Aleksandar Boskovic, Lecturer in Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian

Aleksandar Boskovic, Lecturer in Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian

Education

Ph.D. Slavic Languages and Literatures. University of Michigan, 2013

M.A. Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, University of Belgrade, 2006

B.A. Serbian Literature and Language with Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, University of Belgrade, 2003

Employment & Teaching

Lecturer in Bosnian, Croatian & Serbian, Columbia University, 2013-present

Researcher, Institute for Literature and Arts, Belgrade, Serbia, 2003-2008

Courses

Balkan as a Metaphor

In the Shadow of Empires: Literatures of South Slavs from Realism to Today

Slavic Avant-Garde Surfaces

Yugoslav and post-Yugoslav Cinema

Research Interests

Modernism, Avant-Garde, Comparative Media, Literary Theory, Visual Culture, Language Pedagogy

Awards, Grants & Fellowships

Collegium de Lyon Fellowship (2019-2020)

Language Implementation Grant, Language Resource Center, Columbia (2018, 2019, 2020)

Harriman Publishing Grant, Harriman Institute, Columbia (2018)

PepsiCo Research/Travel Grant, Columbia, Harriman Institute (2014, 2015)

Jean Monnet Graduate Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2012)

Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2011–2012)

Mellon Dissertation Seminar in the Humanities at University of Michigan (2011)

Emerging Democracy Fellowship and Slavic Recruitment Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2008- 2010)

Research Grant, Institute for Literature and Arts, Belgrade, Serbia. Research fellow in the project “Poetics of Serbian poetry of the second half of the XX century,” lead by Prof. Novica Petković & Prof. Jovan Delić (2006-2008)

Research Grant, Institute for Literature and Arts, Belgrade, Serbia. Research fellow in the project “Formation of the poetics of modern Serbian literature at the beginning of XX century,” lead by Prof. Novica Petković (2003-2005)

City of Belgrade annual award for young scholars, Belgrade, Serbia (2004)

Affiliations

The Harriman Institute

The Institute for Literature and Art, Belgrade

Selected Publications

Authored Book

2008: Pesnički Humor u delu Vaska Pope [The Poetic Humor in Vasko Popa’s œuvre], Belgrade: Institut za književnost i umetnost, 280pp. 
 

Journal articles

2019: “Thinking Film: Cinefied Materiality in Slobodan Šijan’s Fanzine Film Leaflet (1976-1979)” Fiction in Central and Eastern European Film Theory and Practice (ed. by J. Alexander Bareis and Mario Slugan). Special Issue of Apparatus. Film, Media and Digital Cultures in Central and Eastern Europe 8. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17892/app.2019.0008.153

2017: Revolution, Production, Representation: Iurii Rozhkov's Photomontages to Maiakovskii's Poem "To the Workers of Kursk"Slavic Review, Vol. 76, No 2 (Summer): 395-427.

2016: The Avant-Garde PhotopoetryKnjiževna istorija, XLVIII, No 158: 287-310.

2014: The Arrest of Ratko Mladić Online: Tracing Memory Models across Digital Genres, with Marijeta Božović and Bogdan Trifunović, Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media, No 12: 77-104.

2013: Yugonostalgia and Yugoslav Cultural Memory: Lexicon of Yu MythologySlavic Review, Vol. 72, No 1 (Spring): 54-78.

2006: HumorKnjiževna istorija, XXXVIII, No 130: 625-672. 

2006: Struktura zbornika Od zlata jabuka Vaska Pope [“Structure of Vasko Popa’s Collection ‘The Golden Apple’”], Zbornik Matice srpske za književnost i jezik, Vol. 53, No 1/3: 513-526.
 

Book chapters

2021: Autonomous Animals Animated: Samozveri as A Constructivist Pedagogical Cine-DispositivePedagogy of Images: Depicting Communism for Children, Marina Balina, Serguei Oushakine (eds.), Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 149-178.

2018: The Avant-Garde Quest for a Bioscopic BookBeyond Given Knowledge: Investigation, Quest and Exploration in Modernism and the Avant-Gardes, edited by Veivo, Harri / Montier, Jean-Pierre / Nicol, Françoise / Ayers, David / Hjartarson, Benedikt / Bru, Sascha. De Gruyter. pp. 59-76.

