Assoc. Prof. Jelena Šesnić

Dr. Jelena Šesnić, Associate Professor
Office: B-018
Phone: 6120-060


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

Undergraduate courses
Aspects of American Romanticism; War, Reconstruction, Transformation: Am. Lit. 1860-1914; The Nineteenth-Century American Novel; The American Bilgunsroman 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; Croatian American Writing and the Poetics of Transculturation; Images of American Politics in Literature and Visual Media

– 2014-. Research team member, HRZZ-1543 project: A Cultural History of Capitalism: Britain, America, Croatia
– 2013-: Co-organizer of the CAAS annual American Studies Workshops
– 2016-: Vice-president of the AASSEE (Association for American Studies in Southeast Europe)
– Member of editoral boards of Književna smotra and Borderlands (e-journal of the 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
– 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.

Collections of essays
The Errant Labor of the Humanities: Festschrift Presented to Stipe Grgas. Ed. Sven Cvek, Borislav Knežević and Jelena Šesnić. Zagreb: FF press, 2017.

– Siting America/ Sighting Modernity: Essays in Honor of Sonja Bašić. Ed. Jelena Šesnić. Zagreb: FF Press, 2010.
– Šesnić, Jelena and Sven Cvek, eds. Working Papers in American Studies. Vol. II. Quarter of a Century after the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Perspectives and Directions in Croatian and Regional American Studies. Zagreb: Hrvatsko udruženje za američke studije, 2016.
– Šesnić, Jelena and Sven Cvek, eds. Working Papers in American Studies. Vol. I. Cross-cultural Readings of the United States. Zagreb: Hrvatsko udruženje za američke studije, 2014.
Književna smotra. Znaci vremena. Povodom 80 godina zagrebačke anglistike. Ur. Borislav Knežević i Jelena Šesnić. XLVI/2014, 172 (2). 

Link to complete bibliography at CROSBI: