Assoc. Prof. Jelena Šesnić


CV

2012 Associate Professor
2011-2013 Head, Department of English
2006 Assistant Professor
2005 PhD in Philology (Zagreb University)
2001 MA in Philology (Zagreb University)
1997 BA, English and Comparative Literature (Zagreb University)

Research interests
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature; methodology of American studies; feminist and gender theory; psychoanalytic theory; postcolonial approaches, literary and cultural practices of Anglophone Croatian diaspora

Undergraduate courses
Aspects of American Romanticism; War, Reconstruction, Transformation: Am. Lit. 1860-1914; The Nineteenth-Century American Novel; The American Bildungsroman of the 19th and 20th C.; American Women’s Writing in the 19th Century

Graduate courses
Croatian American Ethnic Literature; Contemporary US Ethnic Literatures; History and Memory in Contemporary American Novel; History and Methodology of American Studies 2

Postgraduate courses
Ethnic, National and Transnational Identities in an Era of Globalization; History and Memory in Contemporary American Novel; American Women’s Writing and Capitalist Modernity

 Miscellaneous
– Member of editoral board of Književna smotra and Borderlands (e-journal of the Association for American Studies in Southeast Europe-AASSEE)
– June 2011 Participant, Forum for Young Researchers, European Science Foundation, National University of Ireland
– 2010 Co-founder, secretary, Croatian Association for American Studies (HUAmS)
– 2009/10 Erasmus guest lecturer, American studies, University of Graz

 Selected bibliography

Books:
Mračne žene. Prikazi ženstva u američkoj književnosti (1820.-1860.). Zagreb: Leykam International, 2010. (Dark Ladies: Figures of Femininity in American Literature, 1820-1860)
From Shadow to Presence: Representations of Ethnicity in Contemporary American Literature. Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, 2007.

Editor:
Siting America/ Sighting Modernity: Essays in Honor of Sonja Bašić. Ed. Jelena Šesnić. Zagreb: FF Press, 2010.

Contributions in essay collections and conference proceedings:
– “Franz Kafka, Paul Auster and the End of the American Century“. Facing the Crises: Anglophone Literature in the Postmodern World. Eds. Ljubica Matek and Jasna Poljak Rehlicki. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. 49-69.
– „Croatian American Literature as a Transculturated Discourse“. East Central Europe in Exile. Volume 2: Transatlantic Identities. Ed. Anna Mazurkiewicz. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. 13-29.
– „Romantičarska estetika i kulturno-nacionalna politika na primjerima iz hrvatskoga i američkoga kanona: ilirski i američki ‘domoroci‘“. Komparativna povijest hrvatske književnosti. Zbornik radova XIV. (Romantizam-ilirizam-preporod) sa znanstvenog skupa održanog od 29. do 30. rujna 2011. godine u Splitu. Pavlović, Cvijeta, Vinka Gluničić-Bužančić i Andrea Meyer-Fraatz (ur.). Split-Zagreb : Književni krug Split, Odsjek za komparativnu književnost Filozofskog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, 2012. 132-48.
– „Croatian Canadian Literature—emigrant, ethnic or diasporic?“.  Migration, Globalization, Hybridity: Canadian and Croatian Experiences/ Migration, globalisation, hybridité: expériences canadiennes et croates. Eds. Gordan Matas and Biljana Kostadinov. Split: Faculty of Philosphy, Croatian Canadian Academic Society, 2011. 179-96.
– “Contemporary Croatian Film and the New Social Economy”. Growing Up Transnational: Identity and Kinship in a Global Era. Eds. May Friedman and Silvia Schultermandl. Toronto: Toronto UP, 2011. 103-18.

Peer-reviewed journals:
– “Nacionalna fantazija i kultura pamćenja američkih devedesetih u romanu Leviathan Paula Austera“. Književna smotra XLVI 171 (1): 67-75.
– „Situating H.D. Thoreau’s Walden within Post-Exceptionalist American Studies. Exceptionalism Reconsidered.“ Borderlands: Journal of Anglo-American Studies. 2 (2013): 27-43. http://serbianamericanstudies.rs/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/BORDERLANDS-2013-final.pdf

– „Roman Ragtime i američka popularna kultura u kategorijama frankfurtske škole“. Književna smotra 161-162 (3-4) XLIII (2011): 5-16.
– „Dreams Deferred: The Concept of the US-Mexican Borderlands between the Global North and the South“. Americana. E-journal of American Studies in Hungary. Vol. VII. No. 1 (Spring 2011). URL: http://americanaejournal.hu/vol7no1/sesnic

 For full bibliography see  http://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=236460&lang=EN