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Dubravka Ugrešić visiting Warwick as IAS International Fellow

Over the past three decades, Dubravka Ugrešić has established herself as one of Europe’s most distinctive novelists and essayists. Following degrees in Comparative and Russian Literature, she taught at the University of Zagreb’s Institute of Literature for many years, successfully pursuing parallel careers as a writer and a scholar. In 1991, when war broke out, Ugrešić took a firm anti-war stance. Subjected to prolonged public ostracism and persistent media harassment, she left Croatia in 1993 and is now based in Amsterdam. Her books have been translated into over twenty languages. English translations include The Ministry of Pain (2006), Baba Yaga Laid an Egg (2009), Europe in Sepia (2014) and Fox (due to be published in May 2018). She is the winner of several major literary prizes (Austrian State Prize for European Literature 1998; finalist of Man Booker International Prize 2009; Jean Améry Essay Prize, awarded for her essayistic work as a whole, 2012; while Karaoke Culture was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism 2011). In 2016, she was awarded the Vilenica Prize and Neustadt International Prize for Literature.

Programme of events

organised by Dr Mila Milani and Dr Linda Shortt (SMLC), and Dr Chantal Wright (ECLS)

Events are free, but registration would be appreciated - Registration form
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Monday 5th March, 2pm, S0.18

The Words of an Other: A Roundtable discussion on Writing and Publishing in Translation

Discussing writerly, creative and more wordly concerns, this roundtable will offer listeners insights into translation and the creative industries. It is open to PG and UG students at Warwick and will be of particular interest to those registered in translation courses across SMLC and English, as well as staff members whose research interests include translation studies or world literature. The roundtable discussion will be followed by an open Q&A

Confirmed Participants:

Dr Maya Jaggi, award-winning global cultural journalist, writer and critic

Prof. Francis Jones, Professor of Translation Studies, Newcastle University

Susan Curtis-Kojaković, founding director at Istros Books ltd London-based independent publisher


Wednesday 7th March, 6.30pm, OC1.06

Public Lecture on ‘Writing from “Out of Nation” Zone’. In conversation with Prof. Maureen Freely (ECLS)

Wine reception to follow

Thursday 8th March, 1.30-2.30pm, Writers' Room (Millburn House)

Public Talk on 'The Scold’s Bridle' at Warwick Thursdays, Writing Programme’s Literary Salon

Thursday 8th March, 7pm, Warwick Books (Warwick)

Public reading (International Women’s Day Event)

Friday 9th March, 10.30am, A0.26 (Millburn House)

Symposium on ‘Writing and Identity (in) Conflict’


Dr Renata Schellenberg (Mount Allison University)

Prof. Paulo de Medeiros (ECLS)

Dr Silvija Jestrovic (Theatre and Performance Studies)


10-10.30 arrival and coffee

10.30-11.30 Renata Schellenberg on 'Lives Lived: the Post-Yugoslav Literature of Dubravka Ugrešić

11.30-12.30 Dubravka Ugrešić in conversation with Paulo de Medeiros and Silvija Jestrovic

12.30-13.30 Lunch

All events have been generously supported by the IAS, the Connecting Cultures GRP, the SMLC, the ECLS, and the Faculty of Arts at the University of Warwick