2014: Агитационная фотопоэма как рукотворный памятник [“Propagandistic Photopoem as a Handmade Monument”], Фотомонтажный цикл Юрия Рожкова к поэме Владимира Маяковского «Рабочим Курска, добывшим первую руду...»: Реконструкция неизданной книги 1924 года. Статьи. Комментарии / сост. К. Матиссен, под ред. А. Россомахина. — СПб. : Издательство Европейского университета в Санкт-Петербурге. — (AVANT-GARDE; вып. 4). Translated in Croatian as “Sovjetska agitprop foto-poema: fotomontaže Jurija Rožkova za poemu Majakovskog Radnicima Kurska...” and published in Književna smotra, br. 185 (3), 2017: 17-25; and Kulturna povijest Oktobarske revolucije - sto godina kasnije, Danijela Lugarić Vukas ed., Zagreb, 2017: 73-90.

2011: Performing Authority: Manifesto Genre and Literary TheoryJezik, Književnost, Kultura – Novici Petkoviću u spomen, J. Delić, A. Jovanović, eds., Belgrade: Institut za književnost i umetnost. 

2009: Živa skulptura poezije – Parnasovstvo Jovana Dučića [“The Living Sculpture of Poetry – Jovan Dučić’s Parnassism”], Poetika Jovana Dučića, ed. Jovan Delić, Belgrade: Institut za književnost i umetnost. 

2008: Identitet, egzil i rod u prozi Aleksandra Hemona [“Identity, exile and gender in Aleksandar Hemon’s prose”], Teorije i politike roda: rodni identiteti u književnostima i kulturama jugoistočne Evrope, ed. Tatjana Rosić, Belgrade: Institut za književnost i umetnost. 

2008: Doleželova teorija fikcije [“Doležel’s Theory of Fiction”], (afterword) in: Lubomir Doležel, Heterokosmika. Fikcija i mogući svetovi, Belgrade: Službeni glasnik. 

2007: U pretećem znaku dekonstrukcije [“In the Menacing Sign of Deconstruction”], Postsimbolistička poetika Ivana V. Lalića, Belgrade: Institut za književnost i umetnost. 

2007: ‘Iskrena pesma’ ili epikurejstvo Milana Rakića [“‘An Honest Poem’ or the Epicurean Spirit of Milan Rakić”], Milan Rakić i moderno pesništvo, , Belgrade: Institut za književnost i umetnost. 

2007: Tanja Popović, Rečnik književnih termina (saradnici: Aleksandar Bošković, Nataša Marković, Predrag Mirčetić Dijana Mitrović, Aleksandar Stević); [A Dictionary of  Literary Terms, Tanja Popović, in association with Aleksandar Bošković, Nataša Marković, Predrag Mirčetić, Dijana Mitrović, Aleksandar Stević], Belgrade: Logos Art, Belgrade, 831 pp. I have contributed to over 200 entries, mostly related to the literary theory, history of criticism, history of poetry, versification, and folk literature (over 80,000 words).

2005: Tema ludila u Posmrtnim počastima Sime Pandurovića [“The Theme of Madness in Sima Pandurović’s ‘Obsequies’”], Poetika Sime Pandurovića, Belgrade: Institut za književnost i umetnost.
 

Book reviews 

2020: Archive and the Boundaries of ‘Institutional Polymorphism’: Review of Alice Lovejoy’s Army Film and the Avant-Garde. Cultural Critique, Vol. 107 (Spring 2020): 179-191.

2016: Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kiš. By Mark Thompson. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press. 2013. 372 pp. $40.00 ISBN 978-0-8014-4888-1. Modern Language Review, Vol. 111 (January): 304-305.

2012: Foto-avangarda i grafički dizajn u međuratnoj Češkoj [“Photo-Avant-garde and Graphic Design in the Interwar Czech"] (Foto/montáž tiskem /Photo/Montage in Print  / Jindřich Toman)”], Književna istorija, XLIV, No 146: 307-312.

2007: Teorija i njeno vlastito preispitivanje [“Theory and Its Own Re-examination (What is Theory / Novica Milić)”], Književna istorija, XXXIX, No 131-132: 403-411. 

Current Projects

Slavic Avant-Garde Cinepoetry

Zenithism: A Yugoslav Avant-Garde Anthology