19th-century Fairy Tale in the Australian Outback”, The Fantastic of the Fin de Siecle. Ur. Irena Grubica i Zdeněk Beran, Cambridge Scholars Publishing: New castle upon Tyne, 2016: 223-242.
“A Most Peculiar Act by Marie Munkara“. Transnational Literature, Vol. 7, No. 2, May, 2015, ISSN 1836-4845.
“Indigenous Australian Image and Text: Mad Bastards ‘write life in every stroke'”. Facing the Crises: Anglophone Literature in the Postmodern World. Ed. Ljubica Matek and Jasna Poljak Rehlicki, Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Tyne, 2014: 30-48.
– “Indigenous Australian Texts in European English Departments: A fence, a bridge and a country as an answer to the debate over multiculturalism.” ELOPE. Vol. 10, Fall, 2013: 69-81.
– “Yulyurlu: Lorna Fencer Napurrurla: A Review.” Journal of the European Association for Studies of Australia (JEASA), Vol. 4, No. 1, 2013: 193-196.
– “The One about Coyote going West: mimesis and ethics in multicultural landscapes of Canada and Australia“, Brno Studies in English, Vol. 37, No. 1, ed. Jan Chovanec, Brno: Masaryk University Brno, 2011: 173-190.
– “Afterword“, Croatian Folktales, adapted and selected for this edition by Sanja Lovrenčić, Leykam International: Zagreb, 2011: 100-103.
– “Development of Australian Aboriginal Drama. The journey towards kullark (home)”, Studia Romanica et Anglica Zagrabiensia, Vol. LIV, 2009: 241-276.
– “Australian Aboriginal Identity: Being and/or Becoming”, Studia Romanica et Anglica Zagrabiensia, Vol. LIII, 2008: 153-169.
– “Postcolonial Imagination and Postcolonial Theory: Indigenous Canadian and Australian Literature Fighting for (Postcolonial) Space”, Theory and Practice in English Studies 4 Proceedings from the 8th Conference of British, American and Canadian Studies, ed. Jan Chovanec, Brno: Masaryk University, 2005: 135-142